Lumen Field could be just the start


Sometimes speaking something into existence actually works. Thursday’s surprising, if long-overdue, announcement that OL Reign will finally play an NWSL match at Lumen Field as part of a doubleheader with the Seattle Sounders has been a dream of many fans at least nine years in the making. The fact that on Aug. 29 the opponents of Puget Sound’s pro soccer teams will be their respective Cascadia rivals, Portland Thorns FC and Portland Timbers, could make it one of the most memorable nights in American club soccer history.