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Portland Thorns vs. Boston Breakers Match Thread [4:00]

The Thorns kick off their three game road swing to close out the season with a stop in Boston.


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:

General Information

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.

Starting Lineups

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

Final Thoughts

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.