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FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith, left, kicks the ball against Kansas City Current defender Addisyn Merrick, right, during the first half of the NWSL championship soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, after leading the national team with 11 goals and starting in a team-high 17 matches.

Smith’s hat trick leads Thorns to 4-2 win over Spirit

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith, left, kicks the ball against Kansas City Current defender Addisyn Merrick, right, during the first half of the NWSL championship soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, after leading the national team with 11 goals and starting in a team-high 17 matches.

June 23, 2023, 10:12pm National Sports

Sophia Smith scored three goals and the Portland Thorns defeated the Washington Spirit 4-2 in a National Women's Soccer League match on Friday night. Read story

United States captain Becky Sauerbrunn, who also plays for the Portland Thorns, has a right foot injury that will keep her out of the Women's World Cup next month.

U.S. captain Becky Sauerbrunn of Thorns to miss World Cup with foot injury

United States captain Becky Sauerbrunn, who also plays for the Portland Thorns, has a right foot injury that will keep her out of the Women's World Cup next month.

June 16, 2023, 5:47pm Soccer

U.S. national team captain Becky Sauerbrunn has a right foot injury that will keep her out of the Women’s World Cup next month. Read story

Wave, Thorns score last-minute goals, play to draw

May 26, 2023, 10:03pm Soccer

The San Diego Wave and Portland Thorns exchanged goals in the final minutes and played to a 1-1 draw in the National Women’s Soccer League on Friday night. Read story

Thorns get 3-3 tie at North Carolina

May 6, 2023, 7:35pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns came from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw on the road against the North Carolina Courage in a National Women's Soccer League matchup Saturday. Read story

Goal by Sanchez gives Dash 1-1 draw with Thorns

April 14, 2023, 10:10pm Soccer

Maria Sanchez scored in the 24th minute to pull the Houston Dash into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Thorns on Friday night. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The Portland Thorns' Christine Sinclair is one of just five players who helped launch the National Women's Soccer League in 2013 and are still with their same teams.

5 NWSL players have been with the same team all 11 seasons

FILE - Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair (12) celebrates after the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. The Portland Thorns' Christine Sinclair is one of just five players who helped launch the National Women's Soccer League in 2013 and are still with their same teams.

March 30, 2023, 5:28pm Soccer

Portland was the only place Christine Sinclair ever wanted to play. Read story

FILE - Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. Portland is also among the favorites this season because of a loaded roster that includes U.S. national team players like Sophia Smith, Crystal Dunn and Becky Sauerbrunn.

NWSL embarks on 11th season boosted by World Cup excitement

FILE - Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. Portland is also among the favorites this season because of a loaded roster that includes U.S. national team players like Sophia Smith, Crystal Dunn and Becky Sauerbrunn.

March 23, 2023, 6:46pm National Sports

The National Women’s Soccer League embarks on its 11th season this weekend with players looking to capitalize on the excitement building ahead of the Women’s World Cup while also trying to move on from the turbulence of the last two seasons. Read story

Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns new CEO Heather Davis, pictured Jan. 23, 2023 at Providence Park in Portland.

Scandal-plagued Portland Timbers and Thorns hire new CEO

Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns new CEO Heather Davis, pictured Jan. 23, 2023 at Providence Park in Portland.

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 scandals. Read story

FILE - Washington Spirit head coach Kris Ward, center, stands pitch side during the second half of the NWSL Championship soccer match against the Chicago Red Stars, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. The National Women's Soccer League said abuse allegations against former Washington Spirit coach Kris Ward were substantiated and he is ineligible to work in the NWSL without the commissioner's approval.

Portland Thorns trainer fired for giving players painkillers

FILE - Washington Spirit head coach Kris Ward, center, stands pitch side during the second half of the NWSL Championship soccer match against the Chicago Red Stars, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. The National Women's Soccer League said abuse allegations against former Washington Spirit coach Kris Ward were substantiated and he is ineligible to work in the NWSL without the commissioner's approval.

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