- Sophia Smith's knee injury is a mild MCL sprain in her right knee, and her status is week-to-week.
- This is a setback for both the USWNT and the Portland Thorns FC as Smith is a key player and the league's top goal scorer.
- The team will need to rely on their deep bench to replace Smith's contribution in the remaining games and secure their position in the playoffs.
Sophia Smith, forward for the USWNT and Portland Thorns FC, has suffered a mild MCL sprain in her right knee. Her status is week-to-week, according to her club. The injury occurred during a match against the Washington Spirit, where Smith was seen on crutches with her knee wrapped in ice. Despite the setback, Portland Thorns FC remains in first place on the league table. Smith’s absence will be a challenge for the team, but they have a strong bench to help fill the gap.
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