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PTFC: From the Archives | Vote for what Thorns game to broadcast on April 11

UPDATE: The results are in. The PTFC: From the Archives, presented by Providence Health & Services, Thorns rebroadcast to air on April 11, with 41.5% of the vote is: Thorns vs. FC Kansas City | NWSL record for goals scored (7-1 win) | July 13, 2014

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Now is your chance to select what Thorns game should be next on PTFC: From the Archives, presented by Providence Health & Services. The top choice will air on Apr. 11, 2020 at 3pm PT on FOX 12 Oregon KPTV and stream on ThornsFC.com and Twitch.

Voting closes on Apr. 7, 2020 at 10am PT.

The nominees:

Thorns vs. Orlando Pride | Lussi late game-winning header | July 14, 2019
The Tyler Lussi Game. No matter what comes next in her Thorns career, or where soccer and other pursuits take her in the future, Lussi will always have the final moments of July 14, 2019 – the type of moments childhood dreams are made of. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, with the struggling Orlando Pride seconds from taking a 3-3 result out of Providence Park, Lussi ran free on a corner kick, heading home a winner that gave ESPNews’ national audience, as well as the 19,000 who assembled in Goose Hollow, an introduction to the NWSL’s post-World Cup world. Perhaps as memorable was Lussi’s celebration, a fist-pumping run to the field northeast corner, where the emotion of a signature moment poured.

Thorns vs. Washington Spirit | Angerer and Van Hollebeke's last home game | Aug. 30, 2015
The 2016 season was the start of a new era for the Portland Thorns, but at the end of the previous one, two of the team’s favorites said goodbye to the field. Capping their NWSL careers in a six-goal shootout – against Mark Parsons’ Washington Spirit – both Nadine Angerer and Rachel Van Hollebeke were given the goodbyes they deserved, with Crystal Dunn, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath among those who delivered goals for Providence Park’s sellout.

Thorns vs. FC Kansas City | NWSL record for goals scored (7-1 win) | July 13, 2014
When head coach Paul Riley arrived in Portland, he promised attacking soccer, saying in his initial press availability that the Thorns’ loaded attack may end winning games 4-3, with his approach. No game from Riley’s first season exemplified that philosophy more than July 13’s, when an FC Kansas City, a team that would go on to win the league’s title, was handed one of the NWSL’s most severe losses. With goals from five different players, Portland tore through a Blues defense that featured four players with U.S. national team experience: goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart and defenders Leigh Ann Brown, Amy LePeilbet and Becky Sauerbrunn. The lopsided result proved the high point of Portland’s Paul Riley era.

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