Portland Thorns FC announced their roster ahead of their first match of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup on April 9. The match will kick off Providence Park at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and can be streamed on Paramount+.
The Thorns will travel to Chicago to take on the Red Stars on April 15. The match is slated for 4:30 (Pacific) on Paramount+. Portland then will host their Cascadia rivals, OL Reign, at Providence Park on April 21. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. (Pacific) and will be nationally broadcast on CBS Sports Network. The Thorns end play in the West division in Houston against the Dash on May 2 at 4:30 (Pacific) on Paramount+.
All matches will be streamed internationally on Twitch, including Canada, for all games not broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
2021 Thorns FC Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Bella Bixby, Adrianna Franch (ALL), Shelby Hogan
Defenders (8): Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Natalia Kuikka (INTL), Emily Menges, Meaghan Nally, Madison Pogarch, Becky Sauerbrunn (ALL), Christen Westphal
Midfielders (6): Celeste Boureille, Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Rocky Rodríguez, Angela Salem, Christine Sinclair (ALL)
Forwards (5): Simone Charley, Marissa Everett, Tyler Lussi, Sophia Smith (ALL), Morgan Weaver
INTL – International Player
ALL – Allocated Player