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Portland Thorns’ Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

August 8, 2022, 6:33pm Soccer

It’s been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women’s Soccer League at just 15 years old. Read story

Thorns’ Smith helps U.S. women soccer beat Jamaica 5-0 at W Championship

July 7, 2022, 6:42pm Soccer

The U.S. women's national team qualified for the 2023 World Cup on Thursday night at the CONCACAF W Championship. Read story

Olivia Moultrie of the Portland Thorns became the youngest player to score a goal in National Women's Soccer League history when the 16-year-old midfielder scored in a 4-0 win over the Houston Dash on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Portland Thorns’ Olivia Moultrie becomes NWSL’s youngest goal scorer

Olivia Moultrie of the Portland Thorns became the youngest player to score a goal in National Women's Soccer League history when the 16-year-old midfielder scored in a 4-0 win over the Houston Dash on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

June 12, 2022, 7:44pm Soccer

Olivia Moultrie became the youngest player to score a goal in National Women’s Soccer League history as the Portland Thorns routed the Houston Dash 4-0 on the road Sunday. Read story

Portland Timbers supporters cheer prior to the MLS Cup soccer match against New York City FC on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Timbers, Thorns to play mixed match to benefit Ukraine

Portland Timbers supporters cheer prior to the MLS Cup soccer match against New York City FC on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

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 Ukrainian children and families affected by the war. Read story

Portland Thorn's Lindsey Horan has been loaned to French club Lyon through the summer of 2023. Horan has been with the Thorns since 2016. In addition to the loan to Lyon, Portland announced Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, that she had signed a contract extension with the Thorns through the 2025 season.

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

Portland Thorn's Lindsey Horan has been loaned to French club Lyon through the summer of 2023. Horan has been with the Thorns since 2016. In addition to the loan to Lyon, Portland announced Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, that she had signed a contract extension with the Thorns through the 2025 season.

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