July 31, 2019
Today, City Council honored the members of the Portland Thorns FC who participated in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
We welcomed the four Thorns who played for the US Women’s National Team – Adrianna Franch, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, and Emily Sonnett – to City Hall for a proclamation. They were joined by the Thorns head coach, Mark Parsons.
Nine members of the Portland Thorns played in the World Cup, representing four different countries.
Today’s proclamation honored the champion United States women’s national team who won their second consecutive, and fourth overall, World Cup title.
The Thorns are the most-watched professional women’s sports team in the world. Council and Portlanders are proud to support the Thorns and the US Women’s National Team’s ongoing claim for equal pay.
Special thanks to Adrianna, Tobin, Lindsey, and Emily for joining us today, and congratulations to all the Thorns who played in the World Cup.