Dear Thorns Fans:
At first, before the Portland Thorns, supporting women’s soccer meant attending every University of Portland women’s soccer game. Sitting next to the student section, wearing purple to every game, with a large bag of kettle corn in hand and watching the beautiful game as it should be played, was all I needed.
It was not until years after, the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league opened as a great opportunity for women from all over the world to play professionally.
However, it was when I attended a WPS match, FC Gold Pride vs. Los Angeles Sol, where I became confused.