The Portland Thorns face yet another team at the top of the table, as the Chicago Red Stars make their lone appearance at Providence Park this season. The Thorns and Red Stars meet less than two weeks ago, settling for a 1-1 draw.
The second highest scoring team in the league, Lindsey Horan leads the Thorns with three goals, while Sinclair, Nadim, and Dagny Brynjarsdottir have added two, with Meg Morris and Tobin Heach adding a goal, with the latter leading the league with 5 assists. On other side of the ball, the Thorns have the league's stingiest defense, only allowing 5 goals through 9 matches, including three clean sheets recorded by Franch, with another recorded by Michelle Betos The Thorns bolstered their defense last week with the arrival of Amandine Henry, who played 38 minutes in their match against the Flash and will likely see more playing time in this match, if not her first start for the Thorns.
Press leads the Red Stars and the NWSL with four goals, while Huerta has scored three, while Short and Jen Hoy have each added two goals. Defensively, goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher leads the league with 5 clean sheets and the Red Stars have only allowed 6 goals on the season.
Wednesday's match marks the fourth time this season that the Thorns have met the team at the top of the table. In those three previous meetings, the Thorns have a record of 2-0-1, drawing the Red Stars 1-1 and defeating the Spirit 4-1 and Flash 2-0.