Thorns to face Kansas City in NWSL playoffs

By Micah Rice, Columbian sports editor

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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.