The Thorns traveled up north to Tacoma to take on rivals Reign FC but they didn't head back home with the result they wanted. Portland couldn't get the offense going and Reign FC picked up an important 1-0 victory to climb up the standings. Lauren Barnes was a force on defense for Reign FC. No matter who got into the box, and no matter how good a look they got, Barnes was able to slam the door shut. She frustrated the Thorns all night and her efforts handed Portland just its fourth loss of the season.
Here is how social media reacted:
Younger daughter Is having trouble rememberin all the Thorns’ names, so she’s doing play-by-play based on their hairstyles. “Little bun” has been crossing well to “headband” #BAONPDX— Matt Bonner (@matt_bonner) August 8, 2019
What is it about Thorns players getting mauled and no pks? #baonpdx— skywaker9 (@skywaker9) August 8, 2019
It’s apparently going to just be one of those PDX nights. #BAONPDX— Jeremy Varo-Haub (@varohaub) August 8, 2019
I don’t think endless crosses into the box are the solution. #BAONPDX— Amateur Menace (@StallerAlex) August 8, 2019
An equalizer would improve my attitude. Getting stressful here at my house. Two people swearing now. #BAONPDX— Jean Mullette-Bauer (@JMulletteBauer) August 8, 2019