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Portland Thorns, Canada star Beckie to overlook Girls’s World Cup


Mar 18, 2023

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Janine Beckie performed for Canada in the course of the current SheBelieves Cup amid a dispute with Canada Soccer.James Williamson – AMA/Getty Photographs

Portland Thorns and Canada girls’s nationwide workforce ahead Janine Beckie will miss the upcoming NWSL season and the 2023 Girls’s World Cup after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her proper knee, her membership introduced Friday.

Beckie suffered the harm on Wednesday throughout a preseason pleasant for the Thorns in opposition to the U.S. U-23 girls’s youth nationwide workforce. The 28-year-old will endure surgical procedure within the coming weeks, the Thorns stated.

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“Heartbroken is an understatement,” Beckie stated in an announcement on social media. “Sadly yesterday docs confirmed that in Wednesday evening’s sport I tore my ACL.

“Having labored so arduous throughout low season for what was set to be one of many largest seasons of my profession, defending the title for Portland Thorns and naturally taking part in within the World Cup for Canada, being out for an prolonged time period if a troublesome tablet to swallow.

“I will be supporting my team-mates for each membership and nation this season and it goes with out saying I will be again higher and stronger than ever.”

The previous Manchester Metropolis participant was a part of the Canada workforce that gained Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2021 and has scored 36 objectives in 101 appearances at worldwide degree.

Beckie was additionally on the forefront of the workforce’s current protest over pay fairness and price range cuts earlier than it was introduced earlier this month that the gamers had reached an interim funding settlement with Canada Soccer.

She was set to be a key participant on this summer time’s World Cup, which is able to happen in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20.

The Thorns will start the protection of the NWSL Championship it gained final 12 months at house to the Orlando Pleasure on March 26.