Franch Weber

On the Pitch | Adrianna Franch and Mallory Weber talk inspirations and sports heroes

Every player has a different experience throughout their career, and a different reason they enjoy playing soccer. We sat town with members of the Portland Thorns FC to learn who and what has shaped their history with the game.


Adrianna Franch

Mallory Weber

What do you love most about soccer?

The fact it’s not a high scoring sport and you really have to appreciate the buildup and cherish each goal

The competitiveness, teammates and everyone’s passion for the game

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?

Michael Jordan and Briana Scurry

Mia Hamm

What’s your go-to pregame music you like to listen to?

Lil Jon, R. Kelly and Mario Radio on Pandora to dance a little then I slow it down to Tank Radio to calm the mind


Who inspires you?

People around me who treat others with so much kindness and respect while having this drive to better themselves every day.

My mom

What was the first position you played?

Forward / Goalkeeper