The World Cup bump is truly alive and well, and the large crowds didn't stop with the World Cup. Tonight's match between the Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns has officially sold out.
While the Thorns boast the largest attendance in the NWSL by a long shot -- averaging 13,000 fans in 2014 -- more than 21,000 fans will pack themselves into Providence Park tonight. This marks the first time the Thorns have played in front of a sold-out stadium at home. It's also an NWSL record. The previous regular season attendance record, 19,123, also was set by Portland last August.
The 7 p.m. game can be watched on Fox Sports Go. According to the NWSL, an account will not be required to watch the game.