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Portland Thorns FC defender Katherine Reynolds announces retirement

Reynolds spent five seasons with the Thorns

2020 NWSL Challenge Cup - Day 8

Portland Thorns FC defender Katherine Reynolds announced her retirement from professional soccer on Friday, marking the end of her 10-year career.

Before joining the Thorns, Reynolds played for the Western New York Flash (2013-14) and the Washington Spirit (2015). She is ninth all-time in the NWSL in games played (129), 10th in minutes (10,817), and 11th in games started (120 starts). She also helped lead Western New York to a NWSL title in 2013. She also played for the Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat in Women’s Professional Soccer and also spent time overseas in Germany and Australia.

The 33-year-old defender had spent the last five seasons in Portland, appearing 77 times for the club (67 of those being starts) across all competitions. She helped Portland win the NWSL Shield in 2016 and the NWSL Championship in 2017. She finishes her career ranked eighth all-time in appearances (70), games started (61), and minutes played (5,626).

You can read the full press release here and her letter looking back on her career here.