Portland Thorns FC Schedule
The Portland Thorns are one of the top teams in the National Women's Soccer League
from one year to the next, which is why they remain one of the very top draws on the sports scene around Portland. In fact,
the Portland Thorns FC won the first ever NWSL championship during the league's inaugural season in 2013, cementing them as
a staple of the league and helping to bring soccer to another level in Portland. As a result of their success, it did not
take long for soccer loving Portland residents to jump on the Thorns' bandwagon and Providence Park is bursting at the seams
on home games, but you're not really going to figure that out sitting at home.
The 2014 season will be full of tough
games as every team in the NWSL will be looking to prove their worth against the best team in the league and show that they
are true contenders for a title by scoring a win against the Thorns. Other teams that will be coming to town to play the Portland
Thorns FC during the season include the Seattle Reign, the Western New York Flash, the Washington Spirit, Sky Blue FC, the
Chicago Red Stars, the Boston Breakers, and the Houston Dash. With great options throughout the year, there has never been
a better time to join in the excitement.
Portland Thorns FC Team Info
The National Women's Soccer League
is the premiere women's soccer league in the United States which played its inaugural season in 2013. It consists of nine
teams, four of which were part of Women's Professional Soccer, the top women's soccer league in the United States before it
disbanded in 2012. The nine teams are the Boston Breakers, the Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle
Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, the Houston Dash the Washington Spirit, and the Western New York Flash. The league began with eight
teams and the Houston Dash joined as an expansion team for the start of the 2014 season. With this league filling up major
stadiums around the country, soccer is clearly on the rise in the U.S., and teams like the Portland Thorns are leading the
Soccer has been embraced all over the world as the perfect spectator sport, as
fans of all ages and interest levels come together to cheer for a common cause on game day. To the uninitiated, soccer is
a fairly easy sport to learn and cheer for, though for those who have played and/or delved a little bit deeper, it's also
a game filled with all types of different strategies and nuances. Put it together and you end up with a great spectator sport
that has been captivating fans all over the world for generations for a reason, and it definitely isn't because there is lacking
in excitement from one highly anticipated matchup to the next.
Portland Thorns FC History
Soccer is the
most popular sport in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans, but this is a team that you have to
see first-hand to truly appreciate. One step into Providence Park when the Portland Thorns FC is playing and you will understand
what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, incredible footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind-blowing saves by
goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." The Thorns brought down the very
first league championship in 2013, and they'll be looking to continually add to their trophy case as this league gains some
serious momentum along with the rising tide of soccer in the U.S.
Portland Thorns FC Trivia
Did you know
that the regular season home finale for the Thorns in 2013 was one of the most heavily attended women's soccer games in the
history of the U.S.?
Bringing in more than 17,000 for the regular season finale to wrap up the 2013 schedule, this was
a game that showed the full capacity of women's professional soccer, as it had an electrified buzz to the crowd and helped
set the stage for a Thorns' championship run.
Portland Thorns FC Fans
Though it's obviously the talent
that gets fans into the door, another major part of the atmosphere is the fans, as being there at Providence Park cheering
on your Thorns alongside thousands of other passionate fans bring the whole experience to a completely different level. Portland
is smack in the middle of a part of the country that is way ahead of the curve when it comes to soccer, and you'll see that
soccer around these parts is as good as it gets when it comes to major spectator sports. For each and every home game featuring
the Thorns at Providence Park (formerly Jeld-Wen Field), you can count on there being an amazing atmosphere that will have
you checking your calendar to see when you can come back to do it all over again.