For the second time in the two seasons of the National Women's Soccer League, the Portland Thorns are playoff bound.
The Thorns had to defeat the Seattle Reign in their regular season finale on August 17 at Providence Park in Portland. They did just that, thanks to Alex Morgan's goal in the 69th minute. Morgan connected with a header off of a corner kick by Allie Long. The Thorns added some stifling defense to hold on for the 1-0 wins.
The Thorns won the championship in last year's inaugural NWSL season.
Portland will face FC Kansas City in the first round (NWSL semifinals) on August 23 at 10 a.m. The match site will be held at Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. It will be televised on ESPN2.
The other semifinal match will feature the Washington Spirit at Seattle Reign, and will be held on August 24 at the Moda Pitch at Memorial stadium in Seattle. The game will start at 8 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2.
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