I'm a writer, editor, and life-long Oregonian who fell in love with the Thorns watching them win the inaugural NWSL championship from a packed bar in southeast Portland. My work has appeared in Portland Monthly, FourFourTwo, Excelle Sports, and elsewhere. My other interests include whiskey, bikes, and hiking, and I contribute minimally to several area futsal teams. Sometimes I get choked up thinking about what a good boy Diego Valeri is.
The award marks the first time the MVP award has not gone to the Golden Boot winner
The Thorns beat the Reign for the second week in a row, 2-1