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Notebook: Preseason schedules rolling in; Courage sign Haran
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Thorns FC set to host fourth-annual Spring Invitational. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
Thorns FC set to host fourth-annual Spring Invitational. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

On Monday, Portland Thorns FC announced the details for their fourth-annual Spring Invitational. The tournament will be presented by Tillamook and will run from March 24-30 at the University of Portland. It will feature four teams: the Thorns, the Chicago Red Stars, Reign FC and the U.S. Under-23 women’s national team.

2019 Thorns Spring Invitational Schedule

Sunday, March 24 at University of Portland (Merlo Field)
Reign FC vs. U.S. U-23 women’s national team at 11:30 a.m. PT
Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 27 at University of Portland (Merlo Field)
Chicago Red Stars vs. Reign FC at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Thorns FC vs. U.S. U-23 women’s national team at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Saturday, March 30 at University of Portland (Merlo Field)
Chicago Red Stars vs. U.S. U-23 women’s national team at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Thorns FC vs. Reign FC at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) 

In other NWSL preseason news, the Red Stars and Reign FC announced their preseason schedules ahead of the 2019 NWSL regular season.

The Red Stars will play four matches throughout preseason, including their three games at the Thorns Spring Invitational and one against the University of Missouri for a closed-door scrimmage on Saturday, March 9.


Reign FC will begin their 2019 campaign with a training session on March 4. Reign FC will then travel to play the UCLA Bruins on March 16 before heading to Portland for the Thorns Spring Invitational on March 24. Reign FC will close out their preseason schedule against the University of Washington on April 5.


The North Carolina Courage announced on Monday that they have acquired Wake Forest University defender, Ally Haran.

“Ally has a fantastic opportunity to stake her claim to a starting job,” Courage head coach Paul Riley said in the team’s press release.

“She has the athleticism, mindset and ability on the ball to fit right in with our environment. At the end of the day, players must love the process of doing their best every day, all of the time. She will be coming into a nurturing, curious environment and it’s our job to get the best out of her. She has many great tools and in a World Cup year she has a brilliant chance to elevate her game and be a key impact member of our squad.”

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