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Free Beer Match Day - Portland Thorns vs. Boston Breakers (NWSL)

We're in town for the United States national team next week. And the beer... cannot forget about the beer. But with the Portland Timbers on the road while we're here in the Rose City we weren't going to miss an opportunity to miss the next best thing (and the best thing in women's soccer) the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League. On Saturday night the side captained by Canadian legend Christine Sinclair and buoyed by U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Rachel Buehler faced off against the a Boston Breakers team that featured Sydney Leroux and Heather O'Reilly.

The Thorns had struggled of late, scoreless in their two matches. The evening would not be different. Leroux absolutely dominated for the Breakers grabbing two goals in the first half. Her first a great strike that we were afraid to cheer for among the Thorns faithful in the supporters section. 

Despite the 2-0 loss for the home side the "Rose City Riveters", the Thorns supporters group, kept their voices loud and the flags flying.

The "Timbers Army" Green & Gold Kolsch on tap.

Leading the charge.

"Rose City. No Pity"

Needs no introduction.

Supporters of all ages.

"Cheers to Soccer"

Packed supporters section.

Sideline view.

Morgan puts a shot off the face of the Boston keeper... who already was wearing a mask to protect her broken nose!

Morgan... frustrated by the Breakers defense all night.

These roses (given to goal scorers or shutouts) would be left unclaimed tonight.

A "thank you" to supporters despite the result.

Flags still flying.

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