Portland Thorns FC Schedule
The Portland Thorns are one of the top teams in the National Women's Soccer League
and as such are a huge draw whenever they play their home games at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. In fact, the Portland
Thorns FC won the first ever NWSL championship during the league's inaugural season in 2013. 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. The dedication of Thorns fans shows how popular soccer has become in the United States, however
the beautiful game still has a long way to go in the US to catch up with the popularity it has achieved in the rest of the
world although those in the country who follow it are among the most dedicated and passionate fans in all of sports and nowhere
is this more true than in Portland.
The Portland Thorns will begin the defense of their championship at home on April
26th when Kansas City FC come to Providence Park looking to knock off the defending champs. The 2014 season will be full of
tough games as every team in the NWSL will be looking to prove their mettle 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 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. Take a look at the Thorns' schedule here in StubHub and pick out a game
you can attend and get tickets today.
Portland Thorns FC National Women's Soccer League
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 which was 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 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 20145 season. The games are typically broadcast
on YouTube or on the teams' websites with the Boston Breakers being the only team to have charged to watch games online during
the 2013 season.
About the Team
The Portland Thorns have set attendance records for professional women's
soccer repeatedly both at home and on the road. Soccer lovers want to see the Portland Thorns FC when they take the pitch
even if they are rooting against the squad. This can be of little surprise to anyone with any knowledge of women's soccer
as the Thorns have superstar striker Alex Morgan on their roster. In recent years, Alex Morgan has emerged as one of the true
superstars on the U.S. Women's National Team and is one of the most widely recognizable women's soccer players in the world.
Of course, she would not be so popular if she were not incredibly talented, and soccer aficionados regularly jump at the chance
to see Morgan in action. The Thorns won the first ever NWSL championship in 2013 and will be looking to make their way back
to the title game in 2014 and establish themselves as a true dynasty in the league.
are few events as exciting as seeing one top notch soccer team compete at home against another. The players in the NWSL have
grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there as much to advance the popularity of the sport in the United States
as to earn a win for their side and showcase their immense skills. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and gives
birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans. 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, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind
blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." You
will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering
for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to
attend a Portland Thorns FC game and will find yourself an NWSL and soccer fan for life.
played in the inaugural NWSL game in which they tied the Kansas City FC 1-1.