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USWNT set for first-ever match vs. Switzerland

USWNT set for first-ever match vs. Switzerland

Jennifer Gordon August 20, 2014 70

CARY, N.C. — The U.S. women’s national team finds itself in unusual territory heading into the match against Switzerland. While the Americans have played a considerable number of games in the team’s 29-year history,

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Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2014 317

Alex Morgan’s 68th minute header gave Portland Thorns FC a 1-0 victory over Seattle Reign FC and with it the final playoff berth in NWSL.  The Thorns are the 3rd seed and will play at

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Players retain legal counsel in fight against artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Players retain legal counsel in fight against artificial turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf August 5, 2014 325

A group of top international soccer players has retained legal counsel in the fight to have the playing surfaces of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup changed from artificial turf to natural grass. Headlined

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Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Jennifer Gordon July 23, 2014 190

BOYDS, Md. — With both teams locked in the tight race for the final two playoff spots, Wednesday’s much-anticipated match between the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns ended 1-1 after a nearly two-hour weather

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Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 65

When Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan were allocated to Portland Thorns FC prior to the NWSL’s inaugural season, the collective feelings elsewhere around the league were two-fold: How could two of the world’s best

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PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

The Equalizer Staff July 21, 2014 3

The Portland Thorns and Boston Breakers combined for nine goals on Sunday in Portland’s 6-3 victory, setting an NWSL record. The recap and highlights can already be found here. Below are some spectacular photos

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Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

The Equalizer Staff July 20, 2014 206

Christine Sinclair’s hat trick paced a 6-3 Portland Thorns FC rout of the Boston Breakers on Sunday at Providence Park, marking the third time this season the Thorns have scored at least six goals

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Morgan’s foot just fine as Thorns seek more points

Morgan’s foot just fine as Thorns seek more points

Jeff Kassouf July 16, 2014 33

Portland Thorns FC forward Alex Morgan left Saturday’s 7-1 thrashing of FC Kansas City in the 78th minute on a stretcher, but she was walking after the game and is fine now as the

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Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Dan Lauletta July 13, 2014 213

FC Kansas City’s win streak and Nicole Barnhart’s shutout streak both crash landed in spectacular fashion Sunday night at the hands of Portland Thorns FC, who established a league record for goals and winning

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Morgan, McDonald score braces as Thorns rout Spirit

Morgan, McDonald score braces as Thorns rout Spirit

Jennifer Gordon June 21, 2014 76

Alex Morgan and second-half substitute Jessica McDonald scored braces as Portland Thorns FC’s 6-1 rout of the Washington Spirit on Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Thorns have now won two games in a

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