Soccer Made in Portland podcast: Previewing the Thorns’ semifinal matchup with Gotham

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Portland Thorns midfielder Sam Coffey weaves through the defense with possession during an NWSL match against NJ/NY Gotham FC at Providence Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

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The Portland Thorns’ road ahead is simple: win a home game vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC on Sunday, and you’re in the championship match in San Diego the following week. But the task itself is far from simple, as Gotham comes in playing lights out footy and the Thorns have been off for three weeks reflecting on a rough loss to finish off the regular season.

This week on Soccer Made in Portland, Chris and Ryan preview Portland vs. Gotham in the NWSL semifinals, breaking down the personnel choices coach Mike Norris will have to make and eyeing specific positional matchups. Plus, a discussion on the NWSL MVP race, which includes both Sam Coffey and Sophia Smith.

Here’s the full episode:

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