After playing in front of 21,000 fans on Wednesday, Megan Rapinoe said that marketing will be critical if the post Women's World Cup boost is to be more than a blip for the National Women's Soccer League.
PORTLAND — Tuesday's visit to Providence Park by English Premier League club Newcastle United was a bonus match for Portland Timbers season ticket holders. It also provided a nice lift for Timbers players who are looking to establish themselves.
PORTLAND — Two of the biggest stars of women's soccer will not be on the field Wednesday. But the absence of Alex Morgan and Hope Solo probably won't dampen the enthusiasm or intensity when the Portland Thorns host the Seattle Reign at Providence Park.
A match that started with plenty of offensive zest and ended with plenty of acrimony resulted in a 1-1 tie between the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps on a steamy Saturday night at Providence Park.