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Norwegian International Elise Thorsnes departing Utah Royals FC?

Social media seems to indicate so...

Elise Thorsnes
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It seems that Norwegian international Elise Thorsnes is likely departing Utah Royals FC based upon various social media activity. Thorsnes played only 353 minutes in the National Women’s Soccer League. In those minutes, three of which were starts, she took two shots putting neither one of them on target.

Thorsnes arrived with high hopes after scoring six goals in nine matches with her previous club Canberra United and twenty-six goals in fifty-eight appearances with Norwegian Club Avaldsnes. The acquirement of Christen Press and the rising performance of Katie Stengel combined with injuries have made it hard for her to get into the starting XI, with the last time the Norwegian played a full 90 minutes being in late April.

While it is unknown as to where Thorsnes could be heading, it is logical to conclude that there may be a strong possibility that she is leaving only on a temporary basis, perhaps seeking to continue rehabbing in her native Norway as she prepares for the last round of the 2019 France World Cup Qualifiers. On the other hand, the move could be more permanent as Laura Harvey seeks to open up roster space for the upcoming transfer window.

Thorsnes turned thirty just yesterday. This story will continue to update.