Thorns FC: Where are we going, and what are we doing in this handbasket?

For the record, I’ve got a post coming on the Thorns FC nil-nil road draw to Houston.  But I was unable to watch the live feed because I was downtown waiting for kickoff of the Timbers’ delicious 2-nil win over New England.  ROOT is supposed to have the match on delay, and I’ll get back to you with my impressions of that match then.

But at this moment – and it’s Monday, about an hour before kickoff of the USWNT’s first match with Australia – all eyes in the women’s soccer world are now on Canada.  In the NWSL we’re all on break for the next two weeks.  This seemed like a good time to take a look at where the Thorns are now, what has happened to date, and where they might go from here.

Ayo frustrated

First, let’s look at form.

Overall the Thorns are currently 2-3-3, 8th of 9 in the NWSL.  But this isn’t as ugly as it looks; we’re only sitting two points back of the third place team- Seattle – and only four points separate the bottom seven teams in the league.  A lot of the preseason speculation was that this season might be a very tight race and that appears to be coming true.

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