Thorns set to play Dash for second time

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Portland Thorns FC on Wednesday makes its second visit to Houston early in the National Women’s Soccer League season. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PDT, with a live webstream at

The Thorns won 1-0 at Houston on April 12 in the inaugural match for the expansion Dash. Ali Long’s header from a throw-in provided the goal in that game.

At 2-1-2, Portland is in fourth place in the nine-team NWSL. Houston (1-4) sits in eighth place.

The Thorns are coming off their first setback of 2014, a 1-0 loss to Seattle on Saturday at Providence Park.

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