The Portland Thorns are looking to get back on track today as they head out on the road to take on the second place Washington Spirit. Having now gone four matches without winning a match, the Thorns will be verging on desperate to pull out a win as they look to maintain their position on the table while their international stars are away at the World Cup.
Match Preview: "Portland's last win against the Spirit was a big one though and it happened on the road. A 6-1 victory at Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex on June 21, 2014 saw both Alex Morgan and Jessica McDonald register braces, with Christine Sinclair and Long added a goal each. In total, the Thorns have outscored the Spirit 13-5 and 9-3 when visiting Washington. Portland will be desperate to be on the attack from the first whistle after being held scoreless in their last two losses. Late game dominance has been a feature of the Thorns season so far, but it hasn't necessarily turned into goals or points."
Watch it on: Streaming on Timbers.com/ThornFC or embedded below
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. pacific at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD
Portland Thorns: 2-2-2, 5th place in the NWSL
Washington Spirit: 3-3-1, 2nd place in the NWSL