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SCORESHEET: Thorns' Dougherty retires; Portland trades Foxhoven, acquires 2


by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Marian Dougherty scores the first home goal in Portland Thorns' history.Marian Dougherty, who helped the Portland Thorns win the first National Women's Soccer League championship, is retiring from pro soccer.

Doughterty, 29, was a top defender for the Thorns in their debut 2013 season. She played in 19 of the 22 regular-season matches, then was on the field for every minute of the NWSL playoffs.

She had one goal and one assist — and scored the first home goal for the Thorns as they beat the Seattle Reign FC 2-1 at Jeld-Wen Field on April 21, 2013.

Dougherty, from Lakewood, Colo., also played three years in Women's Professional Soccer. She has made 11 appearances with the U.S. women's national team, earning two caps in the 2007 Women's World Cup.

• The Thorns on Wednesday traded forward Danielle Foxhoven to Seattle and acuired forward Jessica McDonald and the rights to defender Rebecca Moros.MCDONALD

McDonald, 25, scored three goals and had two assists in 16 NWSL games last year, playing for Chicago and Seattle. The 6-footer played her college soccer at North Carolina and hails from Phoenix

Moros, 28, has spent the last two seasons playing pro soccer in Japan. The 5-5 former Duke player is a New York City native.MOROS

Foxhoven, 24, came out of the University of Portland and contributed 21 appearances, with eight starts, for the '13 Thorns. She had four goals, three as a second-half substitute, and waas fifth on the team with eight regular-season points. She started the final seven regular-season games and both playoff games for Portland.