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Portland Thorns FC

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

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.

Match Recap: Portland Thorns 3 - 3 Gotham FC

A goalfest in New Jersey sees Portland lose control over the 2022 NWSL Shield right at the finish line.

Match Thread: Thorns @ Gotham FC

It’s the regular season finale for the Thorns, and the NWSL Shield is on the line.

Match Preview: Portland Thorns @ Gotham FC

With a win, the Thorns can claim the Shield today.

Review: ESPN’s NWSL investigative documentary paints a powerful picture of NWSL abuse scandals—and how the players are reclaiming their power.

Stumptown Footy reviews the upcoming E60 documentary "Truth Be Told: The Fight For Women’s Professional Soccer"

Becky Sauerbrunn re-signs with Portland Thorns for 2023 season

The defender USWNT captain will stay in the Rose City for at least one more year.

Match Recap & Highlights: Portland Thorns 3 - 0 Chicago Red Stars

A Morgan Weaver brace and a Taylor Porter rocket powers Portland back to first place.

Match Thread: Thorns vs. Red Stars

Portland hosts Chicago in their regular season home finale.

Match Preview: Portland Thorns vs Chicago Red Stars

The last game of the regular season in Providence Park will be against a well known foe: the Chicago Red Stars.

Portland Thorns clinch spot in 2022 NWSL Playoffs

Last night’s 3-0 win punched Portland’s ticket to the postseason.

Match Recap & Highlights: Portland Thorns 3-0 Racing Louisville

The Thorns rallied in the second half to score three goals against Louisville at home.

Match Thread: Thorns vs. Racing Louisville

It’s Chaos Wednesday in the NWSL as the Thorns battle Louisville, with Shield & playoff implications at stake.

Match Preview: Portland Thorns vs Racing Louisville

A midweek match with Shield and playoffs implications will be played at Providence Park.

Stumptown Footy predicts where the Thorns & Timbers will finish in the standings

The STF team takes a shot at predicting where the PTFCs will end their respective seasons.

Natalia Kuikka signed on for another year with the Thorns

Kuikka signed with the Thorns through 2023

Match Recap & Highlights: Portland Thorns 1-1 Kansas City Current

Portland battled it out against Kansas City but left with a tie after drama late in the second half

Match Thread: Thorns @ Kansas City

Portland’s race for the shield continues in KC.