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Portland Thorns FC

News, coverage and events concerning the Portland Thorns and other local women's soccer.

2023 Portland Thorns draft recap & grades

Portland Thorns FC Select four players in 2023 NWSL Draft

2023 NWSL Draft Open Thread

The Thorns currently hold five picks in this afternoon’s draft.

Portland Thorns Draft Preview + NWSL Mock Draft

Portland Thorns FC have picks 5, 12, 24, 36 & 48

Mike Norris introduced as Portland Thorns FC head coach

Mike Norris was unveiled as the new head coach of the Portland Thorns today by general manager Karina Leblanc.

NWSL announces corrective actions in response to joint investigative report

Penalties include individual punishments and club fines; Thorns fined $1 million.

Report: Mike Norris to be named new Thorns head coach

Norris served as an assistant on Rhian Wilkinson’s staff during the 2022 season.

Sophia Smith Voted 2022 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

She becomes just the fourth player to win both U.S. Soccer Young Female and Female POTY

Yazmeen Ryan Traded to Gotham FC + Appreciation Thread

The news on the big Yazmeen Ryan trade, analysis of the move, and one final space for appreciation for Ryan’s time in Portland.

Rhian Wilkinson to resign as Portland Thorns head coach

The resignation comes amidst concerns over player relationship cleared by NWSL/NWSLPA investigation

Merritt Paulson announces the sale of Portland Thorns FC

His decade-long ownership of the Thorns will end; has no intention to sell Timbers.

Portland Thorns secure Morgan Weaver through 2024

Rejoice! The forward extended her contract for one more year with an option to 2025.

Raquel “Rocky” Rodríguez Re-Signs with Portland Thorns

Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!

The Portland Thorns celebrate their championship

The NWSL final between the Portland Thorns and Kansas City Current smashed viewership records.

The Portland Thorns win the 2022 NWSL Championship


NWSL Championship Match Recap & Highlights: Portland Thorns 2-0 Kansas City Current

The Portland Thorns clinched a record third NWSL championship in a dominant display.

NWSL Championship Match Thread: Thorns vs. Current

This is it, folks. Portland and Kansas City square off in the NWSL Championship game in Washington, D.C.

Match Preview: Portland Thorns vs Kansas City Current

Buckle up. Portland has a Championship game to play.

The history between Portland and Kansas City in the NWSL

Looking back on the history of matchups between Portland and Kansas City.

Sophia Smith named 2022 NWSL MVP

Smith, 22, is the youngest MVP in league history.

“One giant heartbeat”: What it was like on the ground at the NWSL Semifinal

Two STF writers share their stories from Sunday’s epic NWSL Semifinal.

Sophia Smith, Sam Coffey, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelli Hubly included in best XI’s of the NWSL 2022 season

The NWSL announced the Best XI First Team and the Best XI Second Team. Four Thorns were included among the 22 players who had an outstanding season in 2022.

Portland Thorns to face the Kansas City Current in 2022 NWSL Championship

The Thorns will square off against a somewhat unexpected opponent for the final trophy.

NWSL Semifinal Match Recap & Highlights: Portland Thorns 2 — 1 San Diego Wave

Crystal Dunn is the hero as her stoppage time winner sends Portland to the NWSL Championship.

NWSL Semifinal Match Thread: Thorns vs. Wave FC

The final game at Providence Park in 2022 will be for a shot in the NWSL Championship.

Playoff time: Portland Thorns vs. San Diego Wave

The semifinal against the Wave will be more than a soccer game.

Portland Thorns to host San Diego Wave FC in NWSL Semifinal

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local charities selected by Thorns players.

107IST, Timbers Army, Rose City Riveters issue statement reiterating call for sale of Timbers, Thorns

Response comes after news of Merritt Paulson stepping down as CEO, recognizes "that this will likely be a long and complex process"

Merritt Paulson steps down as CEO of Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns

A global search for a new CEO for both teams will begin immediately.

Gavin Wilkinson and Mike Golub have been relieved of their duties with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns

The club announced that both executives have been relieved of their duties from both clubs, effective today.

Thorns and Timbers owner & CEO Merritt Paulson, Gavin Wilkinson and Mike Golub to remove themselves from Thorns-related decisions

The three executives will step away until conclusion of joint NWSL/NWSLPA investigation.

107IST, Timbers Army, Rose City Riveters call for sale of teams, suspend communication with club leadership

Supporters groups call for change in club leadership: "It’s time to build a bonfire."

U.S. Soccer Federation publishes results of investigation: systemic, disregarded abuse and misconduct in NWSL & USSF

The report outlines a widespread culture of abuse and fear in U.S. women’s soccer and brings forth new revelations about the Thorns’ role in handling Riley allegations.