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Portland Thorns

Thorns goalkeeper coach Nadine Angerer pressed into duty

July 21, 2020, 8:16pm Soccer

Former German national team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has unexpectedly found herself on the bench for the Portland Thorns, poised to play if needed as the team navigates the Challenge Cup… Read story

Thorns topple top seed Courage 1-0 in NWSL Challenge Cup

July 17, 2020, 12:40pm Soccer

Rookie Morgan Weaver scored in the 68th minute to send the Portland Thorns into the semifinals of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup with a surprising 1-0 victory Friday. Read story

Thorns winless after one more draw

July 13, 2020, 10:36pm Soccer

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Portland Thorns will face top-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup after wrapping up the group stage with a scoreless draw with the rival OL Reign on Monday. Read story

Stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1

June 27, 2020, 12:52pm Soccer

Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday. Read story

NWSL takes field first as other pro leagues chart futures

June 26, 2020, 3:23pm Soccer

The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Heath, Rapinoe among players opting out of NWSL tournament

June 23, 2020, 8:07pm Soccer

U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women’s Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Read story

Portland Thorns to open NWSL tourney

June 1, 2020, 7:14pm National Sports

The National Women’s Soccer League has set the schedule for the opening round of its tournament starting later this month in Utah, with the Portland Thorns playing the defending champion North Carolina Courage on the opening day. Read story

NWSL had momentum heading into now suspended soccer season

April 18, 2020, 3:22pm Soccer

A four-year starter at Washington State, Morgan Weaver said one of her greatest strengths as a player is that she's a good learner. But for now, like the rest of the NWSL's players, she's learning to be patient. Read story

Thorns acquire defender Becky Sauerbrunn from Royals

March 3, 2020, 2:19pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns have acquired veteran U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn from the Utah Royals. Read story

Canada’s Sinclair sets goal record in Olympic qualifier

January 29, 2020, 6:34pm Soccer

Christine Sinclair scored twice to pass Abby Wambach for the international goals record among both men and women, and Canada defeated Saint Kitts and Nevis 11-0 on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Read story