We’re up to fourth of eight in our winter series, one scanning the depths of the Timbers’ and Thorns’ depth charts. We covered forwards on the women’s side, first, then hit goalkeepers on the men’s. Now, we’re working our way back in the Thorns formation to a level where, with one person’s departure, we know changes are inevitable.
The first thing to notice about the list, above, are the players missing from it. We know why Dagny Brynjarsdottir’s not here, having confirmed her return to Iceland. We also covered three other “midfielders” from the team’s roster – Tobin Heath, Christine Sinclair and Midge Purce – in the forward section.