TIMELINE | All the moves from Portland Thorns FC's 2020-21 offseason ... so far

For Portland Thorns FC, the work to claim the team's next title continues, leading to another offseason of moves.

Since Fall Series ended, there have already been a number of significant arrivals and departures, and for some fans, it may difficult to keep up. If you're in that boat, don't worry: ThornsFC.com is here to help.

Throughout the offseason, we will be updating this page with every move that matters to the Thorns' 2021 squad. Trades, signings, draft picks, extensions — each one will be added here, put in chronological order (from newest to oldest), with links to all the content provided by ThornsFC.com. By the time players return for preseason, you should be able to track every change made since Fall Series finished in October.

For now, here is what you need to know about the Portland Thorns offseason:

(NOTE: This page was last updated on February 11, 2021.)

Date Move(s)

January 28, 2021

Thorns extend four, sign new goalkeeper

  • Bixby, Lussi, Pogarch, Salem sign new deals for 2021.
  • Goalkeeper Shelby Hogan signed.

LINKS: Announcement

January 28, 2021

Charley inks new deal

““She is a player that has continued to develop during her time in Portland and has shown her value in this league ..."

  • Forward signs new two-year deal.
  • Two goals, three assists over her two years (21 appearances) with Portland.
  • Scored first NWSL goal at 2020's Challenge Cup.

LINKS: Announcement

January 28, 2021

Menges signs new contract

““Emily continues to evolve as a center back, exhibiting consistent quality in possession and a commitment to shutting down every team we play ..."

  • Defender signs new three-year deal.
  • 117 career appearances ranks second in Thorns' history.
  • Voted to all-league teams in 2016 (first team), 2017 and 2018 (second).

LINKS: Announcement

January 19, 2021

Eckerstrom announces retirement

““What an incredible experience it has been to play for this city and our amazing fans. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out onto the field at Providence Park on game day"

  • Goalkeeper retires after four years with Thorns.
  • Seven shutouts in 26 appearances with Portland.
  • 2017 NWSL champion with Portland; 2015 NCAA champion with Penn State.

January 13, 2021

Thorns select four in 2021 NWSL Draft

  • SIXTH OVERALL: Yazmeen Ryan, M, Texas Christian
  • 12TH OVERALL: Sam Coffey, M, Penn State
  • 22ND OVERALL: Amirah Ali, F, Rutgers
  • 37TH OVERALL: Hannah Betfort, D, Wake Forest

LINKS: Every moment | 1v1: Ryan | 1v1: Coffey

December 16, 2020

Thorns acquire picks for Seiler, Ogle

  • Midfielder sent to Dash for seventh, 37th's picks in 2021 Draft.
  • Thorns up to five picks in January draft.

November 12, 2020

Thorns lose rights to Heath in expansion

“Tobin has been key to the identity and success of the Thorns …"

  • Club original selected by Racing Louisville.
  • U.S. international under contract with Manchester United.
  • Leaves Portland with two rings and 12 goals, 24 assists in 70 regular-season appearances.

LINKS: Announcement | "Indelible mark" | Greatest hits

October 30, 2020

Reynolds announces her retirement

“As a person, she made everyone around her better …"

  • 77 career matches with Portland.
  • Part of 2017 title team.
  • Career began in 2010 with WPS's Philadelphia Independence.
  • 129 total matches across an eight-year NWSL career.

LINKS: Announcement | In Her Words


Thorns pick up six players' options

  • Boureille, Eckerstrom, Everett, Hubly, Klingenberg, Westphal have options 2021 exercised.
  • Bixby, Carley, Lussi, Menges, Ogle, Pogarch, Salem, Seiler extended new offers.
  • Smithers becomes Discovery eligible.

October 28, 2020

Thorns sign Natalia Kuikka

“Natalia is a modern, ball-playing defender with a great range of passing ... a no-nonsense defender who loves to defend …"

  • 52 international appearances for Finland.
  • 2017, 2020 Finnish Player of the Year.
  • Six goals in 45 matches with Göteborg in Sweden.

LINKS: Announcement | The Fit

October 22, 2020

Thorns acquire Crystal Dunn

“Crystal has proven herself on the international level and been a dominant player in the NWSL for many years"

  • Thorns trade 2021 international spot, 2022 first-round pick, total of $200,000 (with potential for more) in allocation.
  • 32 goals, 20 assists in 89 regular-season NWSL games.
  • First overall pick in 2014 Draft; 2015 NWSL MVP.

LINKS: Announcement | Highlights | Why now