With a trip to Rochester coming for this Saturday and their first meeting with last year’s NWSL runners-up Western New York the Portland Thorns FC sit a comfortable second with 7 points (2-0-1) behind Seattle top with 12 (4-0-0). Continue reading
Every soccer match is a wordless argument about how to play the game.
It was three points.
As any Timbers fan this season will tell you: three points are three points, and steal them, snatch them, or sneak them how you will you take three points. Continue reading
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
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.
There is a lot we don’t know about this year’s Thorns. Continue reading