The Portland Thorns look to solidify their spot at the top of the league with a win over the Chicago Red Stars. Unlike the Thorns' previous two opponents, the Western New York Flash and Boston Breakers, the Fire come into this match looking like formidable foes and will prove a stiff test for a Thorns side without much of its offensive firepower.
"All-in-all, this match will provide an opportunity for both teams to let the game flow. It may be difficult on Chicago's notoriously small field, but the attacking flow and passing ability of both clubs should keep things lively. Both squads have exciting players, there's no doubt and some of the fringe players will be chomping at the bit to show they're ready to stake their claims for playing time."
Watch it on: Streaming on Timbers.com/ThornsFC or Embedded Below
Kickoff: 5:30 pm pacific at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle, IL
Portland Thorns: 2-0-0, 1st place in NWSL
Chicago Red Stars: 1-0-0, 5th place in NWSL