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Thorns FC Midfielder Tobin Heath Signs with Manchester United

September 9, 2020 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Portland Thorns FC News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath has signed with FA Women's Super League side Manchester United. Portland will retain Heath's NWSL rights.

Heath, 32, joined Thorns FC in the NWSL's inaugural season in 2013 and has helped guide Portland to a pair of NWSL Championships (2013, 2017) and an NWSL Shield (2016). A three-time NWSL Best XI selection (2016, 2018, 2019), Heath has appeared in 70 regular-season matches (63 starts), recording 12 goals and 24 assists.

She is one of two players to appear in every postseason match for Thorns FC, tallying three goals and one assist in nine playoff games. In 2013, Heath was named NWSL Championship game MVP as she scored a dramatic long-distance free-kick goal in Portland's 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash.

With the U.S. Women's National Team, Heath has won two FIFA Women's World Cup titles (2015, 2019) and two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012). During her career with the national team, she has made 168 appearances, registering 33 goals and 40 assists.

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