An England international, Taylor had earned three caps with the England Women's National Team, making her debut in an international friendly against Sweden in August 2014.  In Portland the team was christened the Portland Rain and played the 2000 season in the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL). The Thorns, the Houston Dash, the Orlando Pride, and the Utah Royals are other NWSL teams with Major League Soccer affiliations. The Portland Thorns FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Portland, Oregon.
 The team's first home match on April 21 provided the club its first victory, a 2–1 win over Seattle Reign FC.  The team would defeat the Seattle Reign 2–1 in the Semi-final round and would face the shield-winning North Carolina Courage in a rematch of the previous seasons final. FFC Turbine Potsdam. The Thorns beat the Reign 2-1 in Tacoma to finish off the 2020 season. It's a meaningless title, but the Thorns are the winners of the NWSL Fall Series. After a 14–5–5 league record for 47 points and a second-place finish, the Thorns defeated the Orlando Pride 4–1 in a playoff semi-final. Portland Thorns FC to play for Mimi’s Fresh Tees in 2020 Verizon Community Shield.  Women's soccer was also well-supported via the University of Portland Pilots.  A standout at Oregon State, Taylor, 28, was one of the top goal scorers in the NWSL in 2014. Portland acquired defender Kendall Johnson from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the 25th and 34th overall selections in the 2015 National Women's Soccer League College Draft.
 With Long's departure, Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair would be the only remaining players from the first Thorns season. The Portland franchise is owned by Peregrine Sports LLC, which also owns the Portland Timbers. , On August 28, 2013, NWSL announced Thorns FC forwards Christine Sinclair, Alex Morgan and defender Rachel Buehler were named to the National Women's Soccer League Best XI Second Team. In November 2014 the Thorns traded for defender Kat Williamson and midfielder McCall Zerboni from the Western New York Flash in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks. Portland signed international forward Genoveva Añonman. Long had been with the team since its inaugural season, and was one of the first players to reach 100 NWSL appearances with one club. North Carolina Trades Crystal Dunn to OL Reign; Portland Acquires Dunn in Exchange For Allocation Money, Draft Pick and International Slot, National Women’s Soccer League Announces Winner of Verizon Community Shield, Portland Thorns FC to play for Mimi’s Fresh Tees in 2020 Verizon Community Shield, NWSL reschedules Tuesday match between Portland Thorns FC and OL Reign. The moves were made for financial reasons, as the NWSL has a strict salary cap of $315,000 for each team and the Thorns could not compete with offers made by Lyon and Manchester City.  For the 2017 season, the Thorns were featured in six nationally televised Lifetime NWSL Game of the Week broadcasts on April 15, April 29, July 15, August 5, August 26, and September 30, 2017. Añonman had appeared in 122 matches in the German league, recording 95 goals during her time with FF USV Jena and 1. The Thorns played in front of fans Saturday for the first time all year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Zerboni played three professional seasons with the Western New York Flash in both the NWSL and Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), helping guide the Flash to the 2011 WPS title and the championship match of the 2013 NWSL Playoffs. Portland Thorns FC. [[File:Houston Dash at Portland Thorns July 2019 01.jpg|thumb|Four Thorns players who won the Women's World Cup with the U.S. National Team were recognized upon their return to Portland, prior to the July 24 match against the Houston Dash. A week later they beat the Western New York Flash 2–0 in the championship game to become the first NWSL Champions. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Christine Sinclair notches the equalizer for the Thorns.
Portland Thorns FC. The club won the NWSL Shield in 2016 and a second NWSL Championship in 2017. With a victory, the Thorns would win the Verizon Community Shield. The Thorns would lose a lopsided 3–0 to the Courage, who became the first team to win the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Playoffs in the same season. The team's colors were announced as red, green, and black. Her mother, Carol Lincoln, is Navajo, San Felipe Pueblo, and Hammond’s father is Black. $81.97. This precursor to the NWSL announcement the following November was to facilitate an integrated development structure for Oregon's girls youth soccer to elite women's competition. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. The Portland Thorns play at Providence Park located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. "Portland Thorns name Paul Riley as head coach for the 2014 season", "Thorns add top goalkeeper, trade LeBlanc", "THORNS FC DEFEAT DASH, 1–0, IN FRONT OF RECORD CROWD", "Thorns FC acquire defender Kat Williamson, midfielder McCall Zerboni from Western New York Flash in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks", "Kaylyn Kyle, Rhian Wilkinson added to Portland Thorns FC through National Team Allocation Process", "Thorns FC acquire defender Kendall Johnson from Sky Blue FC in exchange for third, fourth-round draft picks in 2015", "Portland Thorns FC acquire Jodie Taylor from Washington Spirit through trade at NWSL draft", "Thorns FC defender Nikki Marshall announces retirement", "Portland Thorns FC sign forward Genoveva Añonma", "Portland Thorns FC sign midfielder Sarah Robbins", "Live updates: Thorns celebrate NWSL title with fans at airport, victory rally in Portland", "Amandine Henry, Nadia Nadim will not return to Portland Thorns next season", "Portland Thorns trade longtime midfielder Allie Long", "After six games on the road, Portland Thorns ready to play in front of home fans at remodeled Providence Park", "Portland Thorns suffer worst loss in club history with first place in NWSL on the line", "Portland Women's Professional Soccer Club reveals team name, crest", "Q&A: Avid Timbers Army member Brent Diskin talks about his unique design for the Portland Thorns", "Portland Thorns uniforms highlight three Portland Companies", https://www.timbers.com/post/2017/09/30/allie-long-becomes-first-portland-thorns-fc-player-play-100-games, "Merritt Paulson Confident Women's Soccer Will Thrive in Portland", "NWSL, go90 announce exclusive streaming partnership", "Portland Thorns to feature in six NWSL Games of the Week on Lifetime", "Portland Thorns Announce Broadcast Details", "Thorns Announce Broadcast Details for 2013 Season", "Thorns FC announce 2014 Broadcast Schedule, four games to be aired on Comcast SportsNet Northwest", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portland_Thorns_FC&oldid=984155161, Association football clubs established in 2012, Women's soccer clubs in the United States, Football team templates which use American parameter, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 14:43.
The Portland Thorns FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Portland, Oregon. NWSL reschedules Tuesday match between Portland Thorns FC and OL Reign. In the first round of playoffs on August 24, the Thorns beat FC Kansas City 3–2 in a dramatic overtime game.  A total of 5,011 fans were present, besting the previous record for a women's game at the Soccerplex by more than 300 and about 500 more than normal capacity.  The other players assigned to the Thorns were Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Karina LeBlanc, Alex Morgan, Marlene Sandoval, and Luz Saucedo..  Both the name and logo were intended to invoke Portland's nickname of the Rose City.  Beginning the month of September at the top of the table and contenders for the NWSL Shield, the team entered what would be the worst run of form since Mark Parsons was named head coach. Established in 2012, the team began play in 2013 in the then-eight-team National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), which receives support from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), and formerly the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). NWSL Challenge Cup enters first day of the knockout stages.
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