Katy Byrne, Thorns training, 5.29.19
Photo by Sam Ortega

Thorns FC sign midfielder Katy Byrne as National Team Replacement player

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC have signed midfielder Katy Byrne as a National Team Replacement player, it was announced today.

Byrne played four seasons (2015-18) at Pepperdine, appearing in 66 career matches (17 starts). During her career at Pepperdine, Byrne recorded three goals and five assists. 

National Team Replacement players can be signed when a national team player is away on international duty and will not count against the team’s roster limit. 

Katy Byrne
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-5
Born: Oct. 21, 1996
Hometown: Katy, Texas
College: Pepperdine