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Portland Thorns FC @ Sky Blue FC Match Thread [4:00 pm]

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The Portland Thorns take on Sky Blue FC in a match between the league's heavyweights.

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25 points. 11 games played. 8 wins. 2 losses. 1 draw. Those numbers apply to both the Portland Thorns and Sky Blue FC which should make it readily apparent why a win for the Thorns today -- a road win at that -- would be so important to not only the confidence of the team, but also the final point standings. Essentially, as the with the Portland Timbers against FC Dallas a week ago, the Thorns have an opportunity to score the elusive "six" points today as they'll not only earn three against SBFC, but they'll take away a potential three from them.

Here are the details:

General Information

Watch it on: LIVE STREAM BELOW

Kick off: 4:00 pm at Yurcak Field Stadium

Portland Thorns FC: 25 points.

Sky Blue FC: 25 points.

Starting Lineups

Portland Thorns FC: GK LeBlanc, D O'Neil, D Williamson, D Buehler, D Marshall, M Kerr, M Wetzel, M Long, F Weimer, F Sinclair (capt.), F Morgan

Sky Blue FC: De Vanna, Adams, Cameron, Foord, Freels, Goodson, Johnson, Lytle, Makoski, O'Hara, Rampone

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Final Thoughts

It's an important match today, no doubt about it. More than that, however, I think a win tonight over Sky Blue would be very gratifying for the Thorns. The last time the two played each other was at Jeld-Wen Field and the Thorns lossed 1-nil in that game. Today should be seen as an opportunity to give as good as they got.