The International Champions Cup announced on Tuesday that Portland Thorns FC will compete in this summer’s Women’s International Champions Cup presented by Budweiser.
The announcement also included that fans should ‘tune in’ on May 19th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (8:00 a.m. Pacific) to social media for more information. Announcements will be released on Facebook (@internationalchampionscup), Instagram (@iccwomen) and Twitter (@iccwomen).
.@ThornsFC are coming to #WICC2021— Women's International Champions Cup (@iccwomen) May 11, 2021
2013 & 2017 NWSL Championship winners
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It is expected that three more teams will be introduced and they will the site for the tournament. The Houston Dash, Olympique Lyonnais, and FC Barcelona are expected to join the tournament, as first reported by Steven Goff of the Washington Post. Goff also reported that the tournament is expected to be held in Portland, Oregon at Providence Park from Aug. 18-21.
The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion Portland Thorns FC hosts the Chicago Red Stars in the first match of the regular season on May 16 at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific).
We will continue to update this story as more information is confirmed to the public on May 19th.