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Reign rally to beat Spirit, will host final

Reign rally to beat Spirit, will host final

Dan Lauletta August 25, 2014 203

Seattle Reign FC are set to host the 2014 NWSL Championship after rallying for a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit in Sunday night’s semifinal at Memorial Stadium.  Megan Rapinoe scored the game-winner in

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VIDEO: Thorns celebrate with fans at JELD-WEN

VIDEO: Thorns celebrate with fans at JELD-WEN

Meg Linehan September 4, 2013 4

The players of Portland Thorns FC returned to PDX Airport on Monday and were greeted by several hundred fans decked out in red, holding signs, and chanting.  Today was the slightly more formal celebration

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The Lowdown: Thorns took unexpected path to title

The Lowdown: Thorns took unexpected path to title

Dan Lauletta September 3, 2013 14

It was the first group of Portland Thorns FC players—acquired via allocation—that were responsible for the club being stamped as National Women’s Soccer League favorites.  It was ironic then, that it took a contribution

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Fans of both Thorns, Flash big winners at NWSL Championship

Fans of both Thorns, Flash big winners at NWSL Championship

Jennifer Gordon September 2, 2013 19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Sometimes the beautiful game isn’t so beautiful. Sometimes, it’s quite ugly. And sometimes it’s beautiful and ugly all at the same time. For fans at Sahlen’s Stadium Saturday night, it was

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VIDEO: Portland Thorns return to big crowd at airport

VIDEO: Portland Thorns return to big crowd at airport

The Equalizer Staff September 1, 2013 6

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some 15 hours after winning the first-ever National Women’s Soccer League Championship, Portland Thorns FC returned to their home city to a huge crowd waiting at Portland International Airport. It’s a

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Heath’s injured right foot comes through for title

Heath’s injured right foot comes through for title

Dan Lauletta September 1, 2013 8

Rochester, N.Y. — The most talked about appendage in women’s soccer this week turned out to be the one that decided the National Women’s Soccer League champion.  Tobin Heath’s right foot, injured during last

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Lacking wide play, Flash out-muscled by Thorns

Lacking wide play, Flash out-muscled by Thorns

Jeff Kassouf September 1, 2013 19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Aaran Lines said he had a feeling on Saturday like he hasn’t had all season. Unfortunately for the Western New York Flash coach, it wasn’t a good feeling. The Flash lost

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Heath free kick lifts Portland Thorns past WNY Flash for first-ever NWSL championship

Heath free kick lifts Portland Thorns past WNY Flash for first-ever NWSL championship

Megan Manzari August 31, 2013 231

Video: Heath free-kick from distance breaks deadlock for Portland Thorns ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Portland Thorns FC are the first-ever National Women’s Soccer League champions after defeating the Western New York Flash 2-0 on Saturday

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HALFTIME: Thorns lead on Heath free kick

HALFTIME: Thorns lead on Heath free kick

Jeff Kassouf August 31, 2013 2

Video: Heath free-kick from distance breaks deadlock for Portland Thorns ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Portland Thorns FC lead the Western New York Flash 1-0 at halftime on a 40th minute free kick from Tobin Heath.

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Heath starts, Morgan on bench for Thorns; Zerboni on bench for Flash

Heath starts, Morgan on bench for Thorns; Zerboni on bench for Flash

Jeff Kassouf August 31, 2013 0

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Tobin Heath is in the Starting XI for Portland Thorns FC in Saturday’s National Women’s Soccer League Championship. Alex Morgan is available off the bench. For the Flash, Amy Barczuk is

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