Posted at: 08/30/2013 5:45 PM
Updated at: 08/30/2013 10:30 PM
The Western New York Flash practiced for the final time Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's NWSL Championship Game.
The Flash take on the Portland Thorn at Sahlen's Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00p.m.
Portland is lead by two members of the Flash's 2011 Championship Team, U.S. star Alex Morgan and Canadian Christine Sinclair. Morgan is questionable for the game after missing the last three games with a knee injury, but did practice Thursday.
Playing in front of the home crowd has been a huge advantage for the Flash this season. They're 9-1-2 at Sahlen's Stadium. The team knows the stats, but say this one is going to be different.
Lloyd said, "We do well on our home field and we're all pumped up."
Both games between these two teams this year ended in a draw. That will not be the case Saturday. As of Friday afternoon, nearly 8,500 tickets have been sold.