Jamie Goldberg is a sports reporter at The Oregonian. She has covered the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns since 2013. Her work has been published in The Oregonian, SI.com, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe and The Pomona College Magazine, among others.
The Portland Thorns drew 16,479 fans to their first home game on April 21, 2013, setting a new standard for women’s club soccer in the United States. Since then, the Thorns have developed into the best fan-supported women’s soccer club in the world and one of the most successful clubs …