With one week left before the season the Portland Thorns are still making moves. Today the Western New York Flash announced that they have acquired Kathryn Williamson, Courtney Wetzel, and a 2015 first round draft pick from the Thorns in exchange for a player to be named later and defender Sarah Huffman.
Rumors of further Thorns moves have been circulating for most of the preseason and may finally be coming to fruition. Yesterday Schonz_Rocks pointed out a series of tweets from Merritt Paulson, since deleted, that indicated a new deal had been done. Whether he was referring to this or to another deal, like the long rumored acquisition of Spanish international Verónica Boquete, is still up in the air.
In Huffman the Timbers have received a defender and midfielder who contributed to the Washington Freedom championship team in 2009. Over her seven year professional career, Hufffman has been a regular wherever she has gone, including making eleven appearances for the Flash last year.
The move leaves the Thorns with nineteen players on the roster, room for one more under the current roster rules.
The Thorns have not yet announced the trade.