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Portland, Seattle battle to 2-2 draw

Portland, Seattle battle to 2-2 draw

Allison Lee May 7, 2017 8

The Portland Thorns (2-1-1, 7 pts) fought hard to come from behind and earn a point at home against the Seattle Reign (1-1-2, 5 pts), drawing their biggest rivals, 2-2. Portland, hampered more by

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Run of Play: Penalty Kickin’ It

Run of Play: Penalty Kickin’ It

Chelsey Bush May 3, 2017 49

The referee blows the whistle and point to the spot. One team begins to argue vehemently, the other lines up, and the goalkeeper sighs in resignation. Penalty kicks are among the most controversial, as

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NWSL Week In Review: Harris Sounds Off On Orlando’s Troubles

NWSL Week In Review: Harris Sounds Off On Orlando’s Troubles

Ray Curren May 1, 2017 84

It was a 24-word statement from Ashlyn Harris that got the attention of the women’s soccer world Saturday evening, and we might as well start with that before we proceed (she was talking to

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Run of Play: Keepers Are Doing It for Themselves

Run of Play: Keepers Are Doing It for Themselves

Chelsey Bush April 19, 2017 7

It’s always hard to temper expectations on opening weekend. A six-month offseason feels far longer, and the glimpses we get during preseason do little more than leave us salivating to see how the teams

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Thorns beat Pride in front of 16,000 plus in Portland

Thorns beat Pride in front of 16,000 plus in Portland

Allison Lee April 15, 2017 79

It was an historic day in Portland as the Portland Thorns defeated the Orlando Pride, 2-0, in the league’s first ever Lifetime Game of the Week. The game took place before an audience of

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Thursday Roundup: Man City advance to UWCL semifinals

Thursday Roundup: Man City advance to UWCL semifinals

The Equalizer Staff March 30, 2017 67

Also in today’s roundup, Thorns fall to U-23’s, Red Stars defeat Dash, Orlando remains undefeated in preseason, Renard signs contract extension with Lyon, and the Dash add Morales to coaching staff. Manchester City produced

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NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

Ray Curren May 9, 2016 67

It was NFL coach Dennis Green who once uttered in anger after a particularly tough loss, “They are what we thought they were.” (If you haven’t seen it, it’s funnier when you actually watch

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Major changes define USWNT’s first 2016 camp

Major changes define USWNT’s first 2016 camp

Jeff Kassouf December 31, 2015 856

With the New Year brings more change for the United States women’s national team. Just 16 of the 23 players who helped the U.S. win the 2015 World Cup will be part of the

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Thorns trade Catley to Orlando, acquire GK Franch

Thorns trade Catley to Orlando, acquire GK Franch

Jeff Kassouf December 10, 2015 91

Portland Thorns FC has acquired American goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and a third-round pick (No. 21 overall) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft in a trade with Orlando Pride. In return the Thorns sent the

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US forward Horan heading from PSG to Portland

US forward Horan heading from PSG to Portland

Jeff Kassouf December 5, 2015 63

A widely rumored move is finally set to happen: Lindsey Horan is headed to Portland Thorns FC. According to Eurosport journalist Romain Balland, Saturday’s match was Horan’s last with PSG before leaving for Portland.

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