Michelle Betos

Michelle Betos
Michelle Betos
Michelle Betos
Portland Thorns FC
Real Name: Michelle Betos
HT: 5' 9"
Age: 27 (02/25/1988)
Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Gaining experience as a starter for Seattle Reign FC during the first half of the 2013 NWSL season, Betos joined Thorns FC for the 2014 season following a draft-day trade on Jan. 17, 2014.

2015: Named NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year and NWSL Best XI ... Appeared in 14 of Portland's 20 matches ... Signed on loan with Sydney FC of the Australian W-League in the offseason ... Registered a career-best 45 saves ... Named Thorns FC Supporters' Player of the Year ... Earned her second shutout of the season in her 10th start of the season for Portland on July 29 ... Started started eight consecutive matches (May 16-July 22) ... Made three saves, including a key stop in second-half stoppage time to deny Sky Blue the game-tying goal in a 2-1 win on July 3 ... Named NWSL Player of the Week for Week as first goalkeeper in NWSL history to score a goal after scoring a last-gasp equalizer with a diving header in the 95th  minute of a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City on Jun 19 ... Her goal was the No. 2 play on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays on June 19 ... Earned her first shutout of the season, saving a penalty kick in the 55th minute in a scoreless draw against Houston on June 6 ... Registered a season-high and tied her NWSL career high with eight saves against Washington on May 30 ... Earned her third career win for Thorns FC against Boston on April 11, recording six saves ... Made her third career start and fourth appearance for Thorns FC in Portland’s 4-1 win against Boston. 

2014: Made three appearances (two starts) in her first season with the club, logging 243 minutes ... Started and earned her first NWSL win and shutout against Washington on June 15 ... Registered a season-high four saves and earned the win in goal June 21 against Washington ... Made her Thorns FC debut, playing 63 minutes against the Western New York Flash on June 17.

2013: Made seven appearances (all starts) for Seattle in the first half of the inaugural NWSL season ... Made 34 saves for Seattle ... Loaned to Cyprus club Apollon Limassol following the season and appeared in two Round of 32 2013-14 UEFA Women’s Champions League matches for the team ... Traded to Boston in November with midfielder Kristie Mewis.

2012: Made five appearances for Apollon Limassol during the 2012-13 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament, recording three shutouts ... Helped lead the New York Fury to the WPSL Elite semifinals.

2011: Was a member of the Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves during the WPSL season ... Named to the All-WPSL Second Team ... 2009: Helped guide the Atlanta Silverbacks Women to the Southeast Division title and a 10-1-1 record, while earning W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

COLLEGE: Finished her career at the University of Georgia ranked third all-time in career saves (316) and second overall with 26 career shutouts and wins (48) ... Holds the top two spots in Bulldog history for wins in a season with 18 in 2007 and 15 in 2009.

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