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Thorns to host Breakers in Season Opener on April 11

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The 2015 NWSL season kicks off in April.

The Thorns celebrate a goal in their 6-3 victory over the Boston Breakers on July 20, 2014.
The Thorns celebrate a goal in their 6-3 victory over the Boston Breakers on July 20, 2014.
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The Portland Thorns will kick off the 2015 NWSL season by hosting the Boston Breakers at Providence Park on April 11 at 7:00pm.

For the first time in their two-year history, the Thorns will open the season at home, following trips to Kansas City in 2013 and Houston in 2014.

The Thorns are undefeated in home openers (1-0-1), but have a 2-4-0 record against the Breakers, going 1-2-0 against them in 2013 and 2014, and are 1-1-0 at Providence Park.

The remainder of the 2015 schedule will be released at a later date.

Portland Thorns Press Release-

THORNS FC TO FACE BOSTON BREAKERS IN HOME OPENER
Club to open its third season April 11 at Providence Park
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC will play host to the Boston Breakers in the team’s home-opening match of the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League season at Providence Park on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. (Pacific), it was announced today as the NWSL unveiled details for each club’s home opener for 2015.

Portland’s match on April 11 will mark the first time that Thorns FC opens the season at Providence Park. Since the inaugural 2013 season, Portland has opened the season on the road against FC Kansas City (2013) and the Houston Dash (2014).

Thorns FC are 2-0-0 in NWSL home openers. In 2013, Portland earned a 2-1 win against Seattle Reign FC on April 21, while Thorns FC registered a 3-1 victory in the 2014 home opener against FC Kansas City on April 26.


In Portland’s only meeting at home against Boston in 2014, forward Christine Sinclair scored the club's first hat-trick in the highest-scoring match in league history as Thorns FC recorded a 6-3 win over the Breakers on July 20 at Providence Park.
Additional information on the time of the match along with the complete 2015 schedule will be released at a later date.