I have come to bring you good news via the Portland Thorns twitter account:
You read that right. Tobin Heath has been activated and added back to the active roster. This means she will most likely play in the NWSL regular season instead of making her debut in the postseason, which can be a nervy situation. Returning now integrates her back into the team and most likely the starting XI at some point.
Heath has yet to play a regular season minute in 2017 after a back injury took her out. She had been doing her rehab in LA as we reported earlier. This is great news for Thorns fans as they will get to see her play in 2017.
She should be able to add a spark to a sometimes listless Thorns offense. We’ll keep you updated as we know more about her road back to the starting XI.
Welcome back, Tobin!