Portland’s Tobin Heath Voted NWSL Player of the Week
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath was voted the NWSL player of the week after a goal and an assist last weekend against the Washington Spirit.
The Thorns beat the Spirit 4-1. Heath's corner kick was headed by teammate Lindsey Horan for a goal in the 26th minute. Then Heath took a pass from Christine Sinclair and got past charging Washington goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe before sliding the ball in for the goal in the 46th minute.
Heath, who scored in the U.S. national team's 5-2 victory over Japan last summer to win the Women's World Cup, leads the league with five assists this season.
It is her first player of the week honor in the National Women's Soccer League.