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Portland Thorns FC re-signs Simone Charley to two-year deal

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The forward scored two goals in 2020 for the Thorns.

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Portland Thorns FC announced on Friday that they have re-signed forward Simone Charley to a two-year contract. It’s the second re-signing the Thorns have announced this week, with the club bringing back Emily Menges on a three-year contract yesterday.

Charley has been with the Thorns since 2019, appearing in 21 matches (13 starts) and notching two goals and three assists, her first career goal coming in the Challenge Cup against Sky Blue FC. In 2020, Charley appeared in all 10 matches the Thorns played, tallying two goals and one assist.

For the full press release, click here.

Quotes:

Gavin Wilkinson, Portland Thorns FC general manager and president of soccer...

“We are delighted to re-sign Simone. She is a player that has continued to develop during her time in Portland and has shown her value in this league. Simone is a starting-caliber player, who provides us great options in numerous positions on the field.”

Mark Parsons, Portland Thorns FC head coach...

“Simone gives us a unique dimension in the final third with attacking qualities that provide a constant threat to the opposition. She has shown an incredible commitment to her own development and we are confident she can reach new heights in the coming years.”