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PORTLAND THORNS FC GAME NOTES PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014, 4 P.M. (PT) VP Communications: Chris Metz - (503) 553-5433, cmetz@timbers.com Manager, Media Relations: Mark Nelson - (503) 553-5529, mnelson@timbers.com

THORNS FC

2014 SCHEDULE

WESTERN NY

2014 NWSL RECORD: 2-0-1 (Home: 1-0-0; Away: 1-0-1)

VS.

2-0-1 (7pts)

1-1-0 (3pts)

MATCH INFORMATION Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Kickoff: 4 p.m. (Pacific) Location: Sahlen’s Stadium (Rochester, N.Y.) Forecast: 59 degrees, rain Referee: Matthew Franz Assistant Referees: Rebekah Friedrich, Adrienne McDonald Fourth Official: David Mon Webstream: www.portlandthornsfc.com

NWSL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 30 Seattle Reign FC at Sky Blue FC Chicago Red Stars at FC Kansas City

TIME (PT) 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 3 Seattle Reign FC at Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC at Western New York Boston Breakers at Sky Blue FC FC Kansas City at Houston Dash

TIME (PT) 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

MATCH DAY PREVIEW Saturday’s match marks the first of three regular-season meetings between Portland (2-0-1, 7pts) and Western New York (1-1-0, 3pts). The two sides squared off in the 2013 NWSL championship game on Aug. 31, 2013, with Thorns FC earning a 2-0 win over Western New York as midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Christine Sinclair each tallied goals to help Portland capture the league’s inaugural title. Thorns FC earned a 1-0-2 record against Western New York in all competitions last season, including a 0-0-2 mark during regular-season play. Midfielder Meleana Shim and Western New York forward Abby Wambach each tallied firsthalf goals in a 1-1 draw at Providence Park on July 14, 2013. In the second meeting, Portland traveled to face Western New York and earned a scoreless draw on Aug. 10, 2013, in the penultimate match of the regular season. Thorns FC earned the league’s best road record during the 2013 season with a mark of 6-2-3 overall, and including the postseason, Portland has compiled an all-time mark of 9-2-4 away from home.

DATE Sat., April 12 Sat., April 19 Sat., April 26 Sat., May 3 Sat., May 10 Wed., May 14 Wed., May 21 Sat., May 24 Wed., May 28 Sat., June 7 Sun., June 15 Sat., June 21 Wed., June 25 Sat., June 28 Fri., July 4 Wed., July 9 Sun., July 13 Thurs., July 17 Sun., July 20 Wed., July 23 Sun., July 27 Sun., Aug. 3 Sun., Aug. 10 Sun., Aug. 17

OPPONENT @Houston Dash @Sky Blue FC FC KANSAS CITY @Western NY SEATTLE REIGN FC @Houston Dash WESTERN NY SKY BLUE FC @Boston Breakers WESTERN NY WASHINGTON @Washington SKY BLUE FC @FC Kansas City CHICAGO @Chicago FC KANSAS CITY @Chicago BOSTON @Washington @Seattle Reign FC HOUSTON DASH @Boston SEATTLE REIGN FC

TIME/RESULT BROADCAST/ATT. W 1-0 8,097 D 1-1 2,983 W 3-1 14,124 4 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 7 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 5 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com/CSN 7 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 7 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 4 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 7 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 2 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 3:30 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 7 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com/CSN 5 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 11 a.m. portlandthornsfc.com 5 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 2 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 5 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 2 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 4 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 4 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 2 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com/CSN 3:30 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com 2 p.m. portlandthornsfc.com

*dates and times subject to change

NATIONAL TEAM CALL UPS Midfielder Allie Long and defender Nikki Marshall have been called up by the U.S. Women’s National Team and forward Christine Sinclair has been called up to the Canada Women’s National Team for an upcoming international friendly between the United States and Canada on May 8. The U.S. Women’s National Team travels to face Canada on Thursday, May 8, at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Canada. The match will be broadcast live online on ESPN3 and espnW.com. Long, 26, earns her first call into the U.S. Women’s National Team since July 2010, when she was named to the training camp roster for two matches against Sweden under former head coach Pia Sundhage. Representing the United States at the U-20 and U-23 levels during her career, Long has yet to earn her first international appearance with the senior national team. Marshall, 25, earns her first call-up to the U.S. Women’s National Team after representing the United States at the U-20 and U-23 levels. Marshall, who has started 25 consecutive matches for Thorns FC since 2013, earned Woman of the Match honors as she helped the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team win the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over North Korea in Chile. Sinclair, 30, has appeared in five matches for Canada during the 2014 calendar year, scoring a goal in a 3-0 win over Finland at the Cyprus Cup on March 5. The Canada Women’s National Team captain currently has 147 career international goals, which ranks third all-time in women’s soccer history. Sinclair, a National Women’s Soccer League Best XI Second Team selection in 2013, has played 90 minutes in each of Portland’s first three matches in 2014.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 CATEGORICAL WON-LOST-TIED Overall: Day Games: Night Games: On Grass: On Turf: Scoring First: Opponent Scoring First: One-Goal Games: Leading at Half: Trailing at Half: Tied at Half: Leading at 75’: Trailing at 75’: Tied at 75’: Outshooting Opponent: Outshot by Opponent: Shots Even: When Scoring 0 Goals: When Scoring 1 Goal: When Scoring 2 Goals: When Scoring 3 Goals: When Scoring 4+ Goals: When Allowing 0 Goals: When Allowing 1 Goal: When Allowing 2 Goals: When Allowing 3 Goals: When Allowing 4+ Goals: Pacific Time Zone: Central Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone: Red-Red-Red Unis: White-Black-White Unis: On Comcast SportsNet: Wednesday: Thursday: Saturday: Sunday: April: May: June: July: August:

HOME 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

ROAD 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

OVERALL 2-0-1 0-0-0 2-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-1 0-0-0 2-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

THORNS FC MEDIA SOURCES TALK TIMBERS The weekly radio talk show of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, “Talk Timbers,” airs on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT on 750 The Game. “Talk Timbers” features interviews with club officials, coaches, Timbers and Thorns FC players and special guests. Tune in to the show live on 750 The Game or listen online at www.750thegame.com. Available podcasts can be downloaded at www.portlandtimbers.com/timberspodcast-network.

HEAD COACH PAUL RILEY Paul Riley was named the club’s head coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season on Dec. 10, 2013. Riley, 50, has compiled a lengthy head coaching career at the youth, collegiate and professional levels. Previously serving as head coach of the Philadelphia Independence in Women’s Professional Soccer, Riley helped build the club into one of the best teams in the league reaching the WPS Championship match in each of the team’s two seasons. A two-time WPS Coach of the Year selection (2010, 2011), Riley compiled a 21-14-7 regular-season record in two seasons at the helm in Philadelphia, including a mark of 11-4-3 during the 2011 season. Having coached at every level, Riley began his women’s coaching career with the Long Island Fury of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) in 2005, leading the club to a national championship in its inaugural 2006 season and a second title in 2009. Riley was named WPSL Coach of the Year in 2009 and, most recently, coached the team during their 2013 WPSL campaign. With the advent of WPSL Elite in 2012, Riley took charge of the New York Fury, helping guide the club to the semifinal round of the playoffs. A native of Liverpool, England, Riley has served as a youth coach and director of coaching for Long Island-based Albertson Soccer Club since 1994, helping build one of the most well-known youth development clubs in the Northeast. Prior to coaching women’s soccer, Riley began his professional coaching career as head coach of the Long Island Rough Riders from 1998-2003, earning USL A-League Coach of the Year honors in 1999 and guiding the Rough Riders to the USL D3 Pro League championship in 2002. At the collegiate level, Riley served as head coach of the LIU Post men’s soccer team from 1990-97, registering an 88-49-13 overall record and garnering New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (now East Coast Conference) Coach of the Year recognition five times (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997). As a player, Riley spent a 10-year professional career in the Northeast with the Albany Capitals (1988), New Jersey Eagles (1989-92) and Long Island Rough Riders (1994-98). A midfielder at Adelphi University from 1982-85, Riley holds the program’s all-time career record in assists (43). In his senior season in 1985, Riley recorded 47 points (15g, 17a) and helped lead the Panthers to a No. 24 national ranking. Third on the all-time list in career points (121), Riley was named to the Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Riley graduated from Adelphi in 1986 with a degree in journalism and English. He earned a master’s degree in marketing and advertising from LIU Post in 1989. Riley and his wife, Tracy, reside in Long Island, N.Y.

THORNS FC EARN HOME-OPENING WIN Forward Jessica McDonald recorded a brace, midfielder Allie Long scored a goal in a third consecutive match and goalkeeper Nadine Angerer made six saves as Portland Thorns FC earned a 3-1 win against FC Kansas City in Portland’s regular-season home opener before 14,124 fans at Providence Park on April 26. McDonald’s two-goal performance, the second of her National Women’s Soccer League career, came in the final six minutes of the match as Portland pushed numbers forward looking for the go-ahead goal. Tied at 1-1 in the 84th minute, McDonald slotted a shot past FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart from close range following a nice passing sequence between Long and substitute midfielder/defender Sarah Huffman. Second-half substitute midfielder Meleana Shim factored in on the next goal just four minutes later when she played a long pass down the left channel into space for McDonald. The forward was then able to run onto the ball and lob a shot over the oncoming goalkeeper with the outside of her right foot for her second goal of the match. McDonald, who became just the second Thorns FC player all-time to register a brace, finished with a game-high four shots on goal. In addition, McDonald becomes just the second player to tally four points in a single match for Portland. Playing its first home match since Aug. 4, 2013 – a span of 265 days – Portland earned the advantage in shots on goal, 10-7. Portland’s 10 shots on goal tied for the second-most in a regularseason match by the club all-time.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 SCOUTING THE FLASH

LONGEST INDIVIDUAL STREAKS

The Flash play host to Portland in their regular-season home opener Saturday after a bye week and two road matches to start the 2014 season. Western New York enters Saturday’s match following a 1-0 loss against the Chicago Red Stars. Rookie midfielder Julie Johnston tallied her first professional goal in the 59th minute to provide the difference. The Flash opened their regular-season schedule with a 3-1 road win over Washington Spirit. Vicky Losada scored goals in the 15th and 67th minutes and tallied an assist on defender Brittany Taylor’s strike in the 54th minute. Losada, a Spanish international, is just two goals shy of the league lead in goals. Forward Abby Wambach is expected to return for the Flash after recovering from a fractured orbital bone and missing the first two games of the regular season. Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in women’s international soccer, finished among league leaders in several offensive categories in 2013, taking second place in goals scored (11), assists (8) and points (30). U.S. international midfielder Carli Lloyd will miss Saturday’s match as part of a league-imposed, two-game suspension for excessive use of force during an offthe-ball incident against Chicago.

PLAYERS Consecutive Games with Goal: ...................................... 4, Shim, July 14-31, 2013 Consecutive Games with Assist: ...............2, 2x (last: Heath, July 28-Aug. 4, 2013) Consecutive Games with Point: .............4, 3x (last: Morgan, July 21-Aug. 4, 2013) Consecutive Games with Shot: ............. 8, 3x (last: Sinclair, June 30-Aug. 7, 2013) Consecutive Games with SOG:........................... 8, Morgan, April 13-May 25, 2013 Consecutive Games with Corner Kick: .................. 7, Heath, July 14-Aug. 17, 2013 Consecutive Games with Offside: ...................... 7, Morgan, April 21-May 25, 2013 Consecutive Games with Foul Com.: ..................... 6, Morgan, July 6-Aug. 4, 2013 Consecutive Games with Foul Suff.: .................. 8, Morgan, April 13-May 25, 2013

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-GAME HIGHS PLAYERS Goals: ........................................2, 2x (last: McDonald, April 26 vs. FC Kansas City) Assists: .............................................2, 2x (last: Heath, July 28, 2013 vs. Chicago) Points:......................................4, 3x: (last: McDonald, April 26 vs. FC Kansas City)

Consecutive Games with Caution: ................................ 4, Heath, July 14-31, 2013 Consecutive Games with Ejection:..................................................................... n/a Consecutive Starts:............................... 25, Long, Marshall, April 13, 2013-current Consecutive Minutes: .............................1871, Williamson, April 13-Aug. 10, 2013 GOALKEEPERS Scoreless Streak (minutes):............................ 225, LeBlanc, May 16-June 6, 2013 Consecutive Shutouts: ...................... 2, 2x (last: LeBlanc, June 16-June 22, 2013) Consecutive Starts:...........................................12, LeBlanc, June 6-Aug. 17, 2013 Consecutive Minutes in Goal:........................1080, LeBlanc, June 6-Aug. 17, 2013

PROSOCCERTALK.COM TEAM OF THE WEEK

Shots:......................................... 10, Morgan, July 14, 2013 vs. Western New York Shots on Goal:........................................ 6, Morgan, July 31, 2013 vs. Sky Blue FC Corner Kicks: ....................................................11, Heath, July 21, 2013 at Boston Offsides:...................................4, 2x (last: Morgan, May 16, 2013 vs. Sky Blue FC) Fouls Committed:............................................... 5, Long, April 21, 2013 vs. Seattle Fouls Suffered:.......................................... 4, Heath, July 31, 2013 vs. Sky Blue FC

Thorns FC goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and forward Jessica McDonald both earned a spot on NBC ProSoccerTalk.com’s NWSL Team of the Week for Week 3 of the season following their performances in a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City on April 26 at Providence Park. Angerer’s inclusion on the Team of the Week marks the second consecutive week the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year has been named to the list. The German international made six saves against FC Kansas City, including a crucial stop with less than 15 minutes remaining in the match. McDonald registered two goals in the final six minutes of the match against FC Kansas City, netting the second brace of her NWSL career.

Cautions/Yellow Cards: ..................... 1, 26x (last: Long, April 12, 2014 at Houston)

AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS

Ejections/Red Cards:.......................................................................................... n/a

Heading into Saturday’s match, Thorns FC currently rank among league leaders in several statistical categories. Portland is tied for second in the league in fewest goals allowed, conceding just two goals in three games, while ranking third in total shots (46) and shots on goal (19). Individually, midfielder Allie Long is tied for second in the league in goal scoring (3) and shots (14), while goalkeeper Nadine Angerer is tied for second with a 0.67 goals-against average. Forward Jessica McDonald is just two shy of the league lead in goals following her brace against FC Kansas City on April 26.

GOALKEEPERS Shots Faced: ............................... 10, LeBlanc, Aug. 10, 2013 at Western New York Saves: ......................................... 10, LeBlanc, Aug. 10, 2013 at Western New York Goals Allowed: ...............................3, 2x (last: LeBlanc, July 28, 2013 vs. Chicago)

TALENT ALL AROUND This offseason Portland signed Germany Women’s National Team captain Nadine Angerer, the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year. Add in forward Christine Sinclair, who is the captain of the Canada Women’s National Team and Spain Women’s National Team captain Verónica Boquete and Portland’s roster accounts for three national team captains. Eleven players on Portland’s roster have earned at least one cap at the senior international level for their respective national teams, while Angerer is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, Sinclair (bronze), midfielder Tobin Heath, forward Alex Morgan and defender Rachel Van Hollebeke (gold) are all Olympic medal winners. Forward Jackie Acevedo (Mexico), defender Stephanie Catley (Australia), midfielders Amber Brooks and Angie Kerr and defender/midfielder Sarah Huffman (United States) all have earned senior national team caps during their careers.

FAMILIAR FACES Western New York Flash defender Kat Williamson and midfielder/defender Courtney Wetzel each spent the 2013 NWSL season with Portland, featuring in the team’s run to the inaugural league title. The pair arrived in Western New York as part of a trade on April 7 in which Portland acquired midfielder/defender Sarah Huffman and Spain Women’s National Team captain Verónica Boquete.

UPCOMING MILESTONES If midfielder Allie Long registers a goal on Saturday, she will tie the team record for goals scored in consecutive matches. Last season, midfielder Mana Shim netted a goal in four straight games from July 14-31. If Long tallies an assist or a goal on Saturday, she will tie the team’s record for consecutive games with a point, most recently matched by forward Alex Morgan (July 21-Aug. 4, 2013).


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

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NADINE ANGERER - GK

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REBECCA MOROS - D

Height: 5-9 DOB: 11/10/78 Birthplace: Lohr am Main, Germany Acquired: Signed, 01/13/14 Last NWSL win: 04/26/14 POR vs. KC Last NWSL shutout: 04/12/14 POR @ HOU

Height: 5-5 DOB: 05/06/85 Birthplace: Manhattan, N.Y. Acquired: Signed, 11/27/13 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

2014: Her 0.67 goals-against average rates among the best in the NWSL ... Stopped six shots in a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Recorded two saves to help the team to a 1-1 draw at Sky Blue FC on April 19 ... Made her Thorns FC debut April 12, recording two saves and the shutout in a 1-0 road win at Houston.

2014: Started in each of the team’s three regular-season matches ... Featured in her Thorns FC debut April 12, playing 82 minutes and aiding in a shutout in a 1-0 victory at Houston.

2013: Named the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, presented to the top player in the world ... Earned the 2013 UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award as the top female player in Europe ... Signed with Australian W-League club Brisbane Roar during the 2013-14 season after four-and-a-half seasons with 1. FFC Frankfurt ... Made it all the way to the W-League championship ... Made 18 appearances for 1. FFC Frankfurt, logging 1,620 minutes and a third place finish in the Frauen Bundesliga ... 2012: Helped 1. FFC Frankfurt reach the finals of the Frauen DFB-Pokal, Germany’s domestic cup competition ... Started four matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, posting wins over Denmark’s Stabaek FK and French side Paris Saint-Germain. INTERNATIONAL 2013: Conceded only one goal in six matches for the Germany Women’s National Team in route to the team’s six consecutive UEFA Women’s European Championship ... Saved a penalty in each half of the championship match ... Posted three clean-sheets in the first three 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying matches ... Took part in six international friendlies ... 2012: Helped Germany qualify for the 2013 UEFA European Championship with shutouts against Kazakhstan and Turkey ... Went unbeaten in three international friendlies.

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STEPHANIE CATLEY - D

2013: Helped lead Japanese side INAC Kobe Leonessa to its third consecutive Nadeshiko League championship ... Made 10 appearances in Japan’s domestic cup competition as INAC Kobe Leonessa finished as runners-up ... 2012: In her first season playing in Japan, Moros played a part of in INAC Kobe Leonessa’s second straight league title ... 2011: Began the WPS season with magicJack, but was traded midseason to the Western New York Flash ... Made 10 appearances to help lead the Flash to the WPS championship, playing a pivotal role in a defense that finished tied for the fewest goals allowed during the regular season ... 2010: Started 24 games for the Washington Freedom in WPS ... Scored her only goal of the season in a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Independence on May 30, 2010 ... 2009: Was the 36th overall selection in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom ... Appeared in 20 games during the inaugural WPS season, registering two goals. COLLEGE Was a three-time NSCAA All-American selection and four-year letterwinner at Duke University ... Played for the Blue Devils from 2003-06 ... Appeared in 86 games for Duke, recording 15 goals and 20 assists in her career.

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MELEANA SHIM - M

Height: 5-8 DOB: 01/26/94 Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia Acquired: Signed, 02/17/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-4 DOB: 09/25/91 Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii Acquired: Trade with Houston, 01/17/14 Pronunciation: mel-LAY-ah-nah Last NWSL goal: 07/31/13 POR vs. SKY Last NWSL assist: 04/26/14 POR vs. KC

2014: Will join Thorns FC following the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in late May.

2014: Tallied her first assist of the season April 26 against FC Kansas City ... Made her first start of the season April 19, playing 55 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Sky Blue FC ... Played 15 minutes in a substitute appearance April 12, helping the team to a season-opening 1-0 win on the road at Houston.

2013-14: Team captain for the Melbourne Victory, the defender helped guide the team to the Australia W-League championship in February ... Earned her 50th career appearance for the Victory during the season ... Scored one goal in 14 appearances during Melbourne’s championship season ... 2012-13: Registered three goals for Melbourne in 12 league appearances ... Helped lead the Victory to the league’s championship game, falling to Sydney FC in the final ... Named W-League Young Player of the Year ... 2011-12: Appeared in all 10 regular-season matches for Melbourne, reaching the league’s semifinals round ... 2010-11: Appeared in all 10 regular-season matches as Melbourne reached the W-League semifinals ... Scored Melbourne’s lone goal in a semifinal loss against Sydney ... 2009-10: Made her professional debut for Melbourne as a 15-year-old on Oct. 3, 2009, against Perth Glory ... Appeared in five matches (3 starts) during her first professional season. INTERNATIONAL 2014: Helped lead Australia to a seventh-place finish at the 2014 Cyprus Cup ... 2013: Appeared in several international friendly matches for the Matildas ... Named Australia U-20 Footballer of the Year ... 2012: Made her senior international debut with the Australia Women’s National Team on June 24, 2012, earning Player of the Match honors in a 1-1 draw against rival New Zealand in Wollongong, Australia ... Named Australia U-20 Footballer of the Year.

2013: Named the team’s 2013 Newcomer of the Year after tallying five goals and two assists in 19 appearances (17 starts) during her first professional season in 2013 ... Ranked third on the team with 12 points ... Became the first Thorns FC player to score a goal in four straight matches (July 14-31) ... Scored in the 65th minute of a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31, adding an assist in the match ... Scored in the 55th minute of a 3-3 draw with Chicago on July 28 ... Tallied the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of a 2-1 win at Boston on July 21 ... Scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw against Western New York on July 14 ... Tallied her first professional goal in the 66th minute of a 2-0 win over Seattle on June 16, adding her first professional assist on the game’s opening goal, becoming the second Thorns FC player to record three or more points in a match (1g, 1a). INTERNATIONAL 2014: Helped lead the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team to the Six Nations Tournament championship, scoring a goal in a 2-1 win over Norway in the final ... 2013: Was invited to training camp with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team in December ... 2012: Selected to the roster for a three-game trip to Norway with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in June ... Appeared in both matches for the U-23s in the Three Nations Tournament (June 15 vs. Sweden, June 17 vs. Norway) as the United States won the competition.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

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NIKKI MARSHALL - D

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ANGIE KERR - M

Height: 5-7 DOB: 06/02/88 Birthplace: Thornton, Colo. Acquired: Trade with Seattle, 12/11/13 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: 05/12/13 POR @ CHI

Height: 5-5 DOB: 03/29/85 Birthplace: San Diego, Calif. Acquired: NWSL Supplemental Draft (2nd Rd., 16th overall), 02/07/13 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: 08/24/13 POR @ KC (PLAYOFFS)

2014: Has started 25 consecutive regular-season matches for the team ... Aided in the team’s first shutout of the season, a 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.

2014: Started and played 71 minutes in a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Logged 35 minutes as a second-half sub April 19 at Sky Blue FC, helping the team to a 1-1 draw ... Started and played 75 minutes April 12 in the team’s season-opening, 1-0 road win at Houston.

2013: Started all 22 regular-season matches for Portland during the inaugural NWSL season ... Finished the season with 1,871 minutes played, ranking her among team leaders ... Tallied one assist during the season ... Recorded an assist during the NWSL Playoffs, assisting Tiffany Weimer’s game-tying goal in the 65th minute of the NWSL semifinals against FC Kansas City on Aug. 24 ... 2012: Helped the Western New York Flash win the WPSL Elite championship ... Named MVP of the championship match against the Chicago Red Stars ... 2011: Played six matches for magicJack during the 2011 season before being traded to Boston in July 2011 ... Appeared in seven matches for the Boston Breakers ... 2010: Selected seventh overall in the 2010 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom ... Started 25 matches as a rookie for Washington. INTERNATIONAL Featured for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team during 2011, helping the team to a championship in the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. For the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, Marshall was named the Sierra Mist Woman of the Match in a 2-1 win against North Korea in the championship match of the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile.

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VERîNICA BOQUETE - M

2013: Tallied one assist in 15 regular-season matches (9 starts) ... Notched an assist in a 3-2 comeback win over FC Kansas City in the NWSL semifinals on Aug. 24 ... Started both the playoff semifinal and NWSL Championship games ... Recorded her first career NWSL assist in a 2-0 win against Seattle on June 16 ... Attempted a season-high three shots in a scoreless draw against Western New York on Aug. 10 ... 2011: Traded to Sky Blue FC from Atlanta in late 2010 ... Made 13 appearances for Sky Blue FC in the 2011 WPS season ... Played alongside Thorns FC midfielders Tobin Heath and Allie Long with Sky Blue FC ... 2010: Was traded to the Atlanta Beat from St. Louis Athletica in Feb. 2010, making 22 appearances (19 starts) for the club. INTERNATIONAL Since earning her first cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2005 while still in college, Kerr has gone on to make 10 appearances at the senior level ... A fixture at the youth international stage, took a redshirt year from playing collegiately in 2004 to help lead the U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team to a third-place finish in the FIFA U-19 World Championship. Kerr earned the tournament’s Silver Ball as the second-most outstanding player and the Bronze Shoe as the third-leading scorer.

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ALLIE LONG - M

Height: 5-3 DOB: 04/09/87 Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela, Spain Acquired: Signed, 04/07/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-8 DOB: 08/13/87 Birthplace: Huntington, N.Y. Acquired: Signed, 01/31/13 Last NWSL goal: 04/26/14 POR vs. KC Last NWSL assist: 04/26/14 POR vs. KC

2014: Will join Thorns FC, following completion of Tyresö FF’s (Sweden) involvement in UEFA Women’s Champions League.

2014: Has started 25 consecutive regular-season matches for Thorns FC ... Has tallied a goal in three straight games, one shy of a team record ... Currently ranks second in the NWSL in shot attempts (14) and third in shots on goal (7) and is tied for second in goals scored (3) ... Became the fifth different Thorns FC player in team history to score in backto-back games, scoring the equalizer on a penalty kick in a 1-1 road draw April 19 at Sky Blue FC ... Tallied the game-winning goal and took a team-high five shots in a 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.

2013: Registered six goals in 18 league matches for Swedish club Tyresö FF in the Damallsvenskan, helping the club to a runner-up finish and a berth in the 2013-14 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament ... 2012: Tallied eight goals in 21 league appearances for Tyresö FF as the club won the league ... Named the 2012 Damallsvenskan Midfielder of the Year ... 2011-12: Appeared in five matches for Russian side FC Energiya Voronezh, recording one goal and two assists ... Made one league appearance and played four matches in the 2011-12 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament ... 2011: Registered five goals and four assists in 13 regular-season matches for the Philadelphia Independence in WPS, helping lead the team to the league’s championship match ... Named the 2011 WPS Player of the Year ... Four-time WPS Player of the Week ... WPS Best XI selection INTERNATIONAL 2013: Helped Spain reach the quarterfinals of the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship, its first appearance in the tournament since 1997 ... 2011-12: Registered 11 goals and five assists in 10 matches during the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifying tournament, captaining Spain during qualifying .. Scored the decisive goal in the second leg, aggregate goals playoff match against Scotland in the 122nd minute of extra time, putting Spain in the tournament on Oct. 24, 2012.

2013: Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists ... Tallied the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of extra time in a 3-2 win over FC Kansas City in the NWSL semifinals on Aug. 24 ... One of three players to start all 22 regular-season matches ... Finished the regular-season ranked first on the team in minutes played (1,956) ... Scored a picturesque bending shot to the far upper corner, in a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31 ... Scored her second goal of the season on June 6 against FC Kansas City, deflecting an Alex Morgan shot around the goalkeeper ... Scored her first career NWSL goal in the 35th minute of a 2-0 road win at Chicago on May 12. INTERNATIONAL Earned a call into her first U.S. Women’s National Team camp in July 2010. Previously, earned national team experience with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team from 2009-10 and the U-21 Women’s National Team in 2007. Long was a key piece of the U-20 Women’s National Team during the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

11

ELISABETH SULLIVAN - F

12

CHRISTINE SINCLAIR - F

Height: 5-5 DOB: 12/28/91 Birthplace: Memphis, Tenn. Acquired: Selected as the No. 31 overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft, 01/17/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-9 DOB: 06/12/83 Birthplace: Burnaby, B.C. Acquired: National Team Allocation, 01/11/13 Last NWSL goal: 08/31/13 POR @ WNY (PLAYOFFS) Last NWSL assist: 07/14/13 POR vs. WNY

2014: Was an unused sub April 26 against FC Kansas City.

2014: Featured and played all 90 minutes in each of the team’s first three games of the regular season ... Took a season-high four shots in a 1-1 draw April 19 at Sky Blue FC.

Sullivan rewrote the record books at Mississippi State University, finishing her four-year career as the program’s all-time leader in goals (39) and points (92) – setting a Bulldogs’ single-season record with 16 goals as a senior. As a junior in 2012, the Memphis, Tenn., native became the first MSU women’s soccer player to earn all-conference honors since 2003. Sullivan earned All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors in her junior and senior seasons.

2013: Named the team’s Most Valuable Player for 2013 ... Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team ... Tallied the clinching goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time in a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash in the NWSL championship game on Aug. 31 ... Scored four goals in the last six regular-season games, including a brace against Chicago (July 28) and a brace at Seattle (Aug. 17) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring with eight goals and two assists (18pts) ... Started 20 of the team’s 22 regular-season games, missing two games due to national team duty for Canada (June 1 and June 16) ... Tallied a point in three straight matches from April 13-27 ... Named the NWSL Player of the Month for April ... Recorded the club’s first-ever goal, a game-tying penalty kick in the 67th minute, in a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City on April 13. INTERNATIONAL 2013: A finalist for FIFA Ballon d’Or, Sinclair tallied three goals in nine games for Canada in 2013 ... Assisted on the game-tying goal in a 1-1 international friendly against France on April 4 ... Scored goals against Finland (March 8) and the Netherlands (March 11), helping Canada reach the final of the 2013 Cyprus Cup ... 2012: Scored a career-high 23 goals for Canada, helping lead her country to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

13

ALEX MORGAN - F

14

JESSICA MCDONALD - F

Height: 5-7 DOB: 07/02/89 Birthplace: San Dimas, Calif. Acquired: National Team Allocation, 01/11/13 Last NWSL goal: 08/04/13 POR vs. KC Last NWSL assist: 08/31/13 POR @ WNY (PLAYOFFS)

Height: 6-0 DOB: 02/28/88 Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz. Acquired: Trade with Seattle, 11/27/13 Last NWSL goal: 04/26/14 POR vs. KC Last NWSL assist: 04/12/14 POR @ HOU

2014: Missed the first three games of the regular season due to injury.

2014: Tallied a brace, scoring twice in the final six minutes to help lead Portland to a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Became just the second Thorns FC player to register a multi-goal game since 2013 ... Started and played 83 minutes and took two shots in the team’s 1-1 draw at Sky Blue FC on April 19 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal and played 71 minutes in the team’s 1-0 road win April 12 at Houston.

2013: Voted as the Supporters’ Player of the Year by fans ... Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team ... Logged an assist on Portland’s second goal in the NWSL championship game after coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute ... Finished the season as the league leader in shots (82) and shots on goal (44) ... Was the team’s Golden Boot winner after leading the club in scoring with eight goals and five assists (21pts) ... Earned a point in four straight games from July 21-Aug. 4 ... Tallied her eighth goal on Aug. 4 against FC Kansas City ... Scored in a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31 ... Registered a goal and assist in a 2-1 win at Boston on July 21 ... Tallied a goal and two assists on June 6 against FC Kansas City, becoming the first Thorns FC player to record a multi-assist game ... Earned a point in four straight games from April 21-May 16 ... Registered her fourth goal in a 2-0 win over Washington on May 19 ... Scored a goal in back-to-back matches May 4-12 ... Tallied her second goal of the season, a 12th-minute penalty kick, in a 2-1 road win at Washington on May 4 ... Scored her first goal in the 52nd minute of a 2-1 win against Seattle Reign FC on April 21. INTERNATIONAL 2013: Registered four goals and four assists in seven matches ... Tallied a three-assist performance in a 5-0 win against China PR on March 8 ... 2012: Had one of the best scoring years in U.S. history, pounding in 28 goals with 21 assists to lead the team in both categories ... Was named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year for the first time , after helping lead the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

2013: Recorded three goals and two assists in 16 appearances (9 starts) during the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season playing for the Chicago Red Stars and Seattle Reign FC ... Made nine appearances (3 starts) for the Red Stars, recording one assist before being waived on June 28 ... Signed with Seattle Reign FC for the remainder of the regular season ... Appeared in seven games (6 starts) for Seattle, logging three goals and one assist ... 2012-13: Started all 13 of her appearances for Australian W-League side Melbourne Victory, helping lead the team to the 2013 Grand Final against Sydney FC ... 2010: Was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by the Chicago Red Stars ... Made five appearances in her first professional season.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

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RACHEL VAN HOLLEBEKE - D

17

TOBIN HEATH - M

Height: 5-5 DOB: 08/26/85 Birthplace: Del Mar, Calif. Acquired: National Team Allocation, 01/11/13 Pronunciation: van HALL-ah-beck Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: 08/04/13 POR vs. KC

Height: 5-6 DOB: 05/29/88 Birthplace: Morristown, N.J. Acquired: National Team Allocation, 01/11/13 Last NWSL goal: 08/31/13 POR @ WNY (PLAYOFFS) Last NWSL assist: 07/31/13 POR vs. SKY

2014: Missed the first three games of the regular season due to injury.

2014: Will join Thorns FC following the completion of her time with Paris Saint-Germain.

2013: Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team ... Named the Thorns FC Defender of the Year ... Started and played the full 90 minutes in 20 of the team’s 22 regular-season games, finishing the year with two assists ... Recorded an assist on July 21 in a 2-1 win at Boston ... Added a second assist on Aug. 4 in a 3-2 loss against FC Kansas City in Portland’s regular-season home finale ... Started both NWSL playoff games en route to winning the inaugural NWSL championship ... Missed matches on June 1 and June 16 due to U.S. Women’s National Team duty. ... 2012: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Beat before the WPS folded ... 2011: Signed with the Boston Breakers and played 895 minutes over 10 matches, starting them all ... Scored one goal, the third of her professional club career, and helped the Breakers to the WPS playoffs.

2013: Joined Thorns FC in mid-July following the completion of her season with Paris Saint-Germain in France ... Named the NWSL championship game Most Valuable Player for her performance in a 2-0 win over Western New York on Aug. 31 ... Tallied the go-ahead goal on a 30-yard free kick in the championship match ... Finished the regular season with three assists in seven appearances (all starts) ... Tallied goals in consecutive NWSL playoff matches ... Recorded her first goal for Thorns FC in a 3-2 win at FC Kansas City in the semifinals of the NWSL Playoffs on Aug. 24 ... Did not play in the regular-season finale on Aug.17 at Seattle ... Tallied an assist in consecutive games from July 28-31 ... Registered her first two career NWSL assists in a 3-3 draw against Chicago on July 28 ... Made her first appearance for Thorns FC, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Western New York on July 14 ... 2012: Appeared in one match for the New York Fury of the WPSL Elite ... 2011: Played 12 matches for Sky Blue FC, registering one assist ... 2010: Was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by the expansion Atlanta Beat.

INTERNATIONAL 2013: Earned her 100th cap on March 6 against Iceland at the Algarve Cup in Portugal ... 2012: Played in 31 of the USA’s 32 matches, starting 26, and had one goal and four assists, doubling her career assist total to that point ... Her 2,433 minutes marked the first time she had played more than 2,000 minutes in a year for the USA ... Earned her 98th career cap in the final match of the year, putting her in position to be the 29th female player to play 100 times for the United States ... Started all six games at the 2012 Olympics, playing all but 38 minutes of the tournament in helping the USA to the gold medal, her second.

18

MICHELLE BETOS - GK

INTERNATIONAL 2013: Registered one goal and four assists in nine games (7 starts) in 2013 ... 2012: Heath appeared in 26 matches (16 starts) for the United States during a busy 2012 campaign … Registered three assists in six matches during the 2012 London Olympics ... Finished the year with four goals and seven assists, both career highs.

19

SARAH HUFFMAN - D/M

Height: 5-9 DOB: 02/25/88 Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Acquired: Trade with Boston, 01/17/14 Pronunciation: bay-toss Last NWSL win: n/a Last NWSL shutout: n/a

Height: 5-4 DOB: 03/05/84 Birthplace: Danbury, Conn. Acquired: Trade with Western New York, 04/07/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: 08/03/13 WNY @ BOS

2013: Made seven appearances (all starts) for Seattle in the first half of the inaugural NWSL season ... Made 34 saves for Seattle ... Loaned to Cyprus club Apollon Limassol following the season and appeared in two Round of 32 2013-14 UEFA Women’s Champions League matches for the team ... Traded to Boston in November with midfielder Kristie Mewis ... 2012: Made five appearances for Apollon Limassol during the 2012-13 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament, recording three shutouts ... Helped lead the New York Fury to the WPSL Elite semifinals ... 2011: Was a member of the Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves during the WPSL season ... Named to the All-WPSL Second Team ... 2009: Helped guide the Atlanta Silverbacks Women to the Southeast Division title and a 10-1-1 record, while earning W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

2014: Played 10 minutes as a second-half sub, factoring in on Jessica McDonald’s go-ahead goal in the 84th minute of a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Logged 17 minutes as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw April 19 at Sky Blue FC ... Came off the bench and played 19 minutes to see out the team’s 1-0 road win April 12 at Houston. 2013: Appeared in 14 games (11 starts) for Western New York during the inaugural NWSL season in 2013 ... Started each of Western New York’s two playoff games, playing 72 minutes during the NWSL Championship Game ... 2012: After the WPS suspended operations, played for Pali Blues of the W-League … Helped the team to an undefeated season and the Western Conference championship title … 2011: Played with magicJack in its first season of play … The team finished third in the regular season before being eliminated in the second round of the WPS playoffs … 2010: Started her second season with the Washington Freedom … Stayed with the team when it moved to Florida and was renamed magicJack … 2009: Was the top pick in the 2008 WPS draft, selected by the Washington Freedom … 2008: Played in Norway for Røa IL, helping lead the team to a Norwegian Women’s Cup … 2007: Was a member of the W-League Champion Washington Freedom. INTERNATIONAL 2010: Was called to play with the senior team for two friendlies in China … Made her USWNT debut in a July friendly against Sweden … 2007: Capped her time with the U-21 team with her third Nordic Cup title … 2005: Helped the U-21 squad to a second Nordic Cup … 2004: Won the Nordic Cup with the U-21 side … 2002: Helped the U-19 women win the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

20

KAT TARR - D

21

EMILY MENGES - D

Height: 5-9 DOB: 04/10/87 Birthplace: Whitefish, Mont. Acquired: Signed, 04/09/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-7 DOB: 07/28/92 Birthplace: Garden City, N.Y. Pronunciation: men-GUESS Acquired: Selected with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft, 01/17/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

2014: Made her NWSL and Thorns FC debut April 26, playing seven minutes as a secondhalf substitute in a 3-1 win of FC Kansas City.

2014: Started in each of the first three matches of the regular season ... Made her professional and Thorns FC debut April 12, contributing to a shutout in a 1-0 win at Houston.

2012-13: Appeared in 11 league matches and one DFB Women’s Pokal match for SGS Essen in Germany’s Frauen Bundesliga ... Tallied her only goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against USV Jena on Oct. 3, 2012 ... 2011-12: Made 11 appearances in all competitions for SGS Essen, including three appearances in the Bundesliga Cup ... 2010-11: Appeared in a Bundesliga-career high 20 league matches for SGS Essen ... Registered three goals in her first season with the Frauen Bundesliga club ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over FC Köln on Oct. 24, 2010 in the DFB Women’s Pokal tournament ... 2010: Appeared in 10 matches during the second half of the season for Tennis Borussia Berlin ... 2009: Played in 14 games for the Buffalo Flash of the semi-pro USL W-League.

Concluded her career at Georgetown University as one of the most decorated players in program history earning NSCAA First Team All-American honors as a senior in 2013. The Garden City, N.Y., native was a three-time All-BIG EAST selection and helped captain the Hoyas’ defense to 23 shutouts over her final two seasons, including a school-record 13 clean sheets as a junior in 2012. Over the course of her four-year career, Menges appeared in 84 games (83 starts), scored two goals and helped the Georgetown defense post 40 shutouts. A MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2012 and 2013.

22

AMBER BROOKS - M

INTERNATIONAL 2013: Called into camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team from Dec. 14-21, 2013.

23

JACKIE ACEVEDO - F

Height: 5-6 DOB: 01/23/91 Birthplace: Evansville, Ind. Acquired: Signed, 01/02/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-2 DOB: 01/18/87 Birthplace: Austin, Texas Acquired: NWSL Allocation, 01/03/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

2014: Logged 83 minutes in a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Started and played the full 90 minutes in each of the first two matches of the regular season ... Made her Thorns FC debut April 12 in a 1-0 road win at Houston.

2014: Came off the bench to play the final seven minutes of a 1-1 draw at Sky Blue FC on April 19 ... Played eight minutes as a sub, making her Thorns FC debut in a 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.

2013: Recorded four goals in 10 league appearances for Bayern Munich during the 201213 Frauen Bundesliga campaign ... Notched five goals in nine league games during the 2013-14 campaign ... In total, scored 10 goals in 22 games across all competitions during her time with Bayern Munich.

2013: As an impact player for the Houston Aces of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), ranked among the league’s scoring leaders with five goals and four assists in nine league appearances and earning All-WPSL Team honors ... Assist total was tied for third-best in the league ... Helped the Aces to a 12-1-0 (36pts) record, capturing both the division and conference titles as the team reached the WPSL Championship match, and she scored the team’s lone goal in the final ... 2012: Ranked third in the WPSL in scoring with 26 points, notching 12 goals in 10 games for Oklahoma FC.

INTERNATIONAL 2013: Earned her first international cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team, starting and logging 81 minutes in a 4-1 win over Brazil on Nov. 10, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. ... 2012: Captained the U-23 Women’s National Team in 2012, appearing in six matches and scoring three goals ... Helped lead the team to the championship of the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, on March 1.

INTERNATIONAL 2013: Played for the Mexico Women’s National Team in a friendly against Canada at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 24, 2013, earning her first international cap ... Was a member of Mexico’s U-20 Women’s National Team that competed in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, starting both of her appearances. As a youth, Acevedo also represented the United States at both the U-16 and U-17 levels.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

24

SINEAD FARRELLY - M

25

COURTNEY NIEMIEC - D

Height: 5-5 DOB: 11/16/89 Birthplace: Havertown, Pa. Pronunciation: shih-nade far-lee Acquired: Trade with FC Kansas City, 01/13/14 Last NWSL goal: 04/27/13 KC vs. SEA Last NWSL assist: n/a

Height: 5-9 DOB: 04/13/92 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa. Pronunciation: nee-MICK Acquired: Signed, 04/09/14 Last NWSL goal: n/a Last NWSL assist: n/a

2014: Started in each of the first three matches of the regular season ... Logged 90 minutes in her Thorns FC debut, helping the team to a 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.

2014: Featured in each of the team’s first three matches of the regular season ... Made her professional and Thorns FC debut April 12, contributing to a shutout in a 1-0 win at Houston.

2013: Signing with FC Kansas City for the inaugural NWSL season, she scored one goal in 16 regular-season appearances for head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s side ... Tallied her only goal of the season on April 26, 2013, in a 2-0 win over Seattle Reign FC ... Started and played 90 minutes in two UEFA Women’s Champions League matches for Cyprus club Apollon Limassol in Oct. 2013 ... Scored the game-tying goal for Apollon Limasson in a secondleg match against Neulengbach on Oct. 16, 2013 ... 2012: Played for WPSL Elite side New York Fury ... Registered six goals in five UEFA Women’s Champions League matches for Apollon Limassol, including a hat-trick in a 21-0 rout of Albanian side Ada ... 2011: Was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Philadelphia Independence ... Tallied one goal and one assist in 14 regular-season games ... Scored her first career goal, the gamewinner, in a 2-1 win over Western New York on July 9, 2011.

Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year recognition in 2012 and was one of La Salle University’s most consistent defenders during her senior season, garnering a first-team all-conference mention following the 2013 season ... Anchoring a defense that allowed only 18 goals in 2013, Niemiec helped the Explorers to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth ... A Philadelphia native, Niemiec recorded eight goals and 14 assists for La Salle, while featuring in 87 matches for the program as a four-year starter.

INTERNATIONAL Has appeared at the U-15, U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels for the United States.


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 REGULAR-SEASON STATISTICS NO 10 14 6 7 12 21 24 25 22 2 8 19 23 20

POS M F M D F D M D M D M M/D F D

PLAYER Allie Long Jessica McDonald Meleana Shim Nikki Marshall Christine Sinclair Emily Menges Sinead Farrelly Courtney Niemiec Amber Brooks Rebecca Moros Angie Kerr Sarah Huffman Jackie Acevedo Kat Tarr Own goals received Thorns FC Opponents

NO 1

POS GK

GP 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1

GS 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 0

3 3

GOALKEEPER GP Nadine Angerer 3 Own goals allowed Thorns FC Opponents

GS 3

3 3

MIN 270 244 89 270 270 270 270 270 263 235 181 46 15 7

G 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 14 6 1 1 11 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 0 0

SOG 7 5 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

CK 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0

FC 4 1 1 4 3 0 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 0

FS 6 1 2 1 0 1 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 0

C 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

270 270

5 2

3 0

13 4

46 36

19 14

16 21

10 6

26 30

30 26

2 2

0 0

MIN 270

SH 12

SV 10

GA GAA 2 0.67 0

SHO 1

PG 1

PA 2

W 2

L 0

T 1

270 270

12 19

10 13

2 0.67 5 1.67

1 0

1 2

2 2

2 0

0 2

1 1

THORNS FC TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Thorns FC Opponents

1 2 1

2 3 1

T 5 2

SHOTS Thorns FC Opponents

1 18 20

2 28 16

T 46 36

SOG Thorns FC Opponents

1 8 6

2 11 8

T 19 14

FOULS COM. Thorns FC Opponents

1 12 14

2 14 16

T 26 30

CORNERS Thorns FC Opponents

1 7 12

2 9 9

T 16 21

OFFSIDES Thorns FC Opponents

1 5 2

2 5 4

T 10 6

YELLOW CARDS 1 Thorns FC 1 Opponents 0

2 1 2

T 2 2

RED CARDS Thorns FC Opponents

1 0 0

2 0 0

T 0 0


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 GAME-BY-GAME BOX SCORES THORNS FC 1 at HOUSTON DASH 0 April 12, 2014 • BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas) • Att: 8,079

THORNS FC 1 at SKY BLUE FC 1 April 19, 2014 • Yurcak Field (Piscataway, N.J.) • Att: 2,983

THORNS FC 3 vs. FC KANSAS CITY 1 April 26, 2014 • Providence Park (Portland, Ore.) • Att: 14,124

SCORING POR - Long (McDonald) 24 • HOU - none

SCORING POR - Long (penalty kick) 75 • SBFC - Rampone 25

SCORING POR - Long (penalty kick) 44, McDonald (Long) 84, McDonald (Shim) 88 • KC - Holiday 56

STATS POR HOU

STATS POR SBFC

STATS POR SBFC

Shots Saves 12 3 10 4

Fouls 5 9

Offsides Corners 0 4 3 7

Shots Saves 18 2 10 3

Fouls 9 7

Offsides Corners 9 7 1 3

Shots Saves 18 2 10 3

Fouls 9 7

Offsides Corners 9 7 1 3

LINEUP GK Angerer, D Niemiec, D Marshall, D Menges, D Moros (Acevedo, 82), M Farrelly, M Brooks, M Kerr (Shim, 75), M Long, F Sinclair ©, F McDonald (Huffman, 71)

LINEUP GK Angerer, D Niemiec, D Marshall, D Menges, D Moros (Huffman, 73), M Farrelly, M Brooks, M Shim (Kerr, 55), M Long, F Sinclair ©, F McDonald (Acevedo, 83)

LINEUP GK Angerer, D Niemiec, D Marshall, D Menges, D Moros (Huffman, 80), M Farrelly, M Brooks (Tarr, 83), M Kerr (Shim, 71), M Long, F Sinclair ©, F McDonald

Subs not used: GK Betos

Subs not used: GK Betos

Subs not used: GK Betos, F Acevedo, F Sullivan

Referee: Christina Unkel; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 72 degrees

Referee: Miguel Panduro; Weather: Clear, 69 degrees

Referee: Katja Koroleva; Weather: Rain, 52 degrees

THORNS FC GAME-BY-GAME Thorns FC GP MIN G April 12 at Houston 1 90 1 April 19 at Sky Blue FC 1 90 1 April 26 vs. FC Kansas City 1 90 3

A 1 0 2

P SH SOG CK OFF 3 12 5 4 0 2 18 4 7 9 8 16 10 5 1

FC 5 9 12

FS 9 7 14

C 1 1

Totals

1

5

11

9

14

16

2

Thorns FC GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG April 12 at Houston 1 90 2 2 0 0.00 1 April 19 at Sky Blue FC 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 April 26 vs. FC Kansas City 1 90 7 6 1 1.00 1

PA

W 1

L

T

Totals

2

2

180

180

2

5

4

30

1 0.50

9

1

0

1 1

1

1

1

1

0

1

E

0

Opponents Houston Dash Sky Blue FC FC Kansas City Totals Opponents Houston Dash Sky Blue FC FC Kansas City Totals

GP MIN G 1 90 0 1 90 1 1 90 1 2

FC 9 7 14

FS 5 9 12

C 1

0

2

16

14

1

GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG 1 90 5 4 1 1.00 1 90 4 3 1 1.00 1 1 90 10 6 3 3.00 1

PA

W

L 1

T

9

7

20

2 1.00

7

0

1

1 1 1

E

1

4

180

1

P SH SOG CK OFF 0 10 3 7 3 2 10 4 3 1 2 16 7 11 2 10

2

180

A 0 0 0

0

1 1 0

1

1

* - all stats NWSL play only


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 THORNS FC GOAL CHART PENALTY KICKS Long 2

GOAL SCORERS 10 14

Long McDonald

3 2

Total

5

14

KEY Right foot (2) Left foot (0) Header (1) Body (0) Free kick (0) Penalty kick (2)

R

H

R L H B F P

14

R

10

PENALTY KICKS

SCORING BREAKDOWN HOME (1 games) Minute 0-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 TOTAL Thorns FC 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 Opponents 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

FOR: DATE April 19 April 26

MIN 75 44

OPP SBFC KC

PLAYER Long Long

GOALKEEPER Loyden Barnhart

RESULT Goal Goal

ROAD (2 games) Minute 0-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 TOTAL Thorns FC 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 Opponents 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

AGAINST: DATE MIN April 19 90+ April 26 56

OPP SBFC KC

PLAYER O’Hara Holiday

GOALKEEPER Angerer Angerer

RESULT Missed Goal

MISCELLANEOUS STATS Quickest Goal: 3’; Morgan, May 12, 2013 at Chicago Quickest Goal Against: 3’; Cuellar, April 13, 2013 at FC Kansas City Game-Winning Goals after 75’: 86’; Shim, July 21, 2013 at Boston Game-Tying Goals after 75’: Multi-Goal Games: Sinclair, July 28, 2013 vs. Chicago (2 goals) Hat Tricks: Opp. Multi-Goal Games: 3x; (last: Holiday, Aug. 4, 2013 vs. FC Kansas City) Opp. Hat Tricks:

NWSL POWER RANKINGS NWSLsoccer.com, the official website for the NWSL, produces a weekly Power Ranking among the nine teams in the league. Here is where Thorns FC have stacked up each week: Week Week 1 Week 2 Week 3

Rank 1 2 2

Previous Rank n/a 1 2

2014 HONORS & RECOGNITIONS NWSL TEAM OF THE WEEK - NBC SPORTS’ PROSOCCERTALK.COM Week 1 - MF Allie Long GWG Week 2 - GK Nadine Angerer 2 Saves Week 3 - GK Nadine Angerer 6 Saves Week 3 - F Jessica McDonald 2G

* - all stats NWSL play only


PORTLAND THORNS FC AT WESTERN NEW YORK SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER #

PLAYER

POS

HT

DOB

HOMETOWN

COLLEGE

23 1 18 9 22 4 24 17 19 8 10 7 21 14 13 2 25 6 12 11 16

Acevedo, Jackie Angerer, Nadine Betos, Michelle Boquete, Ver贸nica Brooks, Amber Catley, Stephanie Farrelly, Sinead Heath, Tobin Huffman, Sarah Kerr, Angie Long, Allie Marshall, Nikki Menges, Emily McDonald, Jessica Morgan, Alex Moros, Rebecca Niemiec, Courtney Shim, Meleana Sinclair, Christine Sullivan, Elisabeth Van Hollebeke, Rachel

F GK GK M M D M M D/M M M D D F F D D M F F D

5-2 5-9 5-9 5-3 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-7 6-0 5-7 5-5 5-9 5-4 5-9 5-5 5-5

01/18/1987 11/10/1978 02/25/1988 04/09/1987 01/23/1991 01/26/1994 11/16/1989 05/29/1988 03/05/1984 03/29/1985 08/13/1987 06/02/1988 07/28/1992 02/28/1988 07/02/1989 05/06/1985 04/13/1992 09/25/1991 06/12/1983 12/28/1991 08/26/1985

Austin, Texas Lohr am Main, Germany New York, N.Y. Santiago de Compostela, Spain Evansville, Ind. Melbourne, Australia Havertown, Pa. Morristown, N.J. Danbury, Conn. San Diego, Calif. Huntington, N.Y. Thornton, Colo. Garden City, N.Y. Phoenix, Ariz. San Dimas, Calif. Manhattan, N.Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Honolulu, Hawaii Burnaby, B.C. Memphis, Tenn. Del Mar, Calif.

Southern Nazarene Univ. n/a Georgia n/a North Carolina n/a Virginia North Carolina Virginia Portland North Carolina Colorado Georgetown North Carolina Cal-Berkeley Duke La Salle Santa Clara Portland Mississippi State Stanford

COACHES & STAFF HEAD COACH: Paul Riley ASSISTANT COACH: Michael Demakis ASSISTANT COACH: Skip Thorp ASSISTANT COACH: Scot Thompson

GOALKEEPER COACH: Steve Reese ATHLETIC TRAINER: Katie Donnelley, ATC EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Megan Lovich

NUMERICAL ROSTER # 1 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

PLAYER Nadine Angerer Rebecca Moros Stephanie Catley Meleana Shim Nikki Marshall Angie Kerr Ver贸nica Boquete Allie Long Elisabeth Sullivan Christine Sinclair Alex Morgan Jessica McDonald Rachel Van Hollebeke Tobin Heath Michelle Betos Sarah Huffman Katarina Tarr Emily Menges Amber Brooks Jackie Acevedo Sinead Farrelly Courtney Niemiec

POS GK D D M D M M M F F F F D M GK D/M D D M F M D

PRONUNCIATION Ahn-ger-er more-ohs mel-LAY-ah-nah

van HALL-ah-beck bay-toss

men-GUESS ah-seh-vay-doe shih-nade far-lee nee-MICK

NATIONALITY Germany United States Australia United States United States United States Spain United States United States Canada United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States Mexico/United States United States United States

LAST CLUB Brisbane Roar (Australia) INAC Kobe Leonessa (Japan) Melbourne Victory (Australia) Santa Clara (NCAA) Western New York (WPSL Elite) Sky Blue FC (WPS) Tyres枚 FF (Sweden) New York Fury (WPSL Elite) Mississippi State (NCAA) Western New York (WPS) Sounders Women (W-League) Seattle Reign FC (NWSL) Boston Breakers (WPS) Paris Saint-Germain (France) Boston Breakers (NWSL) Western New York (NWSL) SGS Essen (Germany) Georgetown (NCAA) Bayern Munich (Germany) Houston Aces (WPSL) FC Kansas City (NWSL) La Salle (NCAA)

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