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CHICAGO - The National Women’s Soccer League announced today that given the gravity of the events of the last week, matches scheduled for this weekend – including Thorns FC's Oct. 2 match against the OL Reign – will not occur.

NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said, “This week, and much of this season, has been incredibly traumatic for our players and staff, and I take full responsibility for the role I have played. I am so sorry for the pain so many are feeling. Recognizing that trauma, we have decided not to take the field this weekend to give everyone some space to reflect. Business as usual isn’t our concern right now. Our entire league has a great deal of healing to do, and our players deserve so much better. We have made this decision in collaboration with our players association and this pause will be the first step as we collectively work to transform the culture of this league, something that is long overdue.”

When more information is available about the reschedule or cancellation of the Oct. 2 match, the club will be in contact with additional details regarding fans' tickets. Should this game be rescheduled, tickets will be automatically good for the new date. If a ticket holder would prefer a credit or refund rather than the new game date, the Member Services Department will reach out with a way for you to indicate your selection.

Any fans with questions about their ticket purchase can contact our Member Services Department at members@thornsfc.com.