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Menges, Salem included in NWSL August Team of the Month

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Two Thorns were included in the NWSL August Team of the Month.

NJ/NY Gotham City FC v Portland Thorns FC Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images

Emily Menges and Angela Salem were named today to the NWSL August Team of the Month. The Team of the Month is voted on by the NWSL Media Association.

The North Carolina Courage had the most players included in the team with three. Portland Thorns FC, NJ/NY Gotham FC and OL Reign, each had two players represented. One player from the Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville FC made the cut.

Menges was named to the team for the second consecutive month. The center back has been crucial to the Thorns’ possession game and completed 85% of her passes. Menges also completed 70% of her attempted tackles through Portland’s five matches during the month of August.

Salem was the other Thorns’ representative on the team. Salem has been ever-present in the Portland midfield throughout the season and has done great work on and off the ball. She has been dominant in midfield throughout the month of August and topped it all off with a stunning volleyed goal against OL Reign.

The Thorns are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. PST. The Portland Thorns will welcome the Washington Spirit to Providence Park.