PORTLAND --The Thorns are back in Portland for their first home game in nearly three weeks. They take on Boston at 730pm Saturday June 6th at Jeld-Wen Field.

The Thorns are sitting in second place in the National Women s Soccer League standings a point behind Sky Blue FC.

Portland has a pair of new players, who will experience the Jeld-Wen Crowd for the first time as members of the Thorns Forward Tiffany Weimer and Defender Casey Ramirez.

I can t wait, says Ramirez, it s awesome. The fans are amazing. It just looks like a great atmosphere.

Weimer has started the last two games since joining the team last month. She has played professional soccer for more than a half dozen years.

When she joined the Thorns, Tiffany spoke of her love of the game.

I seriously wake up every morning and I m dying to get to practice, says Weimer, sometimes it s like I m five years old again. You know, just being able to see my family in the crowd and know just how much it means to them. It s just a beautiful game and it brings so much joy to my life and I don t know how people can stop playing, really.

The Thorns are hoping to rebound from a 2-0 loss at Kansas City.

Portland has eight wins, three losses and two draws and 26 points. The Boston Breakers have four wins, five losses, four draws and 16 points.

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