SANDY, Utah (Saturday, September 19, 2020) – Utah Royals FC returns to competition and begins its 2020 National Women’s Soccer League Fall Series campaign on Sunday, September 20 at Providence Park against Portland Thorns FC. The game is slated to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. MT and can be watched live on Twitch.
Sunday’s match will be the first time this year that the two sides will face one another. The last time they met was over a year ago in a thrilling 1-0 victory for Utah Royals FC at Rio Tinto Stadium on September 6, 2019.
When facing Portland, URFC has a 1-2-3 record, with one win and two draws in the 2019 season. Last year Utah was one of only two teams Portland failed to beat, the other being OL Reign. Sunday’s match will be the first time defender Elizabeth Ball will face her former club, having joined Utah from the Thorns earlier this year in exchange for former captain Becky Sauerbrunn.
How to Follow Utah Royals FC vs. Portland Thorns FC – Sunday, Sept, 20, 2020
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Game Notes for Friday’s UTA v. POR game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Sunday’s contest between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns can be found here. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.