Notables – Washington Spirit vs Portland Thorns FC

Washington Spirit  |   August 8, 2022
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Match Info:

Washington Spirit vs Portland Thorns FC

Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. EST

Segra Field (Leesburg, VA)

Paramount+ (viewers in the United States), Twitch (international)

Get ready for this week’s match against Portland with some fast facts below:

  • Wednesday night’s matchup will be the first home contest for the Spirit’s seven USWNT players since June 17’s match against Louisville at Segra Field. Washington tied Louisville that night 2-2.
  • The last time the Spirit took on Thorns FC in Portland was back in May when it netted an equalizer in the 63rd minute before having its go-ahead score disallowed due to an offside call in the 72nd minute.
  • This will be the 24th time the Spirit has played Thorns FC in the club’s history. In the previous 23 matchups, Washington has compiled a 3-12-8 record against Portland.
  • Coming off her fifth goal of the regular season in her first NWSL match in seven weeks last Friday in Louisville, Ashley Hatch reclaimed her spot as the team’s leading scorer this year.
  • Midfielder Jordan Baggett registered her first assist of the regular season on Hatch’s equalizer in Louisville last week. Baggett became the ninth Spirit player to record an assist in the 2022 regular season.
  • In drawing Louisville last Friday, Washington earned its ninth tie of the regular season. With two more ties this year, the Spirit will equal 2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC’s league-record 11 single-season draws.
  • In 12 regular season matches this year, goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury has notched 37 saves, good enough for seventh-best in the league despite having played in fewer games than the six who rank above her. Kingsbury’s three missed matches were as a result of her being called up to the USWNT for the Concacaf Women’s Championship in Mexico.
  • With seven regular season matches remaining in 2022, the Spirit finds itself just nine points behind the playoff line.
  • Previous Portlanders
    • Defender Emily Sonnett played for Thorns FC for four seasons after being drafted by the club with the first overall pick in 2016.
    • Defender Amber Brooks played for Thorns FC in her first NWSL season in 2014 after being drafted by the club in 2013.

The match will be broadcast on Paramount+ for fans in the United States and on Twitch for international viewers. Following the match, the Spirit will host a press conference with head coach Kris Ward and two players. Fans can stream the postgame presser via the Washington Spirit Twitch channel.

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