Thorns FC

PHOTOS | Vibing at Coachella – Thorns FC in 2024 preseason mode in Indio, Cali.

Portland and San Diego face-off in the Coachella Valley Invitational on Saturday at 11am.

With their 12th NWSL season looming on the horizon, the Portland Thorns are hard at work under the Coachella sun in Indio, California as part of their 2024 preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky.


As the three-time NWSL champions arrived to the Coachella Valley Invitational training ground, they were greeted by incredible views and pristine training conditions.


Defender Janine Beckie completes a drill during the Coachella Valley Invitational training session.


Defender Meaghan Nally controls the ball during a drill. Nicole Payne, recently arrived from Paris Saint-Germain of the French Division 1 Féminin on loan, looks on. Payne joined the squad in Indio for preseason.


Above: Defender Kelli Hubly and club legend Cristine Sinclair lead the way in training.

Below: Sophomore forward Izzy D'Aquila sets the example for rookie Katie Duong as they put in the reps under the SoCal heat.


Forward Morgan Weaver with the long throw. The reigning Supporter's Player of the Year enters her fifth season with the Rose City.


Above: Can't forget the squad pic!

Below: Head coach Mike Norris and defender Meghan Klingenberg bring the team together for a huddle.


When you work hard, you play hard, and you save some time for fun. A selfie to cap the day in the Coachella Valley.