NWSL Icon Angela Salem Aligns with Soccer Resilience®

Angela Salem, an incredible pro soccer journeywoman, is named our newest ambassador for our growing sports mindset agency, Soccer Resilience®.

The Akron, Ohio native has succeeded for many teams, both in the US and abroad. Examples of domestic teams include Western New York Flash, Washington Spirit, Boston Breakers, and Portland Thorns FC. Angela also played internationally for clubs in Finland and Australia.

While playing professional soccer for Portland Thorns FC, Angela earned a master’s in education in clinical mental health in 2020 from Springfield College – where she has also coached.

“Throughout my career of both playing and coaching, I have realized that there is a need for a holistic approach towards athletes – one that focuses not only on sport performance but also mental wellbeing. So I dedicated most of my time outside of playing to educate myself on mental health to help me and others mentally and emotionally, not just physically. This is why I am so excited to join Soccer Resilience® – it is an organization whose mission is to guide athletes on how to develop a clear purpose, build perseverance, and enhance performance!”


Angela joins fellow NWSL players Sydney Miramontez and Cari Roccaro as members of our surging team at Soccer Resilience® that is focused to lift the women’s game. The Soccer Resilience® team also includes 2019 World Cup Champion, Jessicca McDonald, as a founder/partner plus Vicky Bruce, Emily Perrin and Sam Lofton as other examples of female soccer leaders. Soccer Resilience® is the official sports mindset agency for both the NWSL Players’ Association and the USL W League as well!

“I marvel at Angela’s career! She’s deeply respected as a professional of 12 years, but more importantly, for who she is as a human being! When we started to connect about what she’s experienced and learned – and how she wants to translate that knowledge and transform others – it resonated with my own mission to serve, give back, and improve our sport. We, at Soccer Resilience®, are grateful and inspired that Angela believes in and wants to expand our endeavor to strengthen mental fitness – for life on and off the pitch.”

  • WELLS THOMPSON (Soccer Resilience® Founder, Father of three sons, Former 9-year pro/MLS Cup Champion)

And to cap off her STELLAR career, Ang has been nominated for the NWSL Most Valuable Player!

Her teammates on the Thorns explain why she should be NWSL MVP:

Soccer Resilience®: Our mission and skill is to train the most underutilized competitive edge in soccer, the MIND, transforming the mindset, performance and wellbeing of athletes, coaches and parents. We help the “software” (mental) bring the best out of the “hardware” (technical, tactical, physical). Our founders include a World Cup Champion, a MLS Cup Champion, a 20-year Psychologist and former NCAA Division I Coach/Pro Team President. We are mindset coaches, mental game advisors and content providers for tools and strategies for all levels, youth to pro, including organizations such as NWSL Players Association and SOCCER.COM. Train your brain. Transform your game…and life.


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