Portland Thorns

Portland Thorns returns to action in regional pod play in September

Portland Thorns

The National Women’s Soccer League announced Tuesday that its nine teams resume its season on Sept. 5, 2020 in three regional pods and take place over a seven week period. 

The Portland Thorns are in the West pod with the OL Reign and Utah Royals FC. Teams within each pod will play one another to enable the league to minimize travel

The NWSL plans to announce the format and schedule next week. 

CBS Television Network will televise a game each Saturday during the seven-week series.

Earlier this summer, the Thorns reached the semifinals of the NWSL’s Challenge Cup, but lost to Houston 1-0

Other pods are Northeast (Chicago, Sky Blue, Washington) and South (North Carolina, Orlando, Houston).