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Portland Thorns FC: The Pre-Season

A professional women's team, as part of a new women's league, will be located in Portland and operated by the Timbers.

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Portland Thorns FC @ Portland Pilots Preview

Our first look at the team on the pitch will feature no NT players, but lots of puzzle pieces.

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Portland Thorns FC: Morgan's Here!

USWNT star, Alex Morgan, arrives in the third week of preseason camp.

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Mexican Players off Portland Thorns Roster

According to a brief statement in a Portland Thorns FC update, both Mexican internationals are no longer with the team.

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USWNT players still a no-show

Preseason continues, sans Morgan and Buehler; roster cut to 25

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Portland Thorns FC to Play UP in Friendly

The Thorns have announced their first ever professional match in a preseason friendly.

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Portland Thorns FC Open Camp

Preseason roster also released; excitement abounds, questions emerge

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Portland Thorns FC Preseason Camp Begins Tomorrow

While the Portland Timbers might already be well into their season, the Thorns begin their preseason tomorrow.

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Thorns are Just About at 5,000 Season Tickets Sold

Merritt Paulson has confirmed via Twitter that the Portland Thorns FC will soon hit 5,000 season ticket holders.

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Thorns FC Sign Former UP Forward Danielle Foxhoven

The forward will count as one of the Thorns' discovery players.

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Portland Thorns FC Acquire 5 Players Through Draft

The Portland Thorns FC added five additional players through yesterday's NWSL Supplemental Draft, bringing their total roster to 20.

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Thorns Sign 4 Former Youth National Team Members

The building up of the Thorns' roster continued today with the addition of 4 new players who had played at one point on the US Youth National Teams.

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Karina LeBlanc on Playing in Portland

In an interview with fellow SB Nation blog, Waking the Red, the Portland Thorns FC's goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc spoke about the city and its fans.

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Thorns Get the 8th PIck in the Supplemental Draft

As with the NWSL College Draft, the Portland Thorns FC were given the last pick in the upcoming supplemental draft.

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NWSL Announces Final Roster-Building Stages

The National Women's Soccer League has announced the final two stages of the roster building process in advance of the league's first season in operation. And the Thorns announce they will hold tryouts on February 9-10.

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NWSL "Signing Period" Closes in Four Days

The NWSL's answer to the transfer window closes this Thursday, January 31st.

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Portland Thorns FC Seating Starts at $9 Per Game

The price for Portland Thorns FC games in the first year will be considerably lower than the Portland Timbers.

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Tobin Heath Signs with Paris Saint-Germain

The Portland Thorns FC draftee has signed a contract to play for Paris Saint-Germain until May 23rd, meaning, Heath will miss the first part of the NWSL inaugural season.

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Thorns FC Surpass 5,000 Season Ticket Deposits

Merritt Paulson confirmed the amount of deposits via Twitter.

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NWSL Rosters Set at 20 Players, Plus More Info

According to the news site The Equalizer, each NWSL roster will be limited to 20 players each.

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Portland Thorns FC Draft Kathryn Williamson

The Portland Thorns FC drafted Kathryn Williamson, a defender out of the University of Florida, for its first ever NWSL College Draft.

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Portland Thorns FC Get Final Pick in College Draft

The NWSL has released the pick order for the NWSL College Draft and the Portland Thorns FC has received the last pick.

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Did the Portland Thorns FC Win the Draft?

With the allocation draft giving the Portland Thorns FC two of the top forwards in the world, one has to wonder if they could be considered the absolute winners of the draft.

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Parlow Cone on the Draft, Players and Tactics

Shortly after the Allocation Draft players were announced, Portland Thorns FC head coach Cindy Parlow Cone took to a conference call to discuss the players and their upcoming season.

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Portland Thorns FC Acquire Morgan and Sinclair

Two big names from the United States and Canada will look to lead the Portland Thorns FC attack this year.

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Thorns FC Top 3,500 Season Ticket Deposits

While very little money has actually exchanged hands so far, it is looking like the Portland Thorns FC are going to be the front runners of the 2013 NWSL campaign in terms of attendance.

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Megan Rapinoe to Play Professionally in France

Bad news for Portland fans as it appears that Rapinoe could spend the majority of 2013 in France and not with the Portland Thorns.

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How Will You Support the Thorns FC?

With the new women's team kicking off next year, gauging the interest of fans is an important step.

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Thorns' Season Ticket Deposits Surpass 2,000

Portland continues to show that it has a certain knack for the game as Merritt Paulson reveals the newly founded women's team is on track to sell a lot of season tickets for next year.

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NWSL College Draft Kicks Off January 18th

The National Women's Soccer League College Draft will be held on January 18th in Indianapolis, the day after the MLS SuperDraft.

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Cindy Parlow Announced as Thorns FC Head Coach

The Portland Thorns FC have announced that their head coach for the 2013 season will be former USWNT star Cindy Parlow

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NWSL Update: Thorns Coach, Salary Cap and More

While we've been busy covering all manner of Portland Timbers bits, some additional information has come out with regards to the upcoming women's league as well, including some juicier information about our own Thorns.

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New Women's team named Portland Thorns FC

The Portland Timbers have unveiled the name for their upcoming women's team to debut next year: the Portland Thorns.

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Women's Soccer: Piecing Together the Details

Details about the new professional women's soccer league, which for so long were so hard to come by, are finally starting to pour in.

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Source: Portland Women Can't Be Named Timbers

The new women's professional league will most likely be associated with Nike and not Adidas.

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Merritt Confirms Women's Team Plans

"Soccer fans can look forward to many exciting announcements in the coming weeks and months," says Paulson.

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Portland Timbers Women a done deal?

Many sources out there pointing to Portland being one of the cities awarded a team in the new Professional Women's League in the U. S.

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