The Portland Thorns (fourth place, 15 points, 4-3-3) take on the North Carolina Courage (first place, 26 points, 8-0-2) tonight at 7:30 at Providence Park, hoping to extend their winning streak to three against the undefeated Courage. Adrianna Franch, Hayley Raso, and Emily Sonnett are all still on the injury report for the Thorns, while the Courage may be missing left back Jaelene Hinkle.
“It’s frankly unbelievable that one team is legally permitted to have both McCall Zerboni and Sam Mewis. These two defensive midfield destroyer/creators have been among the best players in the league this season. They absolutely boss the central midfield, and both players can both set teammates up going forward and score themselves. Mewis is so much taller than everyone else that on the field, it looks like someone clicked on her and typed [setscale 1.5] into the console (sorry, I’m sorry). With teams seemingly targeting the 5’3 Andressinha these last few weeks, look for Horan to be on guard duty again, and cross your fingers she doesn’t pick up a fifth yellow.”
Watch it on: go90.com, NWSLsoccer.com internationally
When: Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 pm PT
Where: Providence Park, Portland, OR
Portland Thorns: 4-3-3, fourth in the league, won 2-0 vs Utah Royals
North Carolina Courage: 8-0-2, first in the league, won 4-3 at Orlando Pride