Numerous Thorns FC players were called up for international duty this week. Midfielders Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan, defender Becky Sauerbrunn and forward Sophia Smith were all called up by the U.S. Women's National Team for two friendlies against Paraguay in September.
The USWNT begins its training camp on September 14 in Cleveland to prepare for its first matches since the Tokyo Olympics.
The USA will take on Paraguay on Thursday, Sept. 16 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (4:30pm PT, ESPN2) and then again on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at TQL Stadium (4:30pm PT, FS1 & TUDN).
Also on the Portland roster, Thorns FC midfielder Natalia Kuikka was called up by Finland for a 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sept. 21 at Veritas Stadion in Turku, Finland (8:15am PT).
Thorns midfielder Rocky Rodríguez was called up to the Costa Rica women's national team for two friendlies against Panama at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose on Sept. 18 (4pm PT) and Sept 21 (6pm PT).