BACK IN THE POST SEASON Riley leads Thorns into playoffs
Former Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley has another team headed to the post season. The Portland Thorns clinched a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign, only the second loss suffered by Seattle all season. Complete story
The Portland Thorns FC coach has been mentioned in some circles as a possible successor for the fired Tom Sermanni as U.S. women's national coach, but he said that he has more than enough on his plate with the defending National Women's Soccer League champions. NORTHWEST REUNION Thorns sign former MVP Veronica Boquete
PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Riley is bringing his former Most Valuable Player to the Portland Thorns. The National Women’s Soccer League team has signed former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Verónica Boquete.
Boquete is the second former Cheesesteak to join Riley in Portland, following midfielder Sinead Farrely. ENGLAND CALLS Ex Independence Sanderson back with National team
Former Philadelphia Independence forward Lianne Sanderson has been called up to the England Women’s National Team for a camp in La Manga Spain by new head coach Mark Sampson. ROSE CITY FOR RILEY Ex Independence coach takes over Portland Thorns
Paul Riley is the new coach of the Portland Thorns FC.
Riley, who coached the Long Island Fury of the Women's Premier Soccer League last summer, directed the Philadelphia Independence to a consecutive Women's Professional Soccer finals.