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5dJeff Carlisle

Paulson announces sale of NWSL's Thorns

Portland Thorns and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson announced his intention to sell the NWSL club on Thursday, but not the MLS one.

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5dJeff Carlisle

Sources: Bid to be submitted for NWSL's Thorns

An investor group is set to submit a formal offer to Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson in a bid to acquire a majority stake in the NWSL team.

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Former USWNT goalkeeper Harris retires

Former United States goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris announced her retirement from professional football on Monday.

Megan Rapinoe's goal not enough as USWNT loses to Germany (1:02)
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USWNT's Carson Pickett discusses showing limb difference on social media (2:26)
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31dAssociated Press

U.S. abuse scandal: Boxx heads safety task force

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shannon Boxx has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Soccer Federation's participant safety task force.

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35dAssociated Press

Abuse in U.S. soccer: Shim to head task force

Mana Shim will chair the U.S. Soccer Federation's taskforce to prevent the abuse and harassment of women that was found to be systemic in the sport.

Thorns defeat Current to claim NWSL Championship (1:53)
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Why Gomez is backing the Thorns in the NWSL championship final (1:11)
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40dReuters

Thorns' Smith named youngest ever NWSL MVP

Portland Thorns and USWNT striker Sophia Smith was named the National Women's Soccer League's (NWSL) most valuable player on Thursday.

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40dJeff Carlisle

Thorns owner Paulson won't attend NWSL final

Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson will not attend Saturday's NWSL Championship between the Thorns and the Kansas City Current.

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USWNT's Morgan, Pugh make NWSL Best XI

San Diego Wave star Alex Morgan and fellow U.S. Women's National Team compatriot Sofia Huerta of OL Reign were named to the NWSL Best XI first team.

Explaining the remarkable turnaround of Kansas City Current (1:32)
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