Watch Live: Portland Thorns introduce Rhian Wilkinson as new head coach

Wilkinson will succeed Mark Parsons, who is leaving the Thorns to take a job as the head coach of the Netherlands women’s national team.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers have hired Rhian Wilkinson as the new head coach of the Portland Thorns, the team announced Monday in a news release. Wilkinson replaces Mark Parson, who is leaving the Thorns to take a job as the head coach of the Netherlands women’s national team.

The Athletic first reported the hiring of Wilkinson on Nov. 9. The Thorns waited until the National Women’s Soccer league (NWSL) postseason had concluded before formally announcing the hire. The team will introduce

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