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Thorns’ match vs. Washington Spirit postponed

The Thorns are working with the league to reschedule the match once health and safety protocols are cleared.

NJ/NY Gotham City FC v Portland Thorns FC Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images

Portland Thorns FC’s match against the Washington Spirit has been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocol concerns in the Spirit camp.

The Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit were scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Pacific in Providence Park. But the National Women’s Soccer League announced today that the match would be postponed.

Thorns FC is working with the NWSL to reschedule the match once health and safety protocols have been cleared. More information will be announced in the coming days.

The Thorns’ CEO Merritt Paulson tweeted this in response to the news:

“I personally apologize to our fans. We expected one of the biggest Thorns crowds of the season tonight. Hopefully we are cleared to play Tues.

Frustration level is very high given the facts as I understand them. Will work w the NWSL to sort this/prevent similar issues.”

Portland travels to North Carolina to take on the Courage on Sunday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. Pacific and will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network.