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

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: Bars

Where to Watch the 2019 Women’s World Cup

Catch breakfast, lunch, and goooooals at these Portland spots showing games from France. (But call to confirm!)

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best

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