Interesting Thorns-Reigns matchup
The Portland Thorns and the Seattle Reign renew their National Women's Soccer League rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Seattle's Memorial Stadium.
Portland is third in the NWSL standings with five wins, three losses and three draws for 18 points. Seattle is fourth with 17 points (4-2-5).
The rivals played to a 2-2 tie on May 6 at Providence Park.
This is the third match over eight days for both teams. On Wednesday, Seattle rallied for a 2-1 home win over Chicago while Portland beat FC Kansas City 3-0 at Providence Park.
Former Portland Pilot Megan Rapinoe converted two penalty kicks on Wednesday, giving her a league-leading seven goals this season. Japan international Naho Kawasumi has three goals and a team-leading six assists for Seattle.
The Reign are the top scoring team in the league with 22 goals. Portland has allowed a league-low nine goals through 11 games.
Christine Sinclair, also a former Pilot, scored twice for the Thorns on Wednesday. Sinclair has four goals this season and 27 in her NWSL career.
Nadia Nadim, who is injured and will not play at Seattle, also has four goals for the Thorns in 2017.
Seattle is unbeaten in its last 12 home matches.
Portland has been strong on the road, losing only four of its last 15 games away from Providence Park.
In games at Seattle, the Thorns are 2-3-1 all-time.