New York Times on Thorns FC: "A blueprint for women’s sports success"

"In nearly every way, from on-field success to fan support to profitability, the Thorns are a model of sports franchise success. Even if they do not add a second league title on Saturday, there is an argument to be made that the Thorns are the most successful professional women’s sports team in the world."

So writes Caitlin Murray in a new feature story in the New York Times. With interviews with Thorns FC owner Merritt Paulson, president of soccer/GM Gavin Wilkinson, Sunil Gulati of U.S. Soccer, players Christine Sinclair and Tobin Heath, the piece takes a look at some of the reasons for the success of Thorns FC and how that process could expand across the U.S. soccer landscape.

Read the whole thing here.