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BOLD MOVE: Mackenzie Arnold Joins Portland Thorns in Major NWSL Transfer

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The Aussie goalkeeper, Mackenzie Arnold, stuns fans by signing with the Portland Thorns in a surprising move! ๐ŸŒŸ #NWSL #PortlandThorns #Matildas

Mackenzie Arnold, the talented goalkeeper of CommBank Matildas, has taken the NWSL world by storm with her recent transfer to the prestigious Portland Thorns. After much speculation, Arnold has officially inked a deal that will see her playing for the Thorns through the 2026 season, with a potential extension until 2027. This unexpected move comes after Arnold was rumored to be considering a shift to Manchester United, making her decision to join the American club even more surprising.

With the Paris Olympics on the horizon, Arnold's upcoming stint with the Portland Thorns is set to be a game-changer for both the club and the Australian national team. The dynamic goalkeeper brings a wealth of experience and skill to the NWSL, promising an exciting season for fans and teammates alike. As Arnold prepares to embark on this new chapter in her career, the soccer world is abuzz with anticipation and curiosity.

In a twist that caught many off guard, the renowned Matildas star's move to Portland marks a significant milestone in her professional journey. Arnold's decision to join the Thorns not only showcases her confidence and ambition but also solidifies her position as a top-tier athlete in the competitive world of women's soccer. As she gears up for her debut with the NWSL giants, all eyes will be on Arnold as she aims to make a lasting impact on the field.

As Arnold sets her sights on the bright lights of Portland, fans and critics alike are eager to witness her extraordinary talent in action. The goalkeeper's signing with the Thorns has sparked a wave of excitement and speculation within the soccer community, hinting at a thrilling season ahead. With her exceptional goalkeeping abilities and unwavering determination, Mackenzie Arnold is poised to shine brightly on the NWSL stage, inspiring fans and fellow athletes with her remarkable journey.

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Mackenzie Arnold signs for the Portland Thorns in the NWSL (Matildas)

CommBank Matildas' goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold has officially signed for the Portland Thorns through the 2026 season with a mutual option for 2027, ...

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Matilda signs for leading US club Portland Thorns (FTBL Australia)

Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold will join US club Portland Thorns after the Paris Olympics on a deal that could run until the end of 2027.

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Portland Thorns sign Australian GK Mackenzie Arnold (oregonlive.com)

The Thorns signed Arnold to a contract through the 2026 season with an option for 2027.

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Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold signs for Portland Thorns ... (Optus Sport)

She had been linked with a move to Manchester United but will instead head to the NWSL.

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Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold signs with American club ... (7NEWS.com.au)

The shock announcement comes after the 30-year-old made 'one of the most difficult decisions' of her life.

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Portland Thorns sign Australian goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold (KPTV.com)

Mackenzie Arnold, a ...

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