Soccer

Thorns and Timbers Took the Field Together in Ukraine-UNICEF Fundraiser

The at-times bizarre soccer game in a packed Providence Park raised $435,000 and counting.

04/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bar Openings

Watching Women’s Sports Is Hard. The Sports Bra Makes It Easier.

Jenny Nguyen’s new sports bar on NE Broadway is open, with burgers, tots, framed Thorns and Power jerseys, and TV screens dedicated to women’s games.

04/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

At Last, the NWSL 2022 Regular Season Schedule Is Here

The Challenge Cup begins March 18, and the Portland Thorns open the regular season at Providence Park on April 30.

03/16/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

What Do NWSL Deals and Drafts Mean for the 2022 Thorns Roster?

The 2022 Challenge Cup starts March 19, but the Thorns will be without Simone Charley, Tyler Lussi, and Christen Westphal.

12/19/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Timbers in the MLS Final & Thorns Announce New Coach

It was a pretty good week in Portland soccer news.

12/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Our Sporting Past

Portland Sports Teams: An Incomplete History

Who remembers the Buckaroos, the Rosebuds, and the Forest Dragons? Here's how Portland eventually got its current pro teams: the Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns.

12/02/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

National Team Call-Ups and MVP Voting: Big Day for the Thorns

The team faces Chicago in the NWSL semifinal this weekend.

11/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Op Ed

Why Are We Surprised by the Women's Soccer Allegations?

The allegations about a former Portland Thorns coach has sent ripples through the league. But what did we expect?

10/05/2021 By Katelyn Best

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns' Bella Bixby Talks Home Teams and Representation

The team's keeper made her Providence Park home debut this summer, but she's been around these parts for a lot longer .

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Already the GOAT, Christine Sinclair Wins Olympic Gold with Canada

The Portland Thorns captain and former Pilot was already the GOAT.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

It's Thorn vs. Thorn in This Olympic Semifinal Soccer Game

Christine Sinclair of Canada faces Thorns teammates and US stars Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Adrianna Franch.

07/30/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Which Oregonians Are Headed to the Tokyo Olympics?

The games are on, and Oregon is well represented. Let's bring home some medals!

06/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Providence Park to Open at 80 Percent Capacity June 19

No masks required at Timbers and Thorns games when the new policy kicks in, but fans 16 and older must have proof of vaccination.

06/03/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Portland Thorns Defeat Kansas City in Oregon’s First Pro Sports Event with Fans in a Year

No red smoke, but red cards and plenty of drama in front of a limited-capacity crowd at Providence Park

04/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The Portland Thorns First Game of 2021 Is a Month Away

The NWSL’s Challenge Cup begins April 9, with the regular season to follow in May.

03/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

The Portland Thorns 2021 Season Starts Taking Shape

What to expect when you’re expecting to watch some soccer this year

02/02/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Shop Local

‘Be Here for Portland’ Campaign Asks Shoppers to Stay Local

Artists, athletes, musicians, business boosters, and celebs encourage Portlanders to take their love to town—or rather, spend their dollars in town.

12/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Louisville Claims Tobin Heath from Portland Thorns in NWSL Expansion Draft

Some had feared Grand Theft Goalie, but it’s the national team vet who could be off to Kentucky.

11/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler