This Week in PTFC | Thorns and Timbers get set for the playoffs


Thorns know their opponent: Chicago

After winning the NWSL Shield, Portland Thorns FC had the weekend off last weekend given their first round bye into the NWSL Playoffs. They now know their opponent in the semifinals: the Chicago Red Stars.

Chicago defeated NJ/NY Gotham FC 1-0 in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Portland will host the Red Stars this Sunday, Nov. 14 at Providence Park (2:30pm PT, CBS Sports Network).


Timbers know their opponent, too: Minnesota

The Portland Timbers also know their opponent for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs: Minnesota United FC. After winning their last three games in a row to close out the regular season, Portland locked up the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home field advantage for the Round One match against the Loons – date, time and ticket information TBD.


Stay in that playoff mood with a look back at some top Thorns moments

From Tobin Heath's laser to Lindsey Horan's title-winner, have a look at some of the top moments in Thorns playoff history.

VOTE: Salem, Bixby, Menges and Parsons

No, that is not the name of a spectacular law firm. Rather, midfielder Angela Salem, goalkeeper Bella Bixby, defender Emily Menges and head coach Mark Parsons have all been named finalists for NWSL end of season awards. Did you know the fan vote accounts for 10% of the vote? What are you waiting for?


Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco continued his hot 2021 form with a goal and assist performance in Portland's 3-0 win over Austin FC this past weekend.