Name: Angela Salem
Jersey number: 26
Date of birth: July 24, 1988
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
College: Francis Marion University
Last club: Washington Spirit
How acquired: Acquired via trade with Washington Spirit on Nov. 19, 2015
Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, played in 24 games (all starts) ... Logged 2,117 minutes, most on the team ... Also ranked first on the club in passes attempted with 1,099 ... Made her 100th NWSL appearance on Sept. 10, 2017, a home game against Portland Thorns FC ... In 2016 with the Breakers, started all 19 games she appeared in ... Played 1,699 minutes, second most on the team ... Scored first professional goal in the U.S. It came on July 17, 2016, in a 3-2 loss to Sky Blue FC at home ... In 2015 with the Washington Spirit, started 12 of the 15 games she appeared in … Logged 987 minutes … Tallied one assist … 2014: With the Western New York Flash, appeared in 23 games (22 starts) … Played 1,858 minutes … Traded on Oct. 21, 2014 from the Flash to the Washington Spirit … Played for the Newcastle Jets of Australia’s Westfield W-League during the offseason … 2013: With Western New York, started 20 of the 21 games she appeared in … Logged 1,783 minutes … Went on loan to the Newcastle Jets in Australia in the offseason … 2012: With Western New York in the WPSL Elite, started 15 of the 16 matches she appeared in … Scored the game-winning penalty kick in the championship game against the Chicago Red Stars … 2011: Played 11 games (nine starts) with the Atlanta Beat in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) … Went overseas following the WPS season, playing for Aland United in Finland … 2010: Appeared in three matches for Sky Blue FC in WPS.
College: Four-year starter at Francis Marion University in South Carolina … Started all 59 matches she played for the Patriots … Tallied 11 goals and 27 assists … Named Team MVP as a sophomore and junior … As a freshman, set the school’s single-season assist record with 11.
Scholastic/club: Attended Copley High School and played for coach (and mother) Tina Salem … As a senior, scored 23 goals with 13 assists and led Copley to fourth straight Suburban League title … All-State and All-Conference player at Copley … Career totals: 81 goals and 46 assists … Member of Ohio ODP state team … Played for Cleveland FC club team.
Personal: Born Angela Marguerite Salem in Akron, Ohio ... Parents are Joe and Tina Salem ... Has two older sisters, Scarlett and Katrina, who both played soccer in college, as well as an older brother, Joseph, who played professionally in the NASL for the Puerto Rico Islanders.