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Portland continues road swing with match against Orlando Pride on Saturday

Washington Spirit starting eleven
Boyds, MD. – Saturday, May 19 2018: The Portland Thorns defeated the Washington Spirit 1-0 in a NWSL match at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Continuing their six-game road swing to begin the season, Portland Thorns FC square off against the Orlando Pride on Saturday, May 11, at Orlando City Stadium; kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. (Pacific). Saturday’s match features a live web stream available on Yahoo! Sports.

Recent form
Portland (1-0-2, 5pts) is unbeaten in three matches to begin the 2019 season after earning a 2-2 draw on the road against Sky Blue FC on April 28. Emily Sonnett and Tobin Heath notched goals to help Thorns FC earn a point on the road. With the draw, Portland is unbeaten in its last eight (5-0-3) regular-season matches, dating back to the 2018 season.

Against Orlando
Saturday’s match is the second meeting of the season between Portland and Orlando, with Thorns FC recording a 2-0 win the first game of the season between the two sides on April 14. Portland is 6-1-1 all-time against the Pride, scoring multiple goals in all six of its win. On the road against the Pride, Thorns FC are 3-0-1 and have recorded three shutouts.

On the road
Playing their fourth consecutive road match on Saturday, Thorns FC continue their six-game road stretch – the longest stretch of consecutive road matches in club history to begin a season – due to completion work on the $85 million transformation of Providence Park. Dating back to the conclusion of the 2018 season, Portland is unbeaten in its last five road matches with a mark of 3-0-2.

Next match
Thorns FC travel for a road match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday, May 18, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.; kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (Pacific) with a live web stream available on Yahoo! Sports.

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