Nadine Angerer, Steph Catley, Jodie Taylor

Thorns FC's Nadine Angerer, Steph Catley, Jodie Taylor selected for international duty

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Nadine Angerer (Germany), defender Steph Catley (Australia) and forward Jodie Taylor (England) were all named to rosters for their respective national teams for upcoming training camps and international friendlies, it was announced today.

Angerer is part of a 26-player Germany Women’s National Team roster holding a winter training camp from Feb. 7-12 in Marbella, Spain. Catley and the Australia Women’s National Team play Korea DPR on Monday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. (PT) and New Zealand on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10 p.m. (Pacific). Taylor and the England Women’s National Team play host to the United States on Friday, Feb. 13, at 12 p.m. (Pacific) on Fox Sports 1.

The captain of the Germany Women’s National Team, Angerer, 36, has 136 international caps and was named to the 10-player shortlist for the 2014 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award after winning the award in 2013. In her first season with Thorns FC, Angerer appeared in 22 matches (all starts) during the 2014 NWSL regular season, finishing the season ranked fourth in the league in saves (74) and shutouts (4).

Catley, 21, has 25 international caps, helping guide the Matildas to a runner-up finish at the 2014 Asian Cup and a berth in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. A NWSL Second XI selection, Catley was a midseason addition to Thorns FC in 2014, appearing in 14 matches (13 starts), recording five assists.

Taylor, 28, who was acquired in a 2015 NWSL College Draft-day trade, has four caps with the England Women’s National Team since her debut on March 8, 2014, against Sweden. A NWSL Second XI selection in 2014, Taylor recorded 11 goals and two assists in her first season in the NWSL with the Washington Spirit. A graduate of Oregon State University, Taylor has played overseas professionally in Sweden, England and Australia.