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Portland Thorns FC @ Chicago Red Stars Match Thread [5:00 pm]

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The Portland Thorns travel to Chicago to take on the Red Stars. A win today could see them cement themselves in 1st place.

Stacey Neve

The Portland Thorns take on the Chicago Red Stars this evening. There's not much to say about either team yet, however, as we're all still waiting to see who the dominant sides are. Of course, at 4 points the Thorns are currently tied for first in the league. Still, two matches does not make a trend and, despite Chicago's singular point, they could still be a solid adversary.

Here are all the details you need:

General Information

Watch it on: Free stream provided by the Chicago Red Stars also via the stream below

Kick off: 5:00 pm at Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium

Portland Thorns: 4 points.

Chicago Red Stars: 1 point.

Starting Lineups

Portland Thorns FC: LeBlanc; Dougherty, Williamson, Buehler, Marshall; Long, Kerr, Edwards, Washington; Sinclair, Morgan

Chicago Red Stars: McLeod; Hemmings, Moscato, Quon, Vandenbergh; Mautz, Boxx, Chalupny, Osborne; Bywaters, Masar

Watch It Live

Final Thoughts

As with the Timbers, the Portland Thorns will be searching for their first road win, albeit against a team that's not quite as dominant... or at least not yet. Truthfully, it's a bit too early in the NWSL season to know. It's worth noting that Chicago's keeper is considered one of the best. Jonanna's preview revealed that she recently stole our own keeper's starting position on the Canadian women's national team. Expect both of them to try and prove why they deserve that honor tonight.

NOTE: This thread is a Timbers-free zone. Some fans might be delaying the Timbers game to watch this one. DO NOT POST SPOILERS HERE. Please use the Timbers match thread for Timbers discussion.

UPDATE: Watch the English stream here:

http://redstars.ollintechnology.com/redstarswebcast_eng.htm