#2: Portland’s 5 playoff wins is tied with the North Carolina Courage for most playoff victories in NWSL history.
Portland has qualified for the playoffs in six consecutive seasons, and in eight of nine NWSL campaigns overall, making more appearances than any other NWSL team. Notably, Thorns FC have earned a top-two finish in five of the last six postseasons.
Thorns FC are 5-5-0 overall in eight postseason appearances. Portland’s five playoff wins is tied with the North Carolina Courage for most playoff victories in NWSL history.
Sophia Smith became the fourth player to score double-digit goals for their NWSL team (14) and the USWNT (10) in the same calendar year, joining Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press.
Portland scored three goals in each of its last three regular season games, outscoring opponents 9-3. Notably, Smith and Morgan Weaver both scored three goals in that three-game span.
Thorns FC have won two of its last three home semifinal playoff games, advancing to the NWSL Championship in both 2017 and 2018 after earning victories at Providence Park.