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Thorns fans in the stands OK for Challenge Cup final – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-05-04 23:10:27 –

Timber can have fans in a Sunday match against Seattle

Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan (left) is a Washington Spirit midfielder during the second half of the NWSL Challenge Cup football match at Zion’s Bank Stadium on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Helimann, Utah. Play against Rose Lavelle. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

Portland, Oregon (AP) — Portland Thorns wins Gotham FC in the Challenge Cup tournament final in front of a limited number of fans on Saturday after Oregon Governor Kate Brown lifts restrictions on the state’s coronavirus. I will host it.

Thornes has won the right to host a pre-season tournament title match for the National Women’s Soccer League, but the designation of “extreme risk” in Multnomah County meant that spectators were rarely allowed.

The governor announced on Tuesday that the restrictions would be lifted as the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 decreased. As a result, approximately 3,800 fans will be able to participate in the match at Providence Park.

“Based on today’s numbers, I maintain my commitment to the Oregons. Starting Friday, all counties of Extreme Risk will return to high risk,” Brown said in a statement. “Oregons continue to be vaccinated weekly, so I don’t expect them to return to extreme risk again during this pandemic.”

Prior to the “Extreme Risk” designation issued last Friday, both Thornes and Portland Timbers were able to host fans with a capacity of about 15%, or 3,800 people. NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird urged Brown to bring the same number of fans into the Challenge Cup final on Sunday, but Brown declined the request.

The new designation also means that the Timbers will be able to host their fans in a Sunday match against rival Seattle Sounders.

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