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Canada's Christine Sinclair, front left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis during a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas.

Canada’s Sinclair sets goal record in Olympic qualifier

Canada's Christine Sinclair, front left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis during a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas.

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

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scores against the Portland Thorns FC during the first half of an NWSL playoffs semi-final soccer match Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Bridgeview, Ill.

Red Stars defeat Thorns 1-0 to reach NWSL championship

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scores against the Portland Thorns FC during the first half of an NWSL playoffs semi-final soccer match Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Bridgeview, Ill.

October 20, 2019, 4:23pm Soccer

Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League championship match with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. Read story

North Carolina Courage’s Jessica McDonald (14) heads the ball on goal during the team’s game against the Portland Thorns in Portland. The National Women’s Soccer League has seen overall attendance at its games go up 15 percent since the Women’s World Cup.

NWSL receives a leg up from Women’s World Cup

North Carolina Courage’s Jessica McDonald (14) heads the ball on goal during the team’s game against the Portland Thorns in Portland. The National Women’s Soccer League has seen overall attendance at its games go up 15 percent since the Women’s World Cup.

August 22, 2019, 11:23pm Sports

While record crowds at National Women’s Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office. Read story

Portland Thorns get 2-2 draw at Utah

July 19, 2019, 10:53pm Soccer

Christine Sinclair and Lindsey Horan each scored goals for the Portland Thorns, but a late-game goal by Rachel Corsie led to a 2-2 draw with the Utah Royals on Friday night. Read story

Thorns win thriller over Orlando in front of 19,000 home fans

July 14, 2019, 4:49pm Soccer

The Portland Thorns did their part to keep the post-World Cup wave of women’s soccer rolling. Read story

Portland Thorns' Crystal Dunn (19) heads the ball away during a National Women's Soccer League Championship Game held at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

North Carolina beats Thorns 3-0 for NWSL title

Portland Thorns' Crystal Dunn (19) heads the ball away during a National Women's Soccer League Championship Game held at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

September 22, 2018, 4:26pm Soccer

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. Read story

Thorns beat Reign 2-1 to advance to title NWSL title game

September 15, 2018, 3:05pm Soccer

Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan scored and the Portland Thorns advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 semifinal victory over the Seattle Reign on Saturday before a sellout crowd of 14,179 at Providence Park. Read story

Tobin Heath scores a goal for the U.S. women vs. Chile.

Tobin’s time to hunt another title with Thorns

Tobin Heath scores a goal for the U.S. women vs. Chile.

September 13, 2018, 9:38pm Soccer

Less than a year ago, Tobin Heath lamented that being injured was the “worst thing in the whole entire world.” Read story

Lindsey Horan (9), hugged by teammate McCall Zerboni after scoring a goal against Australia, is currently in the final stretch of her season with the Portland Thorns.

Lindsey Horan settles into role with U.S. team, Thorns

Lindsey Horan (9), hugged by teammate McCall Zerboni after scoring a goal against Australia, is currently in the final stretch of her season with the Portland Thorns.

September 3, 2018, 5:54pm Soccer

Currently in the final stretch of her season with the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League, Lindsey Horan is also about to embark on qualifying with the U.S. national team for next summer's World Cup in France. Read story

Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff). Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff).

Foster Langsdorf tackling life as a Timber

Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff). Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff).

July 3, 2018, 9:59pm Prep Sports

Ask Foster Langsdorf to describe the start of his professional soccer career, and you’ll be hard-pressed to hear the words “traditional,” or even “ideal.” Read story