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Blazers' Ezeli has knee surgery

WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Thorns acquire goalkeeper Eckerstrom in trade with North Carolina


Portland center Festus Ezeli, who is out for the season, had surgery Wednesday in Vail, Colorado, on his left knee.


Portland has graded with the North Carolina Courage, gaining goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom for two 2018 college draft picks.

Eckerstrom, 23, is from Germantown, Maryland, and Penn State. She was the 26th pick in the 2016 draft and had three games, all starts, last season for the Western New York Flash, the defending league champions who have moved to Cary, North Carolina.