Why Portland is the Best City for Women’s Soccer in the World-a reflection on what it meant to play for Thorns FC as a Rose City native

I shuffle through the post-game signature line, scribbling on scarves, jerseys, and pamphlets  when a red rose face-painted girl asks me what it’s like to play in front of a sold-out stadium at Providence Park. “Can you hear us!?” Do you get nervous?” her eyes beam.   ___________________________________________________________________ When I was her age, I stood […]