Editor’s word: For those who or somebody is having ideas of suicide or is in emotional misery, contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Thorns goalie Bella Bixby mentioned Sunday her father died by suicide within the week before Portland’s NWSL semifinal match in opposition to Chicago.
Bixby and the Thorns misplaced 2-0 to the Pink Stars on Sunday. She introduced the information of her father’s loss of life hours after.
“I don’t really feel like I owe anybody a proof, however I do really feel like I’m able to say it,” Bixby wrote. “My father died this week by suicide. And I’ve stunned myself how robust I’ve been, however I couldn’t maintain it in anymore.”
“My enjoying for this metropolis meant a lot to him.”
Bixby obtained assist all through the NWSL group following her announcement on Sunday, together with a message from Chicago.
Bixby, 25, accomplished her second season with the Thorns in 2021, a 12 months wherein she allowed simply 11 targets in 16 video games. She beforehand made 72 appearances in 4 seasons at Oregon State from 2014 to ’17.