Thorns line up replacement for Paul Riley

The Portland Thorns already have zeroed in on a replacement for former head coach Paul Riley, a source says.

Although the Portland Thorns only just announced coach Paul Riley's contract will not be renewed, the club has all but settled on a candidate to replace him.

An announcement naming the new coach is expected within the next two weeks, but the hire is expected to be finalized in the coming days, according to a source close to the club.