Portland Thorns FC Tickets
League: National Women’s Soccer League
Location: Portland, Ore.
Venue: Providence Park
Notable Players: Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath, Allie Long, Lindsey Horan, Emily Sonnett, Adrianna Franch and Nadia Nadim
Portland Thorns FC TicketsThe Portland Thorns FC joined the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013 as one of the eight original members. Thanks to its prolific partnership with fellow hometown soccer club the Portland Timbers, both clubs belong to the same ownership group, the Thorns quickly became one of the top teams in the nascent league. It won the inaugural championship over the New York Flash by a score of 2-0, thanks to goals by Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair. It then proceeded to capture the NWSL Shield in 2016 with the best record in the league. Portland returned to the peak of American women’s soccer in 2017 with a 1-0 win over the North Carolina Courage. Midfielder Lindsey Horan was named the MVP after scoring the lone goal in the 50th minute. Christine Sinclair, who joined the club in the inaugural 2013 season, is Portland’s all-time leading scorer with 49 goals. If you want to catch some of the best women’s soccer in the world, then you should purchase Portland Thorns FC tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
What is the Portland Thorns FC schedule this season?The NWSL regular season starts in March or April and concludes around October every season. This is followed by a two-round playoff featuring the top four clubs. During the regular season, Portland will play three or four games against all the other clubs in the league: the North Carolina Courage, the Chicago Red Stars, Reign FC, the Washington Spirit, the Utah Royals FC, the Houston Dash, Sky Blue FC and the Orlando Pride. A more detailed schedule will be announced closer to the start of the season.
How did the Portland Thorns FC finish last season?Portland finished the 2019 season in third place with 40 points and a record of 11 wins, six losses and seven draws. In the playoffs, Portland lost to the Chicago Red Stars by a close score of 1-0. Samantha Kerr scored the lone goal in the eighth minute of play in what proved to be the decisive edge.
Who is the Portland Thorns FC's biggest rival?The Portland Thorns FC games against Reign FC have developed into a natural rivalry due to their history and geographical proximity. As the largest cities of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and Portland have built an intense rivalry across multiple sports, including women’s soccer. Portland has also fostered a rivalry with the North Carolina Courage. As some of the top teams in league history, they have met in the playoffs several times, including the 2017 championship game.
Who is the Portland Thorns FC's head coach?Mark Parsons became head coach of the Portland Thorns on October 5, 2015, and guided the club to its second championship. He was previously the head coach of the Washington Spirit between 2013 and 2015 and helped build up the developmental program. He also led the Spirit Reserves to a third-place finish at the National Championships in 2013. Before he was a part of American soccer, Parsons worked with the girls and boys academy of Chelsea FC between 2004 and 2010. He won the League Cup, the County Cup and the League Title with the Chelsea Lady Reserves.
What is the capacity of the Portland Thorns FC's venue?Providence Park, which originally opened in 1926, has a seating capacity of around 25,000 spectators. The Thorns shares the arena with the Portland Timbers during the soccer season. Backed by the club’s supporters group, the Rose City Riveters, the club is one of the most popular women’s soccer clubs in the world. It averaged nearly 21,000 visitors per game in the 2019 season.
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