The Portland Thorns are on the road again today, this time heading to the nation's capitol to take on the Washington Spirit. The 3-0-0 Spirit should prove to be the Thorn's stiffest test of the nascent season and the team will need to step up in a big way if they want to preserve their undefeated record.
"Portland has dominated the eight previous contests with the Spirit, having only lost once and winning four times. Washington has failed to keep the Thorns from scoring and Portland has scored two or more goals in six of the previous six matches against the Spirit. However, Portland's defense will be tested early as Washington has outscored their opponents 3-0 in first halves this season. The Thorns have done the exact opposite and have outscored opponents 3-0 in second halves this season, and have tallied three goals in the final 15 minutes of play. Portland will also be looking to go undefeated through the first four games of the year for the fourth consecutive season."
Watch it on: Streaming on ThornsFC.com
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. PT at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD
Portland Thorns: 2-0-1, 2nd place in the NWSL
Washington Spirit: 3-0-0, 1st place in the NWSL