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Timbers, Thorns to play mixed match to benefit Ukraine

April 13, 2022, 2:36pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns and the Portland Timbers announced Wednesday that the clubs will host PTFC For Peace — a mixed teams, U.S. first division charity match to raise funds for… Read story

Portland’s Lindsey Horan sent to French club Lyon on loan

January 27, 2022, 4:00pm Soccer

Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan has been loaned to French club Lyon through the summer of 2023. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns goalie Karina LeBlanc, right, celebrates with teammates and fans after their 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign in a National Women's Soccer League match in Portland, Ore., April 21, 2013. The Portland Thorns have named former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as the team's new general manager. LeBlanc is currently the head of women's soccer for the confederation for North and Central America and Caribbean soccer. She plans to step down from that post to focus on the Thorns.  "I know women's football will continue to be a major priority at Concacaf. I am proud of how we were able to move the game forward. I loved the work I did there, but I missed being around the game, players and the energy of Portland," LeBlanc said in a statement Monday, Nov.

Thorns appoint former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as GM

FILE - Portland Thorns goalie Karina LeBlanc, right, celebrates with teammates and fans after their 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign in a National Women's Soccer League match in Portland, Ore., April 21, 2013. The Portland Thorns have named former goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as the team's new general manager. LeBlanc is currently the head of women's soccer for the confederation for North and Central America and Caribbean soccer. She plans to step down from that post to focus on the Thorns.  "I know women's football will continue to be a major priority at Concacaf. I am proud of how we were able to move the game forward. I loved the work I did there, but I missed being around the game, players and the energy of Portland," LeBlanc said in a statement Monday, Nov.

November 1, 2021, 10:24pm Soccer

Karina LeBlanc is ready to lead the Portland Thorns out of recent turbulence as the team's new general manager. Read story

Portland Thorns clinch NWSL Shield with win at Houston

October 17, 2021, 7:35pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns beat the Houston Dash 1-0 on the road, clinching the NWSL Shield trophy given to the league’s top team in the regular season. Read story

Portland Thorns and Houston Dash players, along with referees, gather at midfield Wednesday, in demonstration of solidarity with two former NWSL players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a former coach.

NWSL players pause games, stand together

Portland Thorns and Houston Dash players, along with referees, gather at midfield Wednesday, in demonstration of solidarity with two former NWSL players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a former coach.

October 6, 2021, 10:08pm Soccer

Players stopped on the field in the sixth minute of Wednesday night’s National Women’s Soccer League games and linked arms in a circle to demonstrate solidarity with two former players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a prominent coach. Read story

National Women's Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird is out after some 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct toward players, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 had not been made public.

NWSL calls off weekend games, commissioner out, FIFA investigation launched

National Women's Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird is out after some 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct toward players, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 had not been made public.

October 1, 2021, 10:20am Soccer

The National Women's Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach. Read story

North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley was fired, effective immediately, after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The allegations were first reported by The Athletic in a story Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, that detailed misconduct stretching back more than a decade, including his time as head coach of the Portland Thorns.

Former Thorns coach Riley fired by N.C. team after misconduct allegations

North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley was fired, effective immediately, after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The allegations were first reported by The Athletic in a story Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, that detailed misconduct stretching back more than a decade, including his time as head coach of the Portland Thorns.

September 30, 2021, 5:24pm Soccer

The North Carolina Courage fired coach Paul Riley on Thursday after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were detailed in a published report. Read story

OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe (15) celebrates after she scored a goal against the Portland Thorns during the first half of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

OL Reign beat Portland Thorns before NWSL record crowd

OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe (15) celebrates after she scored a goal against the Portland Thorns during the first half of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 29, 2021, 8:08pm Latest News

Megan Rapinoe scored two first-half goals and OL Reign beat the Portland Thorns 2-1 on Sunday in front of an NWSL-record crowd of 27,248 fans. Read story

Weaver’s late goal lifts Thorns over Lyon 1-0 in WICC final

August 21, 2021, 9:45pm Soccer

Morgan Weaver came off the bench and scored in the 87th minute to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 victory over Lyon in the Women’s International Champions Cup final Saturday night at Portland’s Providence Park. Read story

The Portland Timbers face the Seattle Sounders in an MLS match at Providence Park on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

Timbers, Thorns to require proof of vaccination at Providence Park

The Portland Timbers face the Seattle Sounders in an MLS match at Providence Park on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

August 17, 2021, 11:15am Soccer

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns soccer teams will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry to games at Providence Park beginning on Aug. 25. Read story