The Portland Thorns travel to Cary, North Carolina to take on the North Carolina Courage in WakeMed Soccer Park today. It will be broadcasted on CBS Sports Network at 12 p.m. Pacific. This match could have huge implications on the race for the NWSL Shield. It’s the second-place Thorns versus the third-place Courage, who are hot on Portland’s heels.
The Thorns lost their first match in Cary, NC 2-0 courtesy of a Lynn Williams brace. This is the second meeting between the sides this season. Portland and North Carolina will play for the third time in both teams’ final match of the NWSL regular season in Providence Park on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park I Cary, NC
Time: 12 p.m. Pacific
Watch: CBS Sports Network
The Thorns have not played a match in 12 days. They have had a unique opportunity to rest, recover and refocus heading into this match and need to take care of business,
The last time the Portland Thorns traveled to Cary, NC, Yazmeen Ryan made her debut. The Thorns lost the match 2-0 but Ryan gave us a glimpse of what is to come in her Thorns career.
Our Starting XI vs. North Carolina. #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/B6h0g3rIH5— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) September 12, 2021
North Carolina Courage
Whole squad got us like #NCvPOR | @bojangles pic.twitter.com/LjxXEr6XuP— NC Courage (@TheNCCourage) September 12, 2021