Portland Thorns

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 […]

Portland Thorns

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, […]


Dust Settles On The Portland Thorns And The NWSL’s Inaugural Season

The Portland Thorns, champions of the National Women’s Soccer League’s first-ever season, have a lot to be proud of. Most obviously, of course, is the title of champions: if the NWSL can mature into a stable entity in the long term, the Thorns will have a glowing asterisk next to their name. They won the […]


Where To Watch The Portland Thorns

Watching soccer, and by “watching soccer” I mean watching any game you want, in any league, has been getting incrementally easier for American fans over the past few years. The cable networks have expanded their offerings and more is offered streaming online. There are still snags, though, particularly if you are a) unwilling to buy […]


NWSL Attendance Check-Up: Portland Thorns Fans Lead The League

This Saturday the Portland Thorns return to the Rose City for a match against the Chicago Red Stars after travelling north for a road victory over the Seattle. The Thorns are second in the NWSL power rankings and boast a record of 6-1-1. The Thorns’ success has been largely led by players like Christine Sinclair […]


Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair Lead Portland Thorns Into Debut Season

The inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is set to begin, as the Portland Thorns open on the road against FC Kansas City on April 13. Among the eight teams comprising the NWSL, the Thorns are the only one with Major League Soccer affiliation. Portland's JELD-WEN Field will be the site of […]

Portland Thorns: Creative Advertising?

The Portland Thorns are attempting to go where two other women's professional teams in the city have failed to go before: financial sustainability. The team is off to a good start, selling 6,500 season tickets – [b]ut profitability is hardly assured, Thorns officials say. So that may help explain their swift reaction Friday, removing a […]

Welcome To The Big Leagues, Women’s Soccer

  For the third time in history, women’s soccer will attempt a professional-level league and Portland is one of only eight cities in the United States hosting a team – Thorns FC. The newly formed National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has the financial backing of the national federations of the United States, Mexico and Canada […]

Portland Thorns Release Schedule

In case you haven’t heard, this spring Portland welcomes the Portland Thorns FC women’s soccer league. The Portland Thorns FC will kick off the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season (NWSL) on April 13 with a road game against FC Kansas City.  The Thorns FC will have 11 home matches and 11 on the road, […]


Portland Thorns: Early Favorites For Inaugural NWSL Season

Following the prosperous weighted allocation of seven national team players from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Portland Thorns FC have added four additional players with professional and international experience. With the supplemental draft scheduled for later today, the Thorn’s roster is nearing completion. Headlined by superstars Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, and Tobin Heath, […]