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

Soccer

Timbers and Thorns Will Play Together April 27 for Ukraine Fundraiser

Admission to the soccer game at Providence Park is free, with donations encouraged for UNICEF.

04/20/2022 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

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, February 14–20

A big ask for emergency shelter spending, the police contract up for debate, and yet more turmoil for the Timbers

02/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch this Week, January 17–23

Friction between the Timbers front office and the fan base, school closures aplenty, and yet more unrest for the Portland Police Bureau

01/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Soccer

Portland’s 2021 MLS Cup Final, in Photos

A look at the rainy day the Portland Timbers lost to NYC FC

12/21/2021 Photography by Alli Weseman

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

What Happens When Your City Hosts the MLS Cup

From Morrison Bridge lights to custom Voodoo Doughnuts, it's beginning to look a lot like Timbers all over town.

12/09/2021 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

Golazo!

Portland Timbers' Asprilla Scores the Goal of the Year

With an unbelievable bicycle kick, the Colombian buried the San Jose Earthquakes and set the internet on fire.

10/28/2021 By Fiona McCann

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

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 4-11

Turmoil at the Thorns, debate over Portland Street Response, and a new strategy to curb drive-by shootings

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

The Women’s International Champions Cup Aims to Crown the ‘World’s Best Club’

Some familiar faces are headed back to Providence Park when the Thorns host Houston, Bayern-Munich, and Lyon.

08/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Oregon's Olympians Are Heading Home, Medals In Hand

Damian Lillard, Jordan Chiles, Paul Chelimo, and more are all heading back with medals.

08/09/2021 By Cami Hughes

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