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All games that deal with the World Cup or World Cup Qualifying.

Recap: Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 1 USMNT (2018 World Cup Qualifier)

The United States fails to qualify for the World Cup

USMNT at T&T 2018 WCQ: Match thread and TV guide

Time for the USMNT to punch their ticket to Russia

USMNT vs Panama 2018 WCQ: Match Thread, TV Guide

It’s time to take care of business.

Women's World Cup Open Thread: USWNT vs. Japan

The United States and Japan meet in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup Final and London 2012 Gold Medal match.

Women's World Cup Open Thread: Germany vs. England

Angerer Named World Cup Golden Gloves Finalist

Hope Solo and Ayumi Kaihori were also named Golden Gloves finalists.

Women's World Cup Open Thread: England vs. Japan

Who will join the United States in Vancouver on Sunday?

Featured Fanshot - Taylor: No ball is lost, no battle is lost

Thorns and England forward Jodie Taylor speaks to about her goal against Canada and waiting for her chance to play for England.

Women's World Cup Open Thread: USWNT vs. Germany

Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and the United States take on Nadine Angerer and Germany for a place in the World Cup Final.

WWC Day 15 Open Thread: Australia, Canada, England

Steph Catley, Christine Sinclair, Kaylyn Kyle, Rhian Wilkinson, and Jodie Taylor all appear in today's Quarterfinals, where at least one of them will join Nadine Angerer, Alex Morgan, and Tobin Heath in the Semifinals.

WWC Day 14 Open Thread: Germany, US in Quarters

WWC Day 12 Open Thread: England and United States

WWC Day 11 Open Thread: Australia and Canada

Steph Catley and Australia open the day facing Brazil, while Christine Sinclair, Kaylyn Kyle, Rhian Wilkinson and Canada close out the day with Switzerland.

WWC Day 10 Open Thread: Angerer and Germany

Nadine Angerer and Germany take on Sweden to kick off the Round of 16.

WWC Day 9 Open Thread: Jodie Taylor and England

Groups E and F close out the Group stage, with Jodie Taylor's England side kicking off the action against Colombia.

WWC Day 8 Open Thread: Alex and Tobin vs. Nigeria

Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and the United States take on Nigeria, while Steph Catley and Australia face Sweden to close out Group D.

WWC Day 7 Angerer, Sinclair Close out Group Play

Germany versus Thailand and Canada versus the Netherlands highlight the day as Groups A and B close out play.

WWC Day 7 Open Thread: Taylor, England vs. Mexico

Jodie Taylor and England take on Mexico at 1:00pm.

WWC Day 6 Open Thread: Alex and Tobin vs. Sweden

Steph Catley and Australia kick off the action, while Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and the United States face off against former coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden.

WWC Day 5 Open Thread: Angerer, Sincy and Canada

Nadine Angerer and Germany face Norway in Group B, Christine Sinclair, Kaylyn Kyle, Rhian Wilkinson, and Canada take on New Zealand in Group A.

Women's World Cup Day 4 Open Thread

Jodie Taylor's English side take on France in Group F action!

WWC Day 3 Open Thread: Heath, Morgan vs Catley

Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath face off against Steph Catley in Group D action.

Women's World Cup Day 2 Open Thread

Day 2 features Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and the German Women's National Team.

Women's World Cup Day 1 Open Thread

The 2015 Women's World Cup kicks off in Edmonton!

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2015 Women's World Cup

Thorns in the World Cup: Where and When to Watch

Eight Thorns are participating in the 2015 edition of the Women's World Cup.

Angerer, Catley, Taylor Named to World Cup Rosters

Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath named to World Cup Roster

Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath make the cut, while Allie Long and Rachel Van Hollebeke find themselves left off the preliminary roster for Canada 2015.

Sinclair, Kyle, Wilkinson named to Canadian Squad

Christine Sinclair, Kaylyn Kyle, and Rhian Wilkinson will travel to Cyprus for the annual Cyprus Cup from March 4-11.

Morgan, Heath, Van Hollebeke named to US Squad

Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan, midfielder Tobin Heath, and defender Rachel Van Hollebeke have been named by United States head coach Jill Ellis in their last tournament appearance before the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Revisiting the Thorns Roster

The Thorns have moved players in and out over the past few weeks. We take a look at the Thorns roster come World Cup time, when they stand to lose nearly half their roster.

Featured Fanshot

Riley on Taylor Trade, 2015 Season

Thorns head coach Paul Riley spoke with Samantha Yarock of after the draft. Here are some key quotes:

On acquiring Jodie Taylor: "I think we needed another forward obviously, and Jodie's proven within the league...I felt last year she was the most dangerous forward in the league, bar anybody. She runs well behind defenses. She's gotta cross the lines. She's clever. She's a good finisher. I think she's caught offside a lot of times, which means she's always on the last shoulder, which I like about a forward. I think for us to be able to get a top-notch forward, I mean she scored 11 goals last year. I think she's a proven player in the league, and that's what we really wanted: a proven goalscorer."

Managing the Thorns during the World Cup: "I think balancing is going to be the issue for us obviously and making sure we do have players. One we get all the dates from the Canadians and the Americans then we'll try and figure everything out. I think we're in a pretty good position where we won't be short; that we'll be able to turn out a top-notch team every week, but that's the trickiest part is just going to not only managing whether they're away or not but whether they need rest when they come back; what kind of injuries have they got...When you ask all the internationals, they want to come back; they want to play in Portland, they want to play in front of the great fan base. You know, we're just going to have to mange it and that's going to be a tough year for sure...We're going to have a good 12-14 players in house all the time and it's going to up to them for a few of them to step up to the plate and get the job done."

Going into his second year with the Thorns: "I think we made a lot of changes last year; this year we didn't make so many changes. We've kept the core group and we just wanted to tinker a little bit with it and bring some key parts in that we felt we really needed. Last year was a big overhaul of the team and I think this year is a lot easier for the fans to recognize some of the players we brought in. We've got a couple of big signings on the way too and I think they'll make a big difference to the squad. Last year, we had an up and down season: we were like an elevator. Some times we were up and some times we were going down. This year we need more consistency and I think just the group being around another year, being around me another year, with the same coaching staff is going to be important. I'm looking forward to a new season."