This is the first matchup between the two teams this season. It’ll be a close one as both teams sit at the top of the table: Washington and no. 1 and Portland at no. 2. The game will be at home in Providence Park on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. PT Ahead of the game, the Thorns will honor Crystal Dunn and Sophia Smith as they head to the World Cup next …
I've attended 21 matches this season, 9 Thorns and 12 Timbers (including 3 on the road). Tonight's Thorns-Spirit was by far the most entertaining and one of the very best played. Sophie's first goal has to be best in the NWSL so far. Thorns offense was stellar. But to win the title, their defense, though better overall than the last few matches, must improve in the box.
Smith was incredible. Vlatko must be glad that he can count on her.
Kingsbury was hot trash. Vlatko must be relieved that he doesn't have to count on her.
TCOB Best win since Seattle.
Haven’t seen a call out for Dunn, but she was everywhere--in a very positive way.
Just like watching Brazil!
The best defense is a good offense.
WOTM is obviously accounted for, but HOT DAMN was Hina awesome tonight. Her ability to maintain technique and touch while killing herself physically is insane.
Ah Soph that’s so so good there
Be OK Weaver please
What a save Shelby
Commence the battle of the teens!
Morgan Weaver is such an improved player, no way she makes that 2 years ago
The ref knows this is supposed to be a non-contact sport, right?
Definitely a rollercoaster but so much more fun to watch than Timbers this year (or last year).
The defense has no composure, no thought, no anything behind their clearances and passes. This isn’t tactical today- just godawful defending
ugh, then yay before I can really process. Nice little pass.
This is nuts
I have whiplash.
No words for either those hahahaha
Excellent, excellent half from an entertainment standpoint- Great atmosphere here as well, especially when Rodman went for a triple roll tumble on the Hubly challenge. Shaky first 20 or so, but the Thorns for a little control back in the second part....mostly down to Hina, who if Soph wasn’t walking on water would be the clear cut player of the half.
Think there’s a real chance this team plays better when they play a team who wants the ball. It forces them to sit a little deeper and reduces their worst tendencies to commit too many forward. Saw it against the Reign and again tonight.
Have a half hina
Stg these refs have no clue what a yellow card looks like.
Feel like I'm watching Michael Jordan right now!!!
Also if I took a drink each time the color commentator used a cliche I would be hammered already
Someone needs to replace the magnets in Dunn's boots so she can hang on to the ball
Absolutely outrageous....she’s gonna try to win this herself, Natu and Hubly be damned
Bro I’ve had enough of Natu what the hell is she doing
Lmfao she’s unstoppable
Believe in miracles tonight
Hogan starts with a back 4 of
Reyes Menges Hubly Kuikka
Sinc, Coffey, Dunn, Smith, Hina, and Weaver in the starting lineup.