The Portland Thorns are below the red line and a game below even following their 2-1 loss to the Washinton Spirit last weekend. Now having lost three in a row and gone without a win in their last five, the Thorns will be looking to turn things around today as they take on the Houston Dash.
Match Preview: "Portland's offense hasn't been clicking and a series of defensive errors has cost the team important points while the internationals are gone for the World Cup. Passes are just far enough off that it hampers the offensive flow and stray passes and touches in the defensive third have led to clear goals. A gifted goal now and again actually shouldn't be a huge issue for a team with the kind of attacking creativity the Thorns possess."
Watch it on: Streaming at Timbers.com/ThornsFC or embedded below
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. pacific at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX
Portland Thorns: 2-3-2, 7th place in the NWSL
Houston Dash: 2-2-3, 5th place in the NWSL