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Portland Thorns FC announce 2021 roster

Thorns’ 2021 roster is composed of 22 players.

SOCCER: OCT 10 NWSL - Portland Thorns FC at OL Reign Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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