Thorns to face Kansas City in NWSL playoffs

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor



Kansas City here they come.

The Portland Thorns will play their National Women’s Soccer League playoff game Saturday at No. 2 seed FC Kansas City.

The Thorns finished the NWSL’s regular season as the No. 3 seed. With 38 points, Portland finished tied with Western New York and Kansas City atop the standings, but those teams get the higher seeding based on goal differential.

With a win Sunday, No. 4 seed Sky Blue FC could have passed Portland on goal differential as well. But they could only draw 1-1 against last place Washington.

Kansas City lost a chance to grab the No. 1 seed Sunday, losing 2-1 to Chicago Red Stars.

Portland and Kansas City will kick off at either at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.