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Thorns FC Loan Forward Hayley Raso, Midfielder Celeste Boureille To Australian Club Canberra United

October 20, 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC today announced that the club has loaned forward Hayley Raso and midfielder Celeste Boureille to Canberra United of the Westfield W-League. Raso, 22, appeared in 20 games (6 starts) and recorded two assists in her first season with Thorns FC. The Australian international joins Canberra United after previously beginning her professional career with Canberra United from 2011-13, where she made 17 appearances and helped the club win the W-League Championship and the W-League Premiership du... Full Story

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Thorns FC Exercise 2017 Contract Options on 10 Players

October 19, 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC today announced that the club has exercised the 2017 contract options on 10 players. The players whose options were exercised for the 2017 season are: goalkeeper Adrianna Franch; defenders Meg Morris and Katherine Reynolds; midfielders Celeste Boureille, Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Amandine Henry and Kendall Johnson; and forwards Nadia Nadim, Hayley Raso, and Mallory Weber. Canada forward Christine Sinclair and USA midfielders Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Allie Long and defenders Meghan Kli... Full Story

Thorns FC Defender Kat Williamson Announces Retirement

October 17, 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC defender Kat Williamson today announced her retirement as a professional soccer player. Williamson retires after playing four professional seasons, including three with Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). "Playing for this organization for three years, I just feel so fortunate and blessed. Merritt Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson truly care about us as players, not only on the field, but off the field as well," Williamson said. "I couldn't have asked for a better experien... Full Story

Thorns FC Midfielders Tobin Heath, Allie Long, Defender Emily Menges Named to 2016 NWSL Best XI

October 7, 2016 - PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC midfielders Tobin Heath and Allie Long and defender Emily Menges earned National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Best XI honors for the 2016 season, it was announced today. Heath, 28, was named to her first NWSL Best XI after recording a goal and setting a new league record for assists (10) in 14 matches (13 starts) during the 2016 regular season. Heath was instrumental in all offensive aspects for the club, as she led the team in assists, shots on goal (18) and corner kicks taken (61). Th... Full Story

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