Who is Portland Thorns FC?

The Portland Thorns FC is a Portland, Oregon based American professional women’s soccer team based in Portland, Oregon. The club was established in 2012 and began to play in 2013 in the then-eight-team National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which receives support from these federations:

  • the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), as well as
  • the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), as well as
  • Mexican Football Federation (FMF)

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The Portland Thorns FC placed third in its inaugural regular season and playoffs and won the first-ever NWSL Championship. Furthermore, the club won the NWSL Shield in 2016 along with a second NWSL Championship in 2017.

The Thorns have the record of the highest average attendance in the league for the first seven seasons. Besides, they set a league attendance record of 25,218 on a match against the North Carolina Courage on the 11th of August,2019.

Colours and Crest of Portland Thorns

The team’s official colours that have been announced are red, green, and black. Furthermore, the team crest features the colours of the club with thorns surrounding a stylized rose in the centre. This design was designed by the artist and Timbers Army member Brent Diskin. Furthermore, the design also includes a pair of hypocycloids, that house the letters “F” and “C” and anchor the sides of the badge, and also resemble the star that is prominent on Portland’s official city flag.

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The Portland Thorns play at the stadium located in the Goose Hollow neighbourhood of Portland, Oregon named the Providence Park. Furthermore, Providence Park was initially the third-largest stadium in the NWSL, after the Boston Breakers’ Harvard Stadium and the Houston Dash’s BBVA Compass Stadium. However, the Dash allowed only 7,000 spectators per game in 2014, and the Breakers moved to the smaller Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in 2015, which made the 21,144-capacity Providence Park the largest stadium by NWSL-specific capacity. Later, a 25,500-capacity Orlando City Stadium was built in 2017 which beat Providence Park. Also, the Orlando City Stadium is shared with the Portland Timbers and the Portland State University Vikings.

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Current Squad of Portland Thorns

  • 2 Defender            Katherine Reynolds, as well as
  • 4 Defender            Emily Menges, as well as
  • 7 Forward               Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, as well as
  • 8 Midfielder           Andressinha, as well as
  • 9 Forward               Caitlin Foord, as well as
  • 10 Midfielder           Lindsey Horan, as well as
  • 11 Midfielder           Dagny Brynjarsdottir, as well as
  • 12 Forward               Christine Sinclair, as well as
  • 15 Defender            Ellie Carpenter, as well as
  • 16 Defender            Emily Sonnett, as well as
  • 17 Forward               Tobin Heath, as well as
  • 20 Defender            Kelli Hubly, as well as
  • 21 Forward               Hayley Raso, as well as
  • 23 Midfielder           Margaret Purce, as well as
  • 24 Goalkeeper        Adrianna Franch, as well as
  • 25 Defender            Meghan Klingenberg, as well as
  • 27 Defender            Elizabeth Ball, as well as
  • 30 Midfielder           Celeste Boureille, as well as
  • 31 Goalkeeper        Bella Bixby, as well as
  • 33 Goalkeeper        Britt Eckerstrom, as well as
  • 34 Forward               Tyler Lussi, as well as
  • 35 Defender            Gabby Seiler, as well as
  • 37 Midfielder           Emily Ogle, as well as
  • 38 Forward               Simone Charley, as well as
  • 40 Forward               Marissa Everett, as well as
  • 41 Defender            Madison Pogarch, as well as
  • 43 Midfielder           Katy Byrne