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Scandal-plagued Portland Timbers and Thorns hire new CEO

January 25, 2023, 2:25pm Soccer

Heather Davis has been hired as chief executive officer to lead Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers and the National Women's Soccer League's Thorns amid the fallout from a series of… Read story

Portland Thorns trainer fired for giving players painkillers

January 24, 2023, 3:07pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns have fired their athletic trainer after an outside investigation found he illegally distrubted a controlled substance to players, the National Women's Soccer League said Tuesday. Read story

Mike Norris, Portland Thorns head coach

Portland Thorns promote assistant Mike Norris to head coach

Mike Norris, Portland Thorns head coach

January 9, 2023, 6:03pm Soccer

Portland Thorns assistant Mike Norris has been promoted to head coach of the National Women’s Soccer League club to replace Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned after revealing she had developed feelings for a player that she had never acted on. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's National Women's Soccer League soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Oct. 6, 2021. An investigation commissioned by the NWSL and its players union found "widespread misconduct" directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the country's top women's professional league.

NWSL bans former Portland Thorns coach Riley, three others for life

FILE - Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's National Women's Soccer League soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Oct. 6, 2021. An investigation commissioned by the NWSL and its players union found "widespread misconduct" directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the country's top women's professional league.

January 9, 2023, 6:02pm Soccer

The National Women’s Soccer League permanently banned four coaches Monday as part of disciplinary action taken against several individuals and teams in response to an investigation into alleged abuse and misconduct in the league. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan.

Portland Thorns’ Sophia Smith named US Soccer Female Player of the Year

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan.

January 6, 2023, 11:58am Soccer

Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday after leading the national team with 11 goals and starting in a team-high 17 matches. Read story

Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, just five weeks after she led the team to the NWSL championship.

Thorns coach resigns after players ask her to step down

Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, just five weeks after she led the team to the NWSL championship.

December 2, 2022, 12:05pm Soccer

Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, just five weeks after she led the team to the National Women’s Soccer League championship. Read story

Portland Thorns celebrate with the trophy after winning the NWSL championship against the Kansas City Current on Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday, Dec. 1, he is putting the club up for sale.

Portland Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women’s soccer scandals

Portland Thorns celebrate with the trophy after winning the NWSL championship against the Kansas City Current on Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday, Dec. 1, he is putting the club up for sale.

December 1, 2022, 11:42am Soccer

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Read story

Portland Thorns FC celebrate with the trophy after they won the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Portland won 2-0.

MVP Smith scores as Thorns beat K.C. for NWSL title

Portland Thorns FC celebrate with the trophy after they won the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Portland won 2-0.

October 29, 2022, 7:56pm Soccer

Sophia Smith, the season’s Most Valuable Player, scored early and the Portland Thorns won their third National Women’s Soccer League championship Saturday night with a 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Current. Read story

United States' Sophia Smith challenges for the ball with England's Millie Bright, bottom, during the women's friendly soccer match between England and the US at Wembley stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

Thorns’ Sophia Smith named National Women’s Soccer League MVP

United States' Sophia Smith challenges for the ball with England's Millie Bright, bottom, during the women's friendly soccer match between England and the US at Wembley stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

October 27, 2022, 4:30pm Soccer

Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith has been named the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League Most Valuable Player. Read story

FILE - Portland Timbers president Merritt Paulson speaks during a soccer news conference announcing the firing of Timbers coach John Spencer on July 9, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Paulson, who also owns the Portland Thorns women soccer team, has removed himself from a decision-making role with the National Women's Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league.

Paulson steps away as CEO of Timbers, Thorns amid scandal

FILE - Portland Timbers president Merritt Paulson speaks during a soccer news conference announcing the firing of Timbers coach John Spencer on July 9, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Paulson, who also owns the Portland Thorns women soccer team, has removed himself from a decision-making role with the National Women's Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league.

October 11, 2022, 10:51am Latest News

Merritt Paulson removed himself Tuesday as the chief operating officer of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League. Read story