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Becky Sauerbrunn named to NWSL Team of the Month for June

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Portland Thorns FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn has been named to the NWSL Team of the Month for June.

Kansas City v Portland Thorns FC Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The National Women’s Soccer League announced today the June Team of the Month. Portland Thorns FC’s Becky Sauerbrunn was included on the team.

During the month of June, Sauerbrunn was calm and safe when starting build-up from the back. She completed 85% of her passes in the Thorns’ defensive half. Sauerbrunn was also a dominate aerial presence, winning 80% of her aerial duels.

Sauerbrunn will participate in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Send off Series before traveling to Tokyo to captain the USWNT in the Olympic Games. The USWNT play Mexico today and on July 5 at 4:30 p.m and 2:00 p.m PST, respectively.

The Thorns are back in action on July 3, as the team makes their first trip to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, KY. The Thorns will kickoff against Racing Louisville at 4:30 p.m. PST.

NWSL June Team of the Month

GK: Michelle Betos

DEF: Caprice Dydasco, Abby Erceg, Courtney Petersen, Becky Sauerbrunn

MID: Tori Huster, Kristie Mewis, Sam Mewis

FWD: Marta, Trinity Rodman, Lynn Williams

Player of the Month: Lynn Williams