The Portland Thorns are a point away from winning the league and all that stand between them and the top of the standings are Sky Blue FC. The Thorns are riding a three game winning streak coming into this one and have already locked up their first ever home playoff berth, while their opponents are coming into this match looking to play the role of the spoiler after having been eliminated from the playoffs already.
The Thorns come into this match with their full compliment of internationals available and will be looking to put in a complete performance against their opponents.
“Portland’s fate is in their own hands. League leaders Washington Spirit fell 3-1 to the Chicago Red Stars, leaving the opportunity for the Thorns to snatch the regular-season crown on the final day. Though a tie against Sky Blue would leave Portland and Washington level on points, Thorns FC holds the better head-to-head record against the Spirit, which is the first tiebreak in the NWSL.”
Watch it on: Streaming on ThornsFC.com
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. PT at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.
Portland Thorns: 11-3-5, 2nd place in the NWSL
Sky Blue FC: 7-7-5, 7th place in the NWSL