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Scenarios | Thorns result this weekend will determine who they face in the NWSL Playoffs

UPDATE (Oct. 12, at 6:45 p.m. PT): As a result of the draw between Reign FC and Orlando Pride on Saturday, Portland Thorns FC have secured the No. 3 seed in the NWSL Playoffs, and will visit the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific) in the NWSL Semifinals. The match will be televised live on ESPN 2.


Portland Thorns FC, having clinched a spot in the 2019 NWSL postseason, are now looking to see where they'll head in the league semifinal on Oct. 20. Depending on their results in their regular-season finale against the Washington Spirit this Saturday (7:30pm PT, TICKETS, Yahoo! Sports) and what happens between Reign FC and the Orlando Pride (4:30pm PT, Yahoo! Sports), Portland can either take the no. 3 seed and travel to face the Chicago Red Stars or take the no. 4 seed to face the North Carolina Courage.

The table below outlines which team Portland would face depending on the various results.

  Thorns Win vs. WAS Thorns Lose vs. WAS Thorns Draw vs. WAS

Reign Win vs. ORL

@ @ @*
Reign Lose vs. ORL @ @ @
Reign Draw vs. ORL @ @ @

* - In this scenario, both Portland and Reign FC would be even on points however the Reign hold the tiebreaker with Portland in head-to-head results.

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