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Tag: Portland Thorns FC

No. 8 Thorns take down undefeated Courage in Challenge Cup quarterfinal

Coming into the NWSL Challenge Cup, the North Carolina Courage were the favourites to win the tournament. The 2019 champions remained undefeated throughout the entire preliminary round, even scoring the most goals (seven) of any team. But the Courage’s promising road came to an unexpectedly short end in the first quarterfinal match when NWSL rookie […]

The Courage seal last-minute win in Game One of the Challenge Cup

The Portland Thorns FC and North Carolina Courage officially kicked off the NWSL Challenge Cup at the Zion Bank Stadium in Utah on Saturday.   It was clear, at the start of the league’s first nationally broadcasted game, that the players were focused on more than just the match at hand. During the playing of the […]

NWSL Challenge Cup preview: Thorns face defending champions in tournament kickoff

In less than a week a professional sport will finally return to action for the first time since the beginning of April. The NWSL’s Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, with the Portland Thorns FC taking on defending champions North Carolina Courage to kick off the tournament. With a total of nine teams and 25 games, […]