The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 23. Dash – Again The Reign sneaked out of Portland with an entirely undeserved point on Wednesday, compliments of a referee whose head was not in the game from the start. None of our players predicted a draw but 4-4-2 called the yellow card on Angelina(!) and John Lawes had the most popular tall […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 22. All The Marbles. Both frustrating and boring, the Thorns underwhelmed for 90 minutes in Kansas City. None of our player predicted a draw although three of you got clean-sheet bonuses. 4-4-2’s tale of retribution was the only “liked” wild prediction. The match never came to fisticuffs, which would have at least been interesting. […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 21. The Inter-Dash Match In an emotional setting, midweek, with a small but supportive crowd, the Thorns lost to the Dash 2-3. Perhaps it was hard to concentrate on the footie – which was sometimes ethereal, other times dire – but the Thorns let Rachel Daly do her thing and she did. None of […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 20. Dash: Part One It appears the season will resume. Which means we resume our prediction game. Which also means the Thorns play the Houston Dash on Wednesday at 7:00pm at Providence Park (Paramount + in USA, Twitch elsewhere). This is the home leg of a home-away series that sees us in Houston on […]

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The times, are they a’changing?

On Saturday, more than twenty-thousand were on hand at Providence Park for a potentially Shield-deciding match versus OL Reign. The full pageantry and noise of such an occasion echoed through the night… On Saturday, several hundred angry, sick-at-heart Thorns fans gathered at the stadium plaza to demand change. There were dozens of creative signs, dozens […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Results from Matchday 19. Future TBD. Eight years of frustration for the Red Stars ended as they beat the Thorns 2-1. Sinclair got the Thorns off to a good start (again), but Bixby gifted an equalizer and then Chicago scored on a nice cross-and-shoot sequence. The Thorns could not find an answer. Four players predicted […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 18. Red Stars at night, Thorns delight. For the first time, the Thorns won in Cary! The Courage were the sloppier of the two teams, as most of the “big stars” on the pitch had poor outings. Sophia Smith did not look the gift horse in the mouth and buried the deciding goal. Two […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 17, take two. Carolina on our mind. The Thorns dropped a second 2-1 loss to the Reign. Aside from the disappointment, this means that OL Reign will have the tiebreaker on Portland should it come to that, which it might. Two players predicted a Reign victory, both with the correct score. Daniel Stratton wins […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

MATCH POSTPONED! With confirmation that there will not be a replay before the Courage match, this week’s prediction game is cancelled. The Thorns dropped a second 2-1 loss to the Reign. Aside from the disappointment, this means that OL Reign will have the tiebreaker on Portland should it come to that, which it might. Two […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 16: Off to the Emerald City The Thorns prevailed over Gotham thanks to a ferocious first half from Sophia Smith. Gotham woke up in the second but too little too late. The Thorns have a 8-game unbeaten streak and remain five points clear, with all the contenders on 15 matches played. PastaBake took the […]

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