Thorns FC host the Washington Spirit Wednesday at Providence Park (7pm PT, TICKETS, Paramount+). Here are some key numbers to know ahead of the match.
Portland has never lost a league match at home against the Spirit in 10 all-time meetings. That is the most league home games without a loss against a single opponent among all NWSL fixtures.
The Thorns are looking to join the 2019 Utah Royals as the only NWSL teams ever to allow zero goals through their first three games of a season. Portland has yet to concede a goal this season following a 3-0 win against Kansas City and a 0-0 draw against OL Reign.
With 12 more scoreless minutes in goal, Bella Bixby will set a new club record for consecutive scoreless minutes played in goal. She has played 360 scoreless minutes, dating back to the end of the 2021 regular season, and would surpass the previous record of 371 minutes set by Adrianna Franch.
Portland has surrendered just four shots on target in its first two games this season, which is tied for fewest in the league. In 2021, Thorns FC allowed just 80 shots on goal – the fewest in the NWSL.
It has been 949 days since Portland and the Washington Spirit squared off at Providence Park. The two teams played to a scoreless draw on October 12th in the 2019 regular-season finale.