Tobin Heath

Portland Thorns – We’ve Got Tobin Heath

The Portland Thorns went through a major overhaul this season, revamping their roster after a disappointing 2015 campaign, in hopes of returning to the glory of 2013 when the Thorns won the first ever NWSL championship. So far, the new roster is a smashing success. They have already bettered their (ahem) success away from Providence […]

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The Elite Fleet-Footed Of The Northwest – US Women’s Soccer And IAAF World Indoor Championships

Talk about coincidences. As I begin to write up this week’s #roadtorio article featuring local National Women’s Soccer League roots–what do you know–Seattle “Reign”ing Olympic goalkeeper, Hope Stevens (formerly Solo), walks into the building. What a small world! The U.S. Women’s National Team is high-rolling, and have won all 4 of their last official tournaments, including the 2015 FIFA World Championships. Last […]

Hope Solo

Hope Solo Heading To Rio With The Rest Of Her US Team

“Okay, I remember the days, high rights, low lefts…” My soccer claim to fame came in elementary school, at an area WELS soccer tournament in Port Orchard, WA, when I played goalie against the boys! I sported a fresh Diadora jersey and had a blast! When a ball comes right to you, you know you’re […]

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan Is Gone And Portland Thorns Fans Are To Blame

It’s all your fault, Rose City Riveters and all you Portland Thorns fans. The face of U.S. women’s soccer, the cover girl of EA Sports FIFA 16, and one of the most recognizable athletes in all of sports, Alex Morgan, is no longer with the Portland Thorns, and it’s all your fault. Because of your […]

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What To Expect From The Portland Thorns Next Season

During the past few months, the Portland Thorns have fought hard and played many exciting games. The talent and athletism that these ladies have is impressive to say the least. However, the end of the season has come with the Western New York Flash gaining a 3-2 victory on September 4th. The home field advantage […]

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Portland Thorns Playoff Battle Continues

A fierce battle has been under way for a couple of weeks now, which has had women’s soccer fans on the edge of their seats. Portland’s beloved Thorns have been vying for a spot in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) playoffs. As the regular season is wrapping up, there are a couple of teams […]

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Portland Thorns Lose Away Game To Kansas City, Just Out Of The Playoffs

Following a victory last week, the Portland Thorns headed to Kansas City on Wednesday for an away game. The battle between the teams was fierce, with neither side scoring a goal during the first half. Everything changed during the second half, however, when Kansas City scored three goals, and the Thorns remained goal-less. The real […]

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Portland Thorns Taking The City By Storm

Walking around Providence Park on summer nights, one might expect to see some crowds of people flocking to a Portland Timbers game. The Timbers, as we all know, have quite an avid following. However, last Wednesday, the crowds were there for a different reason. Our hometown women’s football club, the Portland Thorns, were playing. The […]

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Portland Thorns Struggle To Tally A Win

74 Days. That’s how long it’s been since the Portland Thorns secured a victory. The women are 2-3-4 on the regular season. With 11 games are left on the books, not all hope is lost but the Thorns will need to get things going. The most glaring difficulty for the team is offensive production. While […]

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Portland Thorns Need One Goal For 2015

Amid a sweltering Missouri sun and a field you could cook dinner on, the Portland Thorns fell 2-0 to FC Kansas City on Saturday ending their turbulent season. The Thorns could never get their offense to click and their defense had one lapse too many to overcome. A season that never fully get off the […]

Christine Sinclair

Portland Thorns Head To The Playoffs To Face Archenemy – The Road

The Portland Thorns earned a ticket to the playoffs last Sunday thanks to a header by Alex Morgan that ended up being the lone point of a 1-0 victory over top seeded Seattle. Portland will now head to the playoffs in defense of their NWSL crown against a familiar first round foe in FC Kansas […]

Hope Solo

Seattle Reign And US Women’s National Team Still Have Hope, Literally

Hope Solo, Reign F.C. and US Team’s goalie, and Seattle soccer darling had a bit of a scuffle with the law back in June, if you’ll remember. She indulged in a bit too much fermented grape juice and got into a family feud with her half-sister, Theresa Obert, and 17-year-old nephew, Christian Obert, leaving them […]

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Portland Thorns Do Enough As Fans Make It A Memorable Night

You know it’s a big night at Providence Park when you see US Soccer President Sunil Gulati sprinting out of the ESPN TV broadcast at the game. No, it’s not time for the All-Star Game yet, though the week of festivities is well underway. This wasn’t a Timbers game either – this was the Portland […]

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Portland Thorns Win In Record Breaking Game

It took a half but the Portland Thorns finally showed up Sunday night in front of a record breaking NWSL crowd and a nationally televised audience. For 45 minutes, fans were treated to a mostly snooze inducing game. But, from the start of the second half the Thorns showed glimpses of exactly the type of […]

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The Portland Thorns Give Us A Lesson On Sportsmanship

Over 13,000 fans filed into Providence Park on a beautiful Friday morning on July 4th to watch the Portland Thorns take on the Chicago Red Stars in a crucial NWSL matchup. It was a picture perfect day. Beautiful, blue skies were punctuated by perfect game-time temperatures and a jovial crowd happy to be outside rather […]

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Where In The World Are Women’s Sports?

Can women’s sports just get over the hump already? I mean, we deserve rowdy recognition, the over the top fans, and ample opportunities to showcase our game too, right? Of course! But it just isn’t that simple. Women’s sports leagues in this country can’t seem to draw fans, either at live events or on television, […]