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Washington, D.C. (03/23/22) – The Washington Spirit are proud to announce Angela Salem as an assistant coach, effective immediately. Salem retired from playing professional soccer prior to the beginning of the 2022 season.
Salem spent 12 years in the professional game, including stops in various leagues in the United States, Australia and Finland. Most recently, Salem spent four seasons with the Portland Thorns. In 2021, she helped the Thorns to the NWSL Challenge Cup, the NWSL Shield, and the International Champions Cup. She was also named a finalist for the NWSL Most Valuable Player award and a member of the NWSL Best XI. While she played much of her NWSL career in Portland, she spent a season with the Spirit in 2015.
“Angela is a tremendous human being and we are excited to welcome her back to the Spirit Fam,” Head Coach Kris Ward said. “Her experience within the league will be a huge addition for us but her experience off the field will be just as valuable.”