The Portland Thorns head to Rochester tonight as they continue their season-ending road trip with a game against the Western New York Flash. As the Thorns have stumbled in recent weeks, the Flash have pushed up the table and the two teams now find themselves on 34 points a piece, in a three way tie for second with Sky Blue FC. A win in this game is a must have for both teams as they try to secure home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Here are all the details you need:
Kick off: 4:30 pm at Sahlen's Stadium (Rochester, NY).
Portland Thorns FC: 34 points (3rd Place).
Western New York Flash: 34 points (2nd Place).
Portland Thorns: LeBlanc, Dougherty, Williamson, Buehler, Marshall, Kerr, Long, Shim, Heath, Foxhoven, Sinclair (c)
Chicago Red Stars: Franch, Johnson, Taylor, Reynolds, Salem, Kerr, Lloyd, Huffman, Martin, Perez, Wambach
The Thorns are in the middle of a rough run and they really need to pull themselves together before the playoffs. With only two games left in the season, the time to break out of this slump is sooner rather than later. Now is the time for Cindy Parlow Cone to show that she can coach this team without relying on the pure athleticism and finishing ability of Alex Morgan, out with a knee strain, to keep teams in check.