Arena Football Power Rankings: Week 2

At least Portland (0-2) isn’t dead last anymore. The Thunder now have the lowest-scoring offense in the league at just 35 points per game (compared to No. 1 San Jose’s 67 PPG). Monday’s 40-36 loss to Iowa could have been Portland’s first victory. But Darron Thomas and Co. went 0-4 on their final four plays […]

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Late Turnover Drops Portland Thunder to 0-2

After big losses in week one, the Portland Thunder and Iowa Barnstormers battled for redemption at the Moda Center Monday, with the visiting Barnstormers eking out a victory in the final seconds, 40-36. Interceptions and penalties by both teams consumed the low-scoring battle, but Iowa came out on top with a touchdown pass from Carson […]

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Arena Football Power Rankings: Week 1

It wasn’t pretty in Portland Monday night. Unfortunately for the Thunder, their 64-34 blowout loss to the Sabercats in Portland’s first game of their inaugural season propelled San Jose to the top of the rankings — whilst knocking themselves to the very bottom. Check out the remaining Arena Football League teams in this year’s first […]

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Thunder Drop Season Opener to San Jose

The Portland Thunder opened up their season in rhythm, completing pass after pass as they moved the ball down for a touchdown on the opening drive of franchise history. After that drive, however, the San Jose Sabercats took over, defeating the Thunder 64-34 in the final game of Week 1. Starting quarterback Russ Michna threw […]

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Thunder Face QB Battle with Three Signal Callers

A team is more than the sum of the athletes playing in it. Great athletes can make a lackluster team and a set of lesser athletes can coalesce into an incredible group. Until a team undergoes trial by fire, it impossible to truly get to the core of a team. Especially as this particular team […]

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Thunder Sign Portland State’s WR Justin Monahan

The Portland Thunder have been assigned former Portland State University wide receiver Justin Monahan. “It’s great to get more of that Northwest football talent,” said Head Coach Matthew Sauk. “Justin has great hands and a great attitude – he’s ready to come in, play hard, and prove he can play professional football.” Monahan (6-3, 205), […]


Portland Thunder Arena Football Team Hosts Open Tryouts

The Portland Thunder announced today that the franchise will be holding an open tryout at the Moda Center beginning at noon on Thursday, December 19th. All potential prospects are invited to showcase their skills and athletic ability through combine-style testing. All tryout participants receive a free t-shirt and pair of tickets to Portland’s season opener […]


Portland’s AFL Team Named “Thunder”

Portland’s Arena Football League team announced today it has decided the name of its franchise. The team, which will begin play in the Moda Center in March, will compete in 2014 as the Portland Thunder. The name was chosen out of hundreds of unique fan entries. “We appreciate all of the support we’ve received from […]


AFL Announces 2014 Division Alignment

The Arena Football League announced its division alignment for the 2014 season on Tuesday. The League will once again feature four divisions within two conferences based on geographic relationships; however, in order to maintain historic rivalries and encourage the development of new ones, AFL Ownership has elected to divide alignment into an eight-team American Conference […]