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Utah Royals FC Faces Portland Thorns FC in Final NWSL Match at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2020

SANDY, Utah (Friday, October 2, 2020) – Utah Royals FC (0-1-1, 1 point) hosts Portland Thorns FC in the third match of the NWSL Fall Series on Saturday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. MT. The match will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and available for streaming on CBS All-Access.  
For a full list of safety protocols put in place for the match at Rio Tinto Stadium to keep players, staff, fans and media safe, click here
Utah played its first match at Rio Tinto Stadium in nearly a year last Saturday in the second match of the Fall Series. The team got off to a fast start, scoring two goals in under 25 minutes by Aminata Diallo and Tziarra King. The match against OL Reign ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw, earning Interim Head Coach Amy LePeilbet her first result at the helm.  
Saturday will mark the second time Utah has faced Portland Thorns FC in 2020, having played to a 3-0 loss in the opening match of the NWSL Fall Series on September 20.   
How to Follow Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020
·Coverage Begins: 8:00 p.m. MT
·Local TV: CBS Sports Network
·Digital Streaming: N/A
·English Radio: N/A
·Spanish TV: N/A  
Game Notes for Friday’s UTA v. POR  game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC can be foundhere. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Meg Van Dyk in the URFC Communications Department via email at

URFC sees 19 players from its 2020 Challenge Cup roster return to the club for the Fall Series, led by team captain and 2019 team-golden boot winner Amy Rodriguez. They are joined by Michele Vasconcelos who recently joined Utah from Chicago Red Stars.  
URFC will be without Kelley O’Hara, Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson who choose to opt out of the tournament, as well as Rachel Corsie and Gunny Jonsdottir who are in Europe on loan.