The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 6: KC Comes Calling As expected, Racing Louisville got squashed on June 5. Not only were they outmatched, they endured a travel nightmare to even get here. Better days are surely ahead for them, but it wasn’t this day. Roses took the honors in our game, getting the exact score and both the Horan […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 5: Racing In, Crawling Out? A proper game of football was played at the lovely Red Bull Stadium on May 30. Despite a continuous cold rain, the Thorns looked organized and dangerous while Gotham looked disciplined and tough. And Crystal Dunn scored her first (of many to come) goal! The 1-0 result was a […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 4: Thorns visit Gotham It’s starting to look like preseason has returned, at least on the Portland side of the ball. Our second-ever loss to Orlando benefited precisely one person north of the Tropic of Cancer: John Lawes. Not only did he predict the exact score, but he got one goal/assist combo and another […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 3: Thorns visit Orlando Well that was a major bummer! Not only did the Thorns get embarrassed by a clearly inferior team, our prediction game players were mostly blanked. This week saw lots of folks join the game. But unless you called a Sinclair or Rapinoe goal, you didn’t score. Don’t give up! There […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 2: Thorns host OL Reign We have our first week’s winner; Constant Weeder, with 10 points for predicting a Thorns win, clean sheet, Sinclair PK and the most popular wild suggestion of a fashion plate throwdown. Here is our table after one week: Next is OL Reign. Their reinforcements have not arrived from Europe, […]

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The Thorns Prediction Game

Matchday 1: Thorns host Chicago Red Stars A new, real(ish) season is starting and so the Thorns Prediction Game returns. First up is the Chicago Red Stars visiting Providence Park on Sunday at 4:00pm. It’s expected to be a pretty toasty day and 4:00 is peak heat, so you can expect a bit of suffering […]

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Hammered Rivets: 2019 Wrap-up

The Thorns closed out the regular season in front of a near-sellout crowd at Providence Park. The match itself was frustrating, but there were plenty of other goings-on to entertain us. Before the match started, the Orlando-Reign match was showing on the big video screen. When Marta scored the equalizer at the death, there was […]

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It’s Crunch Time!

By which I mean it’s time to crunch the numbers on NWSL attendance We’re a little past halfway into the 2019 NWSL season and the victorious USWNT players have returned from the World Cup. It’s time to take a look at how the league is faring at the turnstiles. Well folks, there’s good news and […]

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Done and Dusted

The World Cup for 2019 is over. The USA won for the fourth time. We made the long trek home from Lyon without incident. Our cat thrived at the kitty hotel. Now it’s back to normal life, but with small reminders comparing “normal life” in Portland to that in France. When you last heard from […]

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