Welcome to your match thread as the Orlando Pride (0-4-1, 1 point) host the Portland Thorns (1-0-2, 5 points). This is the second of three meetings between Orlando and Portland, with the only meeting in Portland still to come on Sunday, July 14. It is also the start of the World Cup period in the NWSL and every team in the league now has players on international duty.
After beating the Pride 2-0 in the first weekend of the season, Portland is now 7-1-1 in the all-time series. The Pride struggled mightily in that first game under Marc Skinner, and it led to a very heated and unfiltered Ashlyn Harris.