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    Portland Thorns Academy announced adding RL Teams

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    #2
    Originally posted by Guest View Post
    Discuss.
    Where are they going to practice? They already pack them in like sardines on their field.

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      #3
      I wonder why they changed their minds. Thorns have always been anti-RL league (anything but ECNL really). OP do you know why they added this when they can barely find space or kids to field their "main" teams? $$$?

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        #4
        You don’t know where they will practice this coming season

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          #5
          Originally posted by Guest View Post
          You don’t know where they will practice this coming season
          ECRL gets Powerline Park

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            #6
            Originally posted by Guest View Post

            ECRL gets Powerline Park
            Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Guest View Post

              Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.
              Nice joke

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                #8
                Originally posted by Guest View Post

                Nice joke
                Imagine if it wasn’t though.

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                  #9
                  It is a joke. There is no way all that is going happen

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                    #10
                    The Thorns Academy IMO has to be doing ECRL for any of these reasons:

                    1) They need more players to cover their nut, especially if the new Thorns owners are not subsidizing the Thorns Academy at the same level Merritt Paulsen has done yearly since inception

                    2) They actually think ECRL is good development to have available for players 18-30, and want to manage average players development. Notably, the Timbers Academy does NOT attempt to manage players 18-30 via a second team. But of course, the Timbers fund 95%+ of their players’ academy costs

                    3) Perhaps ECNL is forcing the Thorns to do this

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Guest View Post

                      Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.
                      Absolute nonsense!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Guest View Post

                        Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.
                        U13 and up are all going to getting NIL deals. Big things are happening.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Guest View Post

                          Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.
                          Disney+ is a doing documentary series about the Thorns Academy. Big things are happening.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Guest View Post

                            Disney+ is a doing documentary series about the Thorns Academy. Big things are happening.
                            That is a Ryan Johnson project. It's moving to Oregon Surf.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Guest View Post

                              Actually they told us that the new thorns owners are going to build a training facility for the Academy. They are going to fast track it and it will open by August. Ecnl will be free. The Thorns organization will subsidize and so will fees from the RL. Big things are happening.
                              Agreed! We will soon be the happy (two-teams-deep-at-every-age-group) Thorns family with our own training facility at Concordia!

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