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Long’s brace lifts Thorns past Red Stars in Portland

Long’s brace lifts Thorns past Red Stars in Portland

Jeff Kassouf August 9, 2015 461

Allie Long scored twice on Sunday at Providence Park to lift Portland Thorns FC to a huge, 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars. Long scored once in each half — giving her nine

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Thorns snap skid with huge road win over Flash

Thorns snap skid with huge road win over Flash

Dan Lauletta July 29, 2015 18

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Christine Sinclair had a goal and an assist to lift the Thorns over the Flash, 2-0 on Wednesday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. The result also lifted the Thorns over the Flash

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The Lowdown: The anatomy of a goalkeeper’s goal

The Lowdown: The anatomy of a goalkeeper’s goal

Dan Lauletta June 24, 2015 52

Ever since Michelle Betos can remember, she has wanted to be a goalkeeper. It has never been in her soccer fantasies to score a goal. And if you think her diving header to score

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Long, Shim lead another rally as Thorns draw Spirit

Long, Shim lead another rally as Thorns draw Spirit

The Equalizer Staff May 9, 2015 61

For the second straight game, Portland Thorns FC fought back from an early two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw. Mana Shim led the comeback with a goal and an assist for the Thorns

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Long lifts Thorns past Flash, to second straight win

Long lifts Thorns past Flash, to second straight win

The Equalizer Staff April 18, 2015 47

Allie Long’s third goal of the season held up as the game-winner for Portland Thorns FC against the Western New York Flash on Saturday in front of 13,148 fans at Providence Park in Portland.

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Riley lauds Thorns’ midfield after dominant victory

Riley lauds Thorns’ midfield after dominant victory

Jeff Kassouf April 12, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley sang praises of his midfielders following his team’s 4-1 season-opening victory over the Boston Breakers on Saturday. All four Portland goals were scored by midfielders — of which

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Thorns drub Breakers as Long nets brace

Thorns drub Breakers as Long nets brace

Dan Lauletta April 12, 2015 141

The Thorns authored a dominating start to their NWSL season with a 4-1 rout of the Boston Breakers in front of 13,386 fans who braved rainy conditions after halftime at Providence Park. Allie Long

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The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

Dan Lauletta March 5, 2015 51

Don’t look now but it’s March and NWSL preseason starts Monday.  To get 2015 started in Lowdown style, we picked a player (or two) on each of the nine clubs who could be the most

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Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

The Equalizer Staff July 20, 2014 206

Christine Sinclair’s hat trick paced a 6-3 Portland Thorns FC rout of the Boston Breakers on Sunday at Providence Park, marking the third time this season the Thorns have scored at least six goals

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Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Dan Lauletta July 13, 2014 213

FC Kansas City’s win streak and Nicole Barnhart’s shutout streak both crash landed in spectacular fashion Sunday night at the hands of Portland Thorns FC, who established a league record for goals and winning

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