Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn, Thorns vs. Utah, 9.20.20
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Scenarios: How the Thorns can win the Verizon Community Shield (and earn a $25,000 grant for Mimi's Fresh Tees)

Thorns FC close out the NWSL Fall Series Saturday when they face OL Reign in Tacoma (5pm PT, Twitch). Currently sitting atop the standings, the Thorns have a shot to win the Verizon Community Shield and earn a $25,000 grant for their chosen partner, Mimi's Fresh Tees. The Fall Series’ second-place finishers win $15,000 for their partners; third place earns a $10,000 grant.

Thorns will clinch Verizon Community Shield without using any tiebreakers with:

  • A win 


  • A draw AND a Houston loss or draw vs Orlando


  • A loss AND a Houston loss vs Orlando AND Sky Blue win or draw vs Chicago AND North Carolina draw vs Orlando AND Utah win or draw vs OL Reign

Updated Oct. 9 following Houston's 2-1 over Orlando.