Last meeting • Thorns, Royals 0 (May 25 at Portland)
About the Thorns • Portland is 2-3-2 at home in 2018. ... The Thorns have two of the league’s top attacking threats this year in Christine Sinclair (seven goals, five assists) and Lindsey Horan (six goals). ... Portland is fourth in the NWSL with 20 goals scored this season. ... The reigning 2017 NWSL champs are coming off a 1-0 loss at Seattle and a 1-1 home draw against Sky Blue FC.
About the Royals •New signing Christen Press scored her first goal for the Royals and notched her first assist for her club in the 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC last Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium. ... The Royals are 2-2-3 on the road in 2018. ... Utah’s last road result came in a 1-0 win at league-leading North Carolina on June 16. ... The Royals will travel from Portland to Seattle where they face the Reign on Wednesday in Seattle.