The Thorns return home to meet the Red Stars in the final match of the regular season. Both teams are assured of a semifinal appearance, so both will likely be playing to get the best possible result while avoiding injuries to key players and resting as many critical starters as much as possible.
One of the most interesting stories of the match may well be the second appearance of the season for Portland’s Tobin Heath, whose long-awaited return in Orlando last week was limited to the final half-hour of the match. Will Heath play a full half today and, if so, how will that affect the Thorns and the outcome of the match?
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Where: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon.
When: Saturday, September 30, kickoff at 12:30 p.m. PT.
Watch it: On Lifetime. Currently, the Lifetime schedule shows no pregame show so unless you want to record the last half hour of Abducted: The Carlina White Story! set your DVR for exactly 12:30)
Portland Thorns: 13-5-5, 2nd place in the NWSL, 0-0 draw at Orlando