Caitlin Foord

Sydney FC

Thorns Down Under: And Then There Were Two

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An emotional weekend of soccer for the Thorns observer. The semifinals had almost everything: top quality goals, a red card, comedy defending, and heartbreaking injury.

Sydney FC 3, Newcastle Jets 2 (a.e.t.)

Just like their last meeting with Newcastle, Sydney rushed out to a quick lead and looked unbeatable.

Thorns Down Under: Just Another Normal Week

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The second-to-last week of the regular season in the W-League was a perfect summation of how wild a league it is: 22 goals were scored across four games, every single home team lost, and Sam Kerr scored two goals, but her team lost anyway (though that particular stat might be familiar to NWSL fans).

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Around The Forest: Atlanta United and Independiente reach deal for Ezequiel Barco

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Also: Thorns acquire Caitlin Foord, NWSL to stream college draft, Timothy Tillman joins US U20, Josh Sargent joins Werder Bremen and more!


Learn more about new Thorns FC forward Caitlin Foord | Portland Timbers
On Friday, Thorns FC acquired one of the most exciting Australian players in forward Caitlin Foord.

NWSL TV deal, Dydasco re-signs with Spirit, and more: WoSo Week in Review

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There's plenty of news in the NWSL to discuss, plus some noteworthy moves for international players

The world of women's soccer has been busy of late. Major news is coming for the NWSL, and that's after the minimum salary was raised. Meanwhile, the Washington Spirit re-signed Caprice Dydasco, the North Carolina Courage locked in a coach, the Portland Thorns will be missing a big name until mid-summer, and Australian national team regular Caitlin Foord announced where she'd be playing in 2017.

USA vs Australia preview: US faces plenty of questions marks ahead of crucial game

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Many have been waiting to see the US Women's National Team open their tournament to find out if they'll be able to put together a complete 90 minutes. Australia provides the perfect test for U.S. in itsfirst game.

Both teams and players are very familiar with one another — both internationally and in NWSL, but it's the American team that holds the records.