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Sinead Farrelly Named NWSL Player of the Week

Jeremiah Mitchell Braeback/Stumptown Footy

Portland Thorns midfielder Sinead Farrelly has been named NWSL Play of the Week for Week 12 by members of the media, the Thorns and National Women's Soccer League announced Tuesday.

Farrelly scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute of the Thorns 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on Friday, heading in Alyssa Kleiner's perfectly placed cross for her 2nd goal of the season, which gave the Thorns their third victory of the season, their first since April 18.

Farrelly becomes the second Thorns player named NWSL Player of the Week in the past three weeks.  Goalkeeper Michelle Betos was named the Player of the Week for Week 10, following her last-minute header to capture a 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City on June 19.

Portland Thorns Press Release

Farrelly nets game-winning goal against Sky Blue FC in comeback win
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC midfielder Sinead Farrelly was named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 12 of the 2015 NWSL season, it was announced today. The selection marks Farrelly’s first NWSL Player of the Week honor of her career.
Thorns FC scored two goals in the final 20 minutes to secure a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Sky Blue FC on July 3 as Farrelly tallied the game-winning goal, her second of the season, converting a perfectly placed cross from Alyssa Kleiner with a well-struck header in the 79th minute.
Farrelly, the only player for Portland to start and play every minute this season, is the second Thorns FC player this season to earn NWSL Player of the Week honors. Goalkeeper Michelle Betos received the honor for Week 10.
Thorns FC return to action against Sky Blue FC on Saturday, July 11, at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.; kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (Pacific).
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.