Thorns Coach Quits

Cindy Parlow Cone cites family as reason for decision

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The Trail Blazers’ impressive early-season toughness and the Timbers’ deep run in the playoffs may have Portland dreaming of titles—but it only took the Portland Thorns FC one season to win as many championships as the two marquee men’s franchises have in their entire history put together. As Thorns writer Jonanna Widner pointed out in October, "you can't argue with hardware."Which makes it ...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Portland Timbers and Thorns Say They Support Gay Marriage Initiative

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The Portland Timbers and Thorns are joining the fight to legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.The announcement today by the soccer teams' owner Merritt Paulson marks the first major U.S. professional sports teams to endorse a same sex marriage ballot campaign, according to a release by Oregon United for Marriage, which is gathering signatures to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to overturn ...   More
 
Friday, October 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Rip City vs. No Pity: Hey, What About the… Thorns?


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Last November, we learned of the creation and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a regular-season holdin   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JONANNA WIDNER

Best of Portland 2013: Best Fun and Games


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BEST PITCHING COACH In most professions, Doug Drabek wouldn’t be a retiree. The former major leaguer and current pitching coach for the Hillsboro Hops (hillsborohops.com) certainly doesn’t look   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Portland’s pro women’s soccer team strives to reach the playoffs in its first season.


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It’s taken a few years, but Portland is finally back to living up to its nickname as Soccer City USA. In fact, it’s become the hottest place for soccer in the nation. A lot of the heat is    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 GEOFF GIBSON

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