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Salem named to third consecutive NWSL Team of the Month

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Angela Salem is the only Portland Thorn in the NWSL Team of the Month for October.

Portland Thorns FC v Kansas City Photo by Amy Kontras/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Angela Salem was today named to the NWSL Team of the Month for October. This is the third consecutive NWSL Team of the Month in which Salem has been included.

The Thorns only won one match in all of October but that win clinched the NWSL Shield for Portland. Salem patrolled the defensive midfield in all of the Thorns’ five matches during October, logging 412 minutes.

Coincidentally, I wrote a piece about Salem’s impact and MVP-caliber season earlier today which can be found below.

NWSL Team of the Month for October

GK: Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit)

DEF: Caprice Dydasco (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars), Sam Staab (Washington Spirit), Sophia Huerta (OL Reign)

MID: Jessica Fishlock (OL Reign), Morgan Gautrat (Chicago Red Stars), Angela Salem (Portland Thorns FC)

FW: Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit)

The NWSL Team of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis.

The full release can be read here.