When you turn on the match for Portland Thorns FC today, don’t worry; it’s not just a rerun. It is, however, a rematch between the Thorns and NJ/NY Gotham FC. Last time these two teams met, Portland came out on top, allowing them to hoist some hardware. Their win over Gotham made the Thorns the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champions.
But right now the Thorns are in a bit of a slump. They’ve lost their last two matches, most recently falling to the Orlando Pride on Wednesday. One could argue that the game against Orlando was more of a schedule loss than a true loss. It was the second game in four days, a pretty quick turnaround for a club. That’s not how the Thorns are looking at it, however. And now, they’re looking at this rematch as an opportunity to correct their course and show the NWSL they’re still the team to beat.
Location: Red Bull Arena | Harrison, NJ
Kick-Off: 12 p.m. PST
Streaming: Paramount+; Twitch @NWSLOfficial2