Soccer Made in Portland podcast: Thorns post-mortem, Phil Neville’s introductory presser

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Portland Thorns defender Natalia Kuikka (#14) deflects a pass with a header during a semifinal match of the NWSL playoffs against NJ/NY Gotham FC at Providence Park on Sunday, Nov. 5 2023. Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

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The Portland Thorns will not play for the NWSL championship in 2023 following a 1-0 loss to Gotham FC in the NWSL semis. After an up and down season, they face an uncertain offseason with the team’s sale looming and plenty of crucial roster moves to be made.

On this week’s episode of Soccer Made in Portland, Chris and Ryan look ahead to a pivotal next few months for the Thorns with the expansion draft, free agency, and potential contract extensions on the docket. Before that, though, reaction to Phil Neville’s introductory press conference as coach of the Timbers.

Here’s the full episode:

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