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Q&A: Portland Thorns FC midfielder Mana Shim talks growing up in Hawaii, playing with Alex Morgan and more

Q&A: Portland Thorns FC midfielder Mana Shim talks growing up in Hawaii, playing with Alex Morgan and more

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Mana Shim is looking to win her second NWSL Championship. 

In this Q&A with Nutmeg Incorporated, Shim talks about playing for the Thorns, growing up in Hawaii and attending Santa Clara.

What was it like growing up in Hawaii?

Growing up in Hawaii was pretty much what it sounds like. My hair was bleached blonde from the sun and I wore my swimsuit to school and soccer…

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