Ricketts on the crowd: "They braved the rain...that goal at the end was just reward for them"
In Part 2, Paul Riley breaks down his tactical philosophies for the Thorns moving forward
Paul Riley talks about coming to the Thorns, coaching, and love of the color red
Fernández on coming to MLS, Valeri's "assist", and origin of La Gata nickname
ESPN soccer analyst Monica Gonzalez says Thorns have set the bar high for women's soccer
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Porter: "We’re not going away. This is just the beginning. We’ll be back"
Porter on his team: "They’re mentally tough and they’ve got great character"
Danso: “We want to go all the way"
Jewsbury: "We wanted to start on the right foot and it was nice to get the goal early"
Timbers set MLS record with four players with 9 or more goals
Guardian writer Graham Parker talks about Porter's thoughts on the season & road ahead
Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts set a new career-high with his 12th shutout of the season
Will Johnson on Ricketts: "He is top level this year; this is the best I’ve ever seen him play"
Valeri: "I just like to read. To read is good, because you can make a difference by thinking,"
Local youths get chance to interview Timbers players through Somos Timbers program
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