PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC today announced the signing of midfielders Becky Edwards, Allie Long and Nikki Washington and defender Nikki Marshall. All four players have earned caps at the youth international level for the United States and have professional experience domestically and abroad. Per league and club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. "I am very excited to have Allie, Becky, Nikki and Nikki join Portland Thorns FC," said Thorns FC head coach Cindy Parlow Cone. "They are all outstanding players and people who will fit in with the Thorns FC style of play and culture. While these four players are very good on the field, they are also tremendous people who will represent Portland Thorns FC well."