Sinclair, Buehler, LeBlanc join Portland Thorns
Olympians Christine Sinclair, Christina LeBlanc and Rachel
Buehler have joined the Portland Thorns during a break from
national team duty.
Sinclair and LeBlanc both recently wrapped up Canada’s
second-place finish in the Cyprus Cup.
Buehler was on the U.S. team that won the Algarve Cup earlier
this month in Portugal. Teammate Alex Morgan, who scored both goals
in the 2-0 Algarve final against Germany, is expected to join the
Thorns next week.
U.S. Soccer and Women’s National Team Players Association agreed
recently to a new collective bargaining agreement, which allowed
the U.S. players to train with their teams in the new National
Women’s Soccer League.
The eight-team NWSL begins play next month. The Thorns open the
season on April 13 at FC Kansas City.