Thorns FC: In the Dead Time

Back when I was a broth of a boy – in the Eighties, for those of you who can’t imagine such a thing – I whiled away the time at soldiering. Or, at least, what we imagined was soldiering; the notion that you could spend a career commuting between CONUS and various unpaved portions of […]

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Thorns FC: Wild Card

In the old movie this is where the editor runs into the newsroom shouting “STOP THE PRESSES!!!” To me this is intriguing on a number of levels: First, because without Macario I don’t see the #1 pick on this draft being worth all that much. Certainly not worth a subsidized player. Certainly not worth a […]

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It’s Crunch Time!

By which I mean it’s time to crunch the numbers on NWSL attendance We’re a little past halfway into the 2019 NWSL season and the victorious USWNT players have returned from the World Cup. It’s time to take a look at how the league is faring at the turnstiles. Well folks, there’s good news and […]

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Done and Dusted

The World Cup for 2019 is over. The USA won for the fourth time. We made the long trek home from Lyon without incident. Our cat thrived at the kitty hotel. Now it’s back to normal life, but with small reminders comparing “normal life” in Portland to that in France. When you last heard from […]

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Riveting in France: Opening match

The opening match of the 2019 Women’s World Cup was tonight in Paris. France faced South Korea in what turned out to be an entirely one-sided affair. For example, France had 10 corners, 16 shots and 3 goals in the first half – Korean got one corner and nothing else. Former Thorn Amandine Henry assisted […]

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Home at Last!

The Thorns finally had a home game, and it was quite the day. The 3-0 win kicked off the introduction of the “Nat-free Thorns” to the home faithful in high style. But the fun started before the first whistle. Hammered Rivets The stadium update is pretty impressive. Aside from the obvious new stand, there were […]

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