Oregon Lawmakers Honor Portland Thorns in Senate and House Resolutions

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a
resolution introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to congratulate
the Portland Thorns for winning the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League
championship. A similar resolution has been introduced in the House by U.S.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici.

The Thorns’ 2-0 victory on Oct. 29 in the NWSL championship
game over Kansas City made the Portland franchise the first in league history
to win three titles.

“The Thorns once
again proved themselves the flagship franchise for women’s soccer in the United
States with yet another championship to add to their trophy case,” Wyden
said. “Whether it was at the title
celebration in Portland’s Providence Park or watching the championship game on
TV at the Sports Bra on the east side of town, I witnessed the deep support the
fans have for this team and how that helps makes our city the epicenter for
women’s sports in our country.”

“The Thorns made
history this year by winning their third championship—what an amazing
achievement!” said Merkley. “Watching
the team win was a proud moment for every Portland soccer fan across Oregon and
the globe.”

“With their third
championship in ten years, the Thorns are undoubtably the greatest sports
franchise in Portland’s history,” Blumenauer said. “Legends like Christine Sinclair, Meghan
Klingenberg, and the rest of the team are great ambassadors of the game and
make me proud to represent Soccer City, USA.”

“The Thorns’ triumph
is an inspiration to us all,” Bonamici said. “Winning a third NWSL Championship title — the most in league history —
is a remarkable achievement, and I look forward to continuing to support these
exceptional women on the field and off. Portland is fortunate to call the
Thorns our home team!”

The entire resolution is here.