The game changers

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Articles - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

Danielle Foxhoven

Soccer Player, Portland Thorns

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Under head coach Cindy Parlow Cone (right), Danielle Foxhoven and other members of the Portland Thorns will kick off a new era of women's professional soccer in Portland.
// Photo by Joseph Eastburn

Danielle Foxhoven was supposed to go to Philadelphia in 2012. She ended up in Russia instead. A graduate of the University of Portland, where she was one of the highest-scoring women’s soccer players in the school’s history, Foxhoven had been signed to play for the Women’s Professional Soccer league’s Philadelphia Independence. But the league folded a few weeks before the season began, so Foxhoven jumped at an opportunity to play in Russia for six months.

Back in Portland last fall, Foxhoven found another opportunity a little closer to home: the Portland Thorns, one of eight professional teams in the new National Women’s Soccer League. She signed in February.

“I think it will be amazing to have a professional women’s team in Portland,” says Foxhoven, 23. “I think the city really embodies the sport of soccer, and there’s such a great culture here already.” Also on the Thorns’ roster are Alex Morgan and fellow UP graduate Christine Sinclair, widely considered to be among the best women players in the world.

The team kicks off its inaugural season with an opener in Kansas City on April 13. The first home game will be at Jeld-Wen Field on April 21, and fans are already getting riled up. As of March 1, an estimated 5,000 season ticket holders were on board.

“Portland will have crazy fans, the best fans,” Foxhoven says, “and I really think they’ll be proud of this team.”

SIDELINES

"This team is stacked. We have players who are unarguably the best in the world. It is an honor and I am humbled to have the opportunity to play with them."



 

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+1 #1 The Key QuestionGuest 2013-04-02 18:16:27
They should have asked Dr. Chestnutt if he would let his boys play football. In fact I think we should take a poll of neuroscientists and perhaps medical doctors with that simple question: Would you let your boys play football? I would not and have written as much in the past:

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+1 #2 writerGuest 2013-04-02 20:36:10
Thanks for the comment. While it didn't make it into the story, we did ask Dr. Chestnutt that question. He does have a son who plays football and who in fact has had — and recovered from — a concussion himself.
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