• 1844 SW Morrison St.
  • Portland, OR 97205

Portland Thorns Football Club is a Portland, Ore.-based National Women's Soccer League team. Portland was named one of eight cities awarded teams with the November 21, 2012, announcement of the formation of the NWSL.

At the same time, MLS Portland Timbers' owner Merritt Paulson announced that Peregrine Sports LLC, the holding company for the Timbers, would own the Thorns as well.

The Portland Thorns FC team name and logo were unveiled December 13, 2012. Both invoke Portland's nickname of the "Rose City."

The Timbers and Thorns share some front office staff, as well as a home pitch . . .

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