The Utah Royals came into Providence Park for the first time in their inaugural NWSL season, falling to the Portland Thorns 2-0 in a somewhat chippy game.
The Orlando Pride came to town, taking all the points as defensive gaffs, inconsistent officiating, and more brought down the Portland Thorns.
The Seattle Reign came into Providence Park for the first NW Derby of this young NWSL season with the Portland Thorns, and took all three points in a thriller.
The NWSL schedule is out and I look at a few must-see games for the Thorns. I also delve into the lineup changes for the team this season.
Columbia Sportswear is realizing downtown Portland isn't this Utopia it's perceived to be and my response is the same as John McClane's in Diehard.
The Thorns secured a big three points at home on August 5th against the Houston Dash behind a stellar Tyler Lussi performance and some gelling up front.
Last week it was the top team in the NWSL, and this past Saturday it was the bottom team, but the results remained the same.
The Paymaster Lounge (formerly Moonshine) in NW Portland is unassuming from the outside, but the word might be out now.
Hayley Raso's lone marker was all the Portland Thorns needed as they topple the NWSL's best North Carolina Courage at Providence Park.
Marathon Taverna is an old favorite of mine and while their burger might not be organic with a gluten free bun, it doesn't pretend to be.