Pandemic Sports

Soccer’s NWSL Challenge Cup Is Downright Binge-Worthy

This tournament has everything! And it’s easy to catch up on the action so far.

07/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Saturday’s Portland Thorns Game Is Set to Kick Off the Return of Pro Sports in the US

Tobin Heath has opted out of the Challenge Cup, and the Orlando Pride will not attend after multiple players test positive for COVID-19.

06/23/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

The Portland Thorns Will Open Their 2020 Season on June 27

With the Challenge Cup, the National Women’s Soccer League is scheduled to be the first US major league to return to play.

06/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Dream Team

Which Portland Thorn Should Biden Pick for Vice President?

Any of them would make a solid running mate, really, but here’s a shortlist.

05/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

This Portland Thorn Played through Australia’s Fires. Then the US Soccer Season Got Put on Hold.

The only teammates Simone Charley has seen so far this year are her two roommates.

04/04/2020 By Margaret Seiler

G.O.A.T.

Portland Thorn Christine Sinclair Claims Soccer’s Record for Most International Goals

The Canadian is a few dozen up on Carli Lloyd, Marta, Alex Morgan, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

01/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Breaking News

Portland Thorns Make Top Two Picks in NWSL College Draft

“To the Riveters, I’ll see you soon at Providence Park."

01/16/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Breaking News

Emily Sonnett, Caitlin Foord, and Midge Purce Are Leaving the Portland Thorns

Life's only constant is change. Still, the Thorns fan in your life could use a hug today.

01/08/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Six Portland Soccer Players Are Wintering in Australia’s W-League

Down under, it’s Thorn vs. Thorn.

12/04/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The World Cup's Group Stage Is Over. Here's How to Watch the Thorns Players in the Knockout Round

From here on out, every game will send one team packing.

06/21/2019 By Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Downer Alert

The Bad News About Women's Soccer

Things feel rosy in the Rose City, but plenty is still rotten about the state of women’s soccer, at home and around the world.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

The Women’s World Cup Is Back. Here’s How to Cheer, Portland-Style.

The action is in France—June 7 to July 7—but Portland is the epicenter of women’s soccer.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best and Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Team Guide

Time to Pick Your Other Favorites in the 2019 Women’s World Cup

You’re in for the US, of course, but you could use a side team to follow to keep things interesting.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Profile

Lindsey Horan Is Redefining Women’s Soccer

The Thorns midfielder and US national team member is changing the game—and it could only have happened in Portland.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best

Sports

The Timbers Are Bringing Back Thirsty Thursdays—Sort Of

There will be $2 hot dogs and $5 Coors Lights during Wednesday and Thursday games this season.

05/01/2019 By Marty Patail

Soccer

The 2019 Thorns Jerseys Are Here

The best part? The socks. No, for real.

03/14/2019 By Marty Patail

Soccer

Why You’ll Drop Everything and Watch the Thorns on Saturday

We answer 16 questions Portlanders might have about the NWSL championship game.

09/20/2018 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are Thiiiiiiissss Close to a Championship

They’re already the biggest women’s soccer team in the world.

10/12/2017 By Katelyn Best