Three Portland Thorns FC players — Bella Bixby, Meghan Klingenberg, and Emily Menges — were named to the NWSL Team of the Month for July.
Bella Bixby kept clean sheets against Racing Louisville FC, NJ/NY Gotham FC, and the Houston Dash in the month of July. She only conceded one goal in July when Marisa Viggiano scored in added time for the Orlando Pride. Bixby ended July with a 92% save percentage and guided Portland to an unbeaten record in July.
Meghan Klingenberg was also named to the NWSL Team of the Month. Klingenberg provided the game-winning assist to Marissa Everett in Portland’s 2-1 win against the Orlando Pride
Emily Menges rounded out the Thorns named to the NWSL Team of the Month. Menges played all 360 minutes for the Thorns in July. She also provided her first NWSL assist during the match against Racing Louisville. Menges played a lofted cross to Simone Charley, who headed Portland into a 2-0 lead.
NWSL Team of the Month
GK: Bella Bixby
DEF: Caprice Dydasco, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Menges and Kaite Naughton
MID: Morgan Gautrat, Allie Long and Andi Sullivan
FW: Ashley Hatch, Sydney Leroux and Mallory Pugh