The Portland Thorns are now on twelve games without a loss and looking to keep on rolling as they host FC Kansas City tonight. While the Thorns are looking good at the top of the table, their visitors has struggled so far this season, landing in 7th place so far with a record of 2-5-4.
With the Thorns missing a half-dozen players due to pre-Olympic call-ups, this match — and the next few after — will be important tests of the team’s depth. The Thorns have been hit harder than anyone else in the league by the Olympic call-ups, so who will be the team’s next Allie Long, stepping up in the absence of the big names and making a splash of her own?
“Portland has scored two goals in each of its last four games and will look to that offensive power to increase their sizeable goal differential against FC Kansas City at home. The Thorns have scored the second-most goals this season (18) and have outscored Kansas City 17-9 at Providence Park, winning three of the five matches and losing just once. However, Kansas City still holds the overall edge in wins, having beaten the Rose City club four times and losing three. A win for Portland would draw the record equal in one of the most balanced rivalries in the NWSL.”
Watch it on: Streaming on ThornsFC.com
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Providence Park in Portland, OR
Portland Thorns: 7-0-5, 1st place in the NWSL
FC Kansas City: 2-5-4, 7th place in the NWSL