Soccer

Portland Thorns Defeat Utah Royals 3–0 in NWSL Fall Series

After a game was postponed due to wildfire smoke, the team played at Providence Park for the first time in 2020, under a blue sky.

09/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Soccer

Portland Thorns Star Tobin Heath Signs with Manchester United

The beloved longtime Thorn and US national team midfielder is hopping across the pond.

09/09/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Timbers Face Orlando FC in Bubble Tournament Final

And after MLS is Back ends, the MLS is, um, back.

08/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We're Coping

Timbers Star Diego Valeri on Keeping Fit in Quarantine

The team captain talks about staying game-ready, his coaching license, and whether he'd consider a coaching job in Portland.

07/13/2020 By Marty Patail

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

House Party

Choose Your Quarantine House, Portland

OK, we’ll do this, too.

04/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

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

Pomo Picks

Things We Love That Have Nothing to Do With Coronavirus: Week of March 18

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic stuff that’s keeping us sane.

03/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sports During Quarantine

The Timbers and Thorns Will Now Air Classic Matches on FOX 12

Yup. It feels like a good time to rewatch that epic MLS home opener from 2011.

03/17/2020 By Marty Patail

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with the Portland Timbers?

The upsides and downsides of the city’s men’s soccer team, whose 10th MLS season begins on March 1.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail and 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