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Angela Salem named to NWSL Best XI

Angela Salem was named today to the National Women’s Soccer League Best XI, presented by Mastercard. Bella Bixby, Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klinenberg and Emily Menges were included in the NWSL Best XI Second Team.

Salem scored two goals and recorded one assist during the 2021 regular season. She was a constant in the Portland Thorns’ midfield, appearing in 23 games (21 starts). Salem was named to the NWSL Team of the Month for the months of August, September and October. She was a 2021 NWSL MVP finalist and ranked eighth in the league with 43 chances created.