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Thorns FC Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch Named to 2017 Nwsl Best Xi

October 12, 2017 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Portland Thorns FC News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch earned National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Best XI honors for the 2017 season, it was announced today.

Franch, 26, who was a 2013 NWSL Second XI selection, was one of four Thorns FC players to start all 24 matches during the regular season, posting a record of 14-5-5, while leading the NWSL in shutouts (11) and save percentage (80.0). In her second season with Thorns FC, the Salina, Kan., native set a new NWSL single-season record for shutouts, establishing the record in Portland's scoreless draw on the road against the Orlando Pride on Sept. 23. Franch helped anchor a defense that allowed the fewest goals (20) in the NWSL during the regular season, posting a 0.83 goals-against average, which ranked second in the league. In addition, Franch finished the regular season ranked fourth in saves (80) and also stopped two penalty-kick attempts.

The NWSL Best XI team (listed by position, alphabetically by last name):

NWSL Best XI - Goalkeeper: Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC - Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper, North Carolina Courage; Ali Krieger, Orlando Pride; Becky Sauerbrunn, FC Kansas City; Casey Short, Chicago Red Stars - Midfielders: Jess Fishlock, Seattle Reign FC; Sam Mewis, North Carolina Courage; McCall Zerboni, North Carolina Courage - Forwards: Marta, Orlando Pride; Sam Kerr, Sky Blue FC; Christen Press, Chicago Red Stars

The NWSL awards are voted on by club officials, players, media that cover the league on a consistent basis and fans.

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