Mana Shim, Iga
(Iga FC)

Thorns FC Abroad | Mana Shim hits the ground running in Japan

Here’s a look at Portland Thorns FC players abroad and internationally:

Shim hits the ground running in Japan
Mana Shim began her loan stint with Iga FC on Oct. 11, making her debut in a 1-0 win over AS Elfen Saitama as she logged 90 minutes in the win. Iga FC played to a 0-0 draw against Okayama Yunogo Belle in their last match on Oct. 18 as Shim came into the match as a second-half substitute in the 76th minute.

Up Next:  Iga FC plays host to Speranza FC Takatsuki on Saturday, Oct. 24.

W-League seasons kicks off; Betos, Catley, Johnson and Polkinghorne all in action
Steph Catley, Melbourne City FC defeat Sydney FC
New W-League club Melbourne FC beat hosts Sydney FC 6-0 on Saturday, Oct. 17. Steph Catley played the full 90 in the match.
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Up Next for Melbourne City FC: Catley and Melbourne City FC plays host to Melbourne Victory on Oct. 24.

Up Next for Sydney FC: Michelle Betos and Sydney FC travel to face W-League Champions Canberra United on Friday, Oct. 23.

Johnson Debuts as Wanderers draw with Adelaide United 
Kendall Johnson started and played all 90 minutes on Saturday in Australia as the Wanderers sustained a 2-2 draw against Adelaide United. Western Sydney jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first half before Adelaide tallied two goals in the second-half for the equalizing result.

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Up Next: Western Sydney Wanderers play host to the Brisbane Roar on Saturday, Oct. 24

Polkinghorne, Brisbane Roar win against defending W-League Champions Canberra
Clare Polkinghorne and the Brisbane Roar held off the defending W-League Champions Canberra United in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Polkinghorne started and played a full 90 minutes for the Roar.
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Up Next: The Brisbane Roar square off against Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, Oct. 24.

USWNT extends home unbeaten streak to 101 games
The U.S. Women’s National team continued its Victory Tour on Wednesday night in Seattle. The World Cup Champions surrendered an early goal in the match, but pulled one back late through Carli Lloyd to secure a 1-1 draw. The draw extended the United States unbeaten streak to 101 games on home soil. Forward Alex Morgan started and logged 90 minutes, while midfielder Tobin Heath entered the game in the 40th minute, replacing Shannon Boxx who appeared in her final match for the United States.

Recap from U.S. Soccer

Up Next: The U.S. squares off against Brazil on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The match kicks off at 11:30 am (Pacific) and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

England falls to China in first game of CFA International Women’s Football Tournament
Thorns FC defenders Clare Polkinghorne (Australia) and Steph Catley (Australia), midfielder Lianne Sanderson (England) and forward Jodie Taylor (England) are all participating in the tournament in China.

England fell 2-1 to China in the first match of the tournament. Sanderson started for England and Taylor subbed in for Sanderson in the 74th minute. Australia squares off against China on Sunday.
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Up Next: Australia and England play on Tuesday, Oct. 25.