The Portland Thorns had a chance to take first place on Sunday and instead they lost in a physically and emotionally exhausting game for the team. Now, only three days later, the Thorns find themselves needing to win out in a three game road trip that starts with tonight's clash against the Boston Breakers.
Here's all the information you need for today's game:
Watch it on: the Breakers' website for $4.99
Kick off: 4:00 pm at Dillboy Stadium in Somerville, MA
Portland Thorns: 2nd Place (34 points) in the NWSL.
Boston Breakers: 6th Place (24 points) in the NWSL.
Portland Thorns: LeBlanc, Ramirez, Buehler, Marshall, Williamson, Long, Heath, Foxhoven, Shim, Sinclair, Morgan
Boston Breakers: Naeher, Avant, McNeill, Whitehill, King, Wilkinson, Lohman, O'Reilly, Sanderson, Simon, Leroux
The Thorns will need to find a way to heal any rifts in the team in short order lest they risk coming completely undone during this road trip. A complete effort and a win against the Breakers would go a long way toward reassuring the fans back here in Portland that the wheels are not about to come off what could still be a very successful season.