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Heath to ESPN: “I am very happy here in the U.S.”

Tobin Heath has a minor back injury and will not play in the upcoming USWNT matches against Russia.

Tobin Heath believes Portland Thorns FC are the best club in the world.

Tobin Heath believes Portland Thorns FC are the best club in the world.

In an interview on ESPN after winning U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year, Tobin Heath said she is happy playing in NWSL.

“I love European football and the idea of playing in the Champions League is awesome, but we’ve got a great league here, NWSL, and we’re going into our fifth season. I think I’m playing for the best club in the world with the Portland Thorns and in that way I am very happy here in the U.S. I feel like I’m in an environment where I can continue to grow and and push my game.”

Heath spent time at Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and 2014 but the French club did not qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the spring of 2013 while Heath was there. Her U.S. teammates Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn have both been linked with moves to Europe, at least in part to participate in the Champions League.

The full interview can be seen here.

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