Thorns FC: Collegiate

Thorns FC defeated the college-age women’s soccer players of the State of Arizona 15-0 on aggregate over the past weekend.

This is – in one sense – a good thing.  A year ago today the Thorns scratched out a meager 2-1 win over the University of Portland Pilots in their sole preseason match.  The team was without their national team players, in a hasty inaugural season’s training, and struggling with organizational and fitness issues that would soon appear on the pitch. Continue reading

Thorns FC: It’s All Gone Quiet Over There

Well, somewhere in Portland the Thorns are training.

OK, well, I’m being a bit dramatic.  We know where the Girls in Red are training; they’re right over the West Hills from where I’m sitting.  They’re at MultnomahCivicPGEJeld-WenProvidence FieldStadiumPark cooling down after today’s drizzly two-a-day.

Still.

There is a lot we don’t know about this year’s Thorns. Continue reading