Raquel Rodriguez Debut With Portland Thorns to Start the Season
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raquel Rodriguez was on her way to meet her new team when the sports world was shut down by the coronavirus. But three months later she's preparing to make her Portland Thorns debut in the National Women's Soccer League. The NWSL's Challenge Cup tournament opens in Utah this weekend with a match between Portland and the defending champion North Carolina Courage. Women's soccer is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the pandemic.