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ROSE CITY FOR RILEY
Ex Independence coach takes over Portland Thorns
Paul Riley's next challenge will be the Portland Thorns FC.
Paul Riley's next challenge will be the Portland Thorns FC.
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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 RECENT NEWS

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.

HIS GAME OF THORNS
Paul Riley is set to succeed Cone as coach of NWSL champion Portland

For the first time in his coaching career, Paul Riley will direct a team far from the east coast. Paul Riley is about to add another stop on his coaching resume.

The veteran women's coach is expected to be named coach of the Portland Thorns this week, perhaps as early as today, according to sources within the Women's Professional Soccer League.

LANDING IN PORTLAND?
Paul Riley could be named Thorns coach

Paul Riley could be pulling the strings of the Portland Thorns FC sooner than later. After falling short in his recent attempt to secure the English women's national coaching job, Long Island Fury coach Paul Riley appears to be headed for the Pacific Northwest.

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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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