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.