Portland Thorns’ Season Ends In Heartbreak

In a season that saw the Portland Thorns go on a 12-game unbeaten streak, win the NWSL Shield, and earn a first ever home playoff game, the Western New York Flash ended the Portland Thorns’ season in heartbreaking fashion Sunday night in a NWSL semifinal game that had pulses racing on both sides for 120 […]


Portland Thorns Set New Records In Final (Regular Season) Home Game

The Portland Thorns finally delivered on what they have been wanting to achieve since the NWSL’s inaugural season in 2013. Even on that year, when the Thorns won the championship, it never happened. But, it is finally going to happen in 2016; the Thorns are going to host a playoff game at Providence Park. After […]

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Playoff Bound Portland Thorns Dominate Again In Win Over Houston Dash

Coming off an offensive barrage just three nights ago, a 5-1 outburst against the Boston Breakers, the Portland Thorns came into Wednesday night’s game against Carli Lloyd and the Houston Dash feeling healthy and confident. Before the fist half even ended, the Thorns had already earned a playoff spot thanks to the Seattle Reign’s 2-1 […]


Crunch Week For Portland Thorns

The Portland Thorns are in the midst of not only their most important week of the season, but also their busiest. Following the long layoff of time that was the Rio Olympics, the Thorns will host three games in the span of eight days, hoping to finish the regular season in strong form heading into […]


After The Olympics, Portland Thorns Will Face High Expectations

The Portland Thorns came into last Saturday night’s game against rival Seattle Reign losers of two straight. After 12 consecutive games without a loss, the Thorns unprecedented streak was not only over, but their grip on first place in the NWSL standings was in jeopardy as well. A season of high expectations was becoming precariously […]

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Portland Thorns’ Unbeaten Streak Comes To An End

It had to happen at some point, I guess. Maybe an undefeated season was just a little too much to ask for, a little too much on the greedy side. So on Saturday night, the inevitable happened. The Portland Thorns finally lost a game. It’s not surprising the Thorns loss. Portland was playing without a […]

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Undefeated Portland Thorns Take Over First Place

With a full, healthy roster including a shiny new addition to the starting lineup in Amandine Henry, the Portland Thorns took on the Chicago Red Stars Wednesday night at Providence Park in a battle for first place in the NWSL. The Thorns, undefeated but trailing by one point in the standings to the Red Stars, […]

July 22, 2015; Portland, OR, USA;  at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Thorns FC

Return Of Betos To Make Portland Thorns Even Better

On Sunday against the Seattle Reign, the Portland Thorns were without a plethora of players due to international commitments. Going up against an archrival wasn’t great timing for a slew of quality players to be missing, but the Thorns did get back one key component to their roster: Michelle Betos. Wait, that’s 2015 NWSL Goalkeeper […]

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Parsons Has Portland Thorns Primed For Best-Ever Season

Coming into their home tilt with the rival Seattle Reign this weekend, the Portland Thorns had been decimated. Injuries and national team call-ups robbed first-year head coach Mark Parsons of no fewer than six of his eleven first choice starters – and one of the starters who was still around, captain Christine Sinclair, was slated […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]