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Thorns FC Weekly Update: July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Portland Thorns FC News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - After earning a 2-1 win on the road against the Houston Dash, Portland Thorns FC return home to play host to Cascadia rival Reign FC, in a match presented by Toyota, on Friday, July 5, at Providence Park. Beginning at 8 p.m. (Pacific), the match will be broadcast on Yahoo! Sports.

Recent form

Thorns FC (5-1-3, 19pts) rallied back from a deficit, scoring two goals in a five-minute span in the second half against Houston to earn a 2-1 win at BBVA Stadium on June 29. With the win, Portland improved to 4-1-3 in away matches and extended its unbeaten streak to five matches (3-0-2). During their five-game unbeaten run, Thorns FC have outscored their opponents 7-2, while registering three shutouts.

Spreading the wealth

Portland is tied for the NWSL lead with 19 goals this season from 10 different players. Midge Purce notched her team-leading fifth goal of the season against the Dash and is tied for second in the league in goals. Tyler Lussi recorded her first goal of the 2019 season and added her first assist of the campaign against Houston. Additionally, Ellie Carpenter recorded her first career NWSL assist. In total, nine players have registered an assist for Thorns FC in 2019.

Against Reign FC

Friday's match marks the 21st meeting all-time, including playoffs, between Portland and Reign FC. Thorns FC have a slight lead in the all-time series with a record of 9-8-3, including a mark of 6-3-2 at Providence Park. In 2018, Portland concluded the campaign with a 3-1 win against Reign FC on Sept. 7 in its final regular-season match at Providence Park to secure a home playoff game, and just a week later advanced to the NWSL Championship with a 2-1 win against Reign FC on Sept. 15 in the semifinals.

Next match

Up next, Thorns FC play host to the Orlando Pride at Providence Park on Sunday, July 14. Beginning at 12 noon (Pacific), the match will be broadcast on Yahoo! Sports.

Single-game tickets and annual memberships on sale for 2019 season

Single-game tickets for Thorns FC's remaining home matches for the 2019 season at Providence Park are available now.

Fans can purchase tickets for the team's regular-season home matches by calling (888) 983-1783 or online here. Additionally, fans can purchase tickets at the Providence Park box office, which is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Pacific), Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific) and will be closed on Sunday-Tuesday, unless it is a matchday at Providence Park.

Group opportunities for Thorns FC matches are available by contacting the ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or ticketsales@timbers.com. Additional group information can be found here.

Fans interested in purchasing Thorns FC Annual Memberships for the 2019 season are encouraged to call the ticket office at (503) 553-5555 or email ticketsales@timbers.com.


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