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Smith notches first USWNT goal and provides an assist in 8-0 thrashing of Paraguay

Sophia Smith registered her first start and her first international goal on Tuesday night in Cincinnati. She also added an assist.

Dunn, Sauerbrunn start; Smith appears in USWNT’s 9-0 win over Paraguay in Cleveland

Sophia Smith got her longest run out in a USWNT shirt after being subbed on in the 58th minute.

Thorns vs. Spirit canceled; Portland awarded three points

Portland sits in first place in the NWSL standings with 38 points through 18 matches.

Sophia Smith has history against Paraguay

Can she make some more today?

Smith provides the difference in Thorns’ first-ever win over the Courage in North Carolina

Thorns return to the top of the NWSL standings with a crucial win 1-0 over the Courage

Match Thread: Portland Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage

Thorns play the Courage in a top of the table clash in Cary, NC.

Six Thorns called up for international duty

Four Thorns were called up to the USWNT, Rodriguez and Kuikka were called up by Costa Rica and Finland, respectively.

NWSL announces process and procedures for Expansion Draft

The NWSL also announced each team can now have up to five international player slots for 2022.

Eryk Williamson’s ACL injury and where the midfield goes from here

With Williamson slated to miss the remainder of the 2021 MLS season, and likely the start of 2022, what are the Timbers losing and how does the team go about replacing him?

Unique Opportunities in Vital Moments

The Thorns have 12 days in between matches to rest and refocus and they now have the opportunity to win another title in Providence Park.

Thorns’ match vs. Washington Spirit postponed

The Thorns are working with the league to reschedule the match once health and safety protocols are cleared.

Menges, Salem included in NWSL August Team of the Month

Two Thorns were included in the NWSL August Team of the Month.

Checking back in on the race for the Stumptown Streetwear Awards

Kelli Hubly was the Stumptown Streetwear favorite heading into the regular season. Has she solidified her position as the favorite or have others stepped in to challenge her?

Draftee Watch: Future Thorns Ali and Coffey score to open the season for their respective schools

The Thorns’ draftees Ali and Coffey have both scored and assisted to help their teams to undefeated starts to the season. Ali and Coffey were also named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Timbers, Thorns FC collaborate with local partners for 10th anniversary of Stand Together Week

Timbers and Thorns FC announce volunteer opportunities across the Portland metro area for Stand Together Week.

Thorns’ eight-match unbeaten run ended by OL Reign

Megan Rapinoe scored twice to end the Thorns’ eight-match unbeaten streak.

Match Thread: Portland Thorns vs. OL Reign

The Thorns play OL Reign at Lumen Field in the first match of the Cascadia rivalry doubleheader.

The Subtle Brilliance of Angela Salem

Angela Salem is in the form of her life and put in an incredible shift against Lyon. Salem is not just one of the most underrated players in the NWSL, she’s a genius with and without the ball and has been one of the best midfielders in the league this year.

Timbers, Thorns to require masks at Providence Park beginning Wednesday

Timbers & Thorns to require masks and proof of vaccination or negative PCR test to enter Providence Park.

Weaver’s late winner seals the WICC title for the Thorns

Morgan Weaver scored in the 87th minute from a tight angle to down Lyon and give the Thorns their second title of the season.

Match Thread: Portland Thorns vs. Lyon (7:00 p.m. Pacific)

Who will come out on top at the WICC?

Preview: Portland Thorns take on Olympique Lyonnais for the WICC title

The Thorns have the chance to win their second trophy of the season in Providence Park against Lyon. Here’s what you need to know.

Three Takeaways from the first day of the WICC

What we learned from Day 1 at the WICC on Wednesday.

Hogan’s PK heroics and goals from Kuikka, Moultrie send the Thorns to the WICC Final

Natalia Kuikka and Olivia Moultrie scored in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit while Shelby Hogan came up big in penalty kicks to give Portland the win over Houston.

Match Thread: Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash (8 p.m. Pacific)

WICC action is coming your way!

Thorns confirm Franch trade to Kansas City

Portland Thorns FC officially announced on Tuesday that they’re trading Adrianna Franch to Kansas City for $150,000 in allocation money and goalkeeper Abby Smith.

Timbers & Thorns to require proof of vaccination at Providence Park

Starting on August 25, fans entering the stadium will need to provide proof of full vaccination status

Report: Thorns trade Adrianna Franch to KC for Abby Smith, allocation money

According to The Athletic’s Meg Linehan, the Thorns have traded Adrianna Franch to Kansas City in exchange for Abby Smith and $150,000 in allocation money.

Getting to know WICC opponent Olympique Lyonnais Feminin

Lyon return to the U.S. for their third WICC. Learn more about the team’s dominance, players to watch and more.

Charley nullifies Taylor’s early goal as the Thorns draw 1-1 with Orlando Pride

Simone Charley scored a headed equalizer in a 1-1 draw with the Pride.

Match Thread: Portland Thorns FC @ Orlando Pride (4 p.m. Pacific)

The Thorns are at the top of the world. Can they stay unbeaten against Orlando?

Getting to know WICC opponent FC Barcelona Femeni

Treble winners FC Barcelona travel to Portland for the WICC. Learn more about the team’s style of play, players to watch, and more.