The Red Stars travel to Portland to take on the Thorns this Saturday. Both teams will be without their US and Canadian players as the US faces Canada the next day in Toronto. So, no Sinclair, no Morgan for Portland as well as, no Erin Mcleod, no Moscato, no Quon for Chicago. However, since the last time these two teams faced each other in Chicago, the Red Stars have added German Internationals Sonya Fuss and Inka Grings. These should be immediate improvements to both defensive and offense lines. Red Stars have also added last year's WPSL goalkeeper Jamie Forbes as backup to Erin Mcleod's backup Taylor Vancil who had a very good game last week against WNY Flash. It will be interesting to see how the addition of the German's will affect team play.