Chicago Red Stars / National Women's Soccer League / Portland Thorns FC

Thorns capitalize on defensive miscommunication by Red Stars

After dominating the first 35 minutes of the match, a costly miscommunication between Chicago’s Abby Erceg and Karina LeBlanc turned the match, propelling Portland to a 2-1 victory over the Red Stars. The match, which was the first televised on Fox Sports 1 this season, changed course after the collision between the Red Stars’ internationals. The play … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League / Portland Thorns FC / Women's World Cup

Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer sees international career come to a close

As the 2015 Women’s World Cup came to an end with confetti raining down on the United States,  German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer’s international career ended a day earlier with an extra time loss to England in the third place match. It was the ending that she and her teammates didn’t want, but it wasn’t the … Continue reading

Women's World Cup

English heartbreak sets up World Cup Final rematch

With extra time looking inevitable between defending World Cup champion Japan and England, a heartbreaking play left Commonwealth Stadium in silence. With barely 90 seconds remaining until referee Anna-Maria Keighley blew her whistle to signal extra time, English defender Laura Bassett found herself in a defender’s worst nightmare. Japan regained possession and looked for a final … Continue reading