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Angela Salem joins Spirit technical staff as assistant coach

Washington, D.C. (03/23/22) – The Washington Spirit are proud to announce Angela Salem as an assistant coach, effective immediately. Salem retired from playing professional soccer prior to the beginning of the 2022 season. Salem spent 12 years in the professional game, including stops in various leagues in the United...
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Danzer: Angela Salem is an unsung hero for both Thorns, NWSL

ON SOCCER: Midfielder's soccer journey was both unique and indicative of the challenge faced by women pro athletes.The announcement from Angela Salem that she is retiring after 12 seasons playing professional soccer was no surprise. That it came on the heels of the National Women's Soccer League and the NWSL Players Association announcing their historic collective bargaining agreement was appropriate. Because Salem's under-appreciated and vagabond journey in professional soccer was not unique. She is one of hundreds of women who sacrificed to play on underfunded teams in haphazard, sometimes risky situations to keep alive a dream — their own, of...
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PODCAST | Angela Salem: A soccer career in her own words

Retired Thorns midfielder Angela Salem, in her own words, shares her journey from her soccer origins in learning the game and early influences to her path from high school to college to a pro career that spanned 12 years and the WPS, WPSL Elite, Finland, Australia and the NWSL. Salem also talks bout her experience with Portland, Providence Park and the fans as she now heads into to her retirement.
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Thorns midfielder Angela Salem announces retirement

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Portland Thorns midfielder Angela Salem announced her retirement on Wednesday. Salem made the decision after more than a decade in professional soccer, including four seasons (2018-21) with the Thorns. “Representing this city, the fans, and the organization has pushed me to become a better player, leader,...

Portland Thorns midfielder Angela Salem retires

After a nine-year NWSL career and four seasons with the Portland Thorns, midfielder Angela Salem is retiring. Salem, 33, made the announcement Wednesday, and she departs coming off a 2021 season when she was an NWSL MVP finalist and was named to the NWSL Best XI. Salem came to the...
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Angela Salem: A career that defined the first era of NWSL soccer

PORTLAND, Ore. — In the week before the National Women’s Soccer League’s announced the league’s first Collective Bargaining Agreement, Angela Salem, a midfielder for the Portland Thorns, began telling her teammates what they already assumed. They’d assumed it throughout the 2021 season, when she led her team to first place in the regular season and earned a spot among the league’s Most Valuable Player candidates. They assumed it even though she had established herself as the best defensive midfielder of the season.
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Thorns' Angela Salem retires

SCORESHEET: Daily assorted sports news, including Seattle Kraken results and college notes. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 Salem retires — Portland Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem announced her retirement after more than a decade of professional soccer, including the past four with the Thorns. She was selected by the team in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft. "Representing this city, the fans, and the organization has pushed me to become a better player, leader, teammate, and individual," she said. She thanked coach Mark Parsons, GM Gavin Wilkinson and owner Merritt Paulson for giving her the opportunity "to live out my dreams while also...
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Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem named to NWSL Best XI

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem was named to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Best XI First Team, presented by Mastercard for the 2021 season, it was announced today. Goalkeeper Bella Bixby, midfielder Lindsey Horan and defenders Meghan Klingenberg and Emily Menges were named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team.
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Thorns FC's Angela Salem, Emily Menges, Bella Bixby and Mark Parsons among nominees for 2021 NWSL Awards

CHICAGO – The National Women's Soccer League announced today the list of 2021 NWSL Awards featuring the Most Valuable Player presented by Budweiser, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year presented by Ally and Coach of the Year. The 2021 NWSL Awards are voted upon in two rounds with fans having the opportunity to participate in the final round of the voting process.
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Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem named to NWSL Team of the Month for October

Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem was named to the NWSL Team of the Month for October, the league announced today. It is the third straight month that Salem has earned the honor. The midfielder was heavily involved in the Thorns’ attack from the midfield throughout the month, helping the team...
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Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem named to NWSL Team of the Month for September

CHICAGO - The National Women’s Soccer League announced Friday that Thorns FC midfielder Angela Salem as one of eleven players named to the Team of the Month for the month of September by the NWSL Media Association. Salem’s effort in the midfield was a welcome one for the Portland Thorns,...