Team-of-the-Month-August

Thorns FC defender Emily Menges and midfielder Angela Salem were named to the National Women’s Soccer League Team of the Month for the month of August by the NWSL Media Association today.  

Menges was once again solid in Portland’s defensive half this month, completing 85 percent of passes in the back and 70 percent of tackles to help the Thorns to a 3-1-1 record in August. 

Salem’s presence in the Portland midfield also helped the squad to the strong record during the month, which included a highlight-reel goal in Portland’s rivalry game against OL Reign. The midfielder also earned a season-high three shots in Portland’s 2-1 win over Gotham.