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PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENCE

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.
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PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENCE RECENT NEWS

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.

HANGING THEM UP
Former Independence midfielder Lori Lindsey retires

Former Independence midfielder Lori Lindsey is retiring Former Philadelphia Independence and current Washington Spirit midfield Lori Lindsey has decided retire. The 34-yr old made her announcement in an open letter to fans the Spirit website.

STAYING PUT
Riley on Thorns: I probably have the No. 1 women's club job in the world

Paul Riley isn't going anywhere.

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

Former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Verónica Boquete will rejoin coach Paul Riley with the Portland Thorns. 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's next challenge will be the Portland Thorns FC.
 It's official.

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.

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Philadelphia Independence
Stadium: Quick Stadium at Widener University
Colors: Union Yellow, Steel Grey, Light Blue
CEO/President: David Halstead
General Manager: Louise Waxler
Head Coach: Paul Riley
League:Women's Professional Soccer
Team Founded: 2010
 
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