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[W]hen the team had to make a final decision during the offseason on whether to trade for Rodriguez, whose rights were held by Seattle and who sat out the league’s first season while pregnant with her first child, Andonovski again wanted to go through Holiday. He called her as she boarded the bus after a national team practice and told her he needed her opinion on a question of great importance. She told him to wait while she got off the bus so she could give it her full attention.

She told him Rodriguez would score ‘tons of goals.’ He asked her if she was speaking as a friend or as a team captain. It was as both, but she assured him again that Rodriguez would get the job done.

Little, in fact, scored more goals than Rodriguez in the regular season. No one scored more than Rodriguez in the playoffs. Holiday had it right all along. And Kansas City had the pure goal scorer it didn’t have a season ago.
‘It’s almost like she wanted to prove something,’ Andonovski said.

By Graham Hayes, “Ultimate Soccer Mom Amy Rodriguez Delivers NWSL Title To FC Kansas City” (via fyeahamyrodriguez)

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Kelley O’Hara and Nadia Nadim co-claimed the Golden Boot this season after both players scored seven goals each.
O’Hara started off the season as a defender, but was positioned at forward on May 21 against the Washington Spirit. She scored her first goal with SBFC in that match, and continued to be an offensive threat throughout the season. She ended the 2014 campaign with seven goals, including two game-winners, and five assists in 22 starts.
"It is gratifying to see Kelley have such a good year in scoring goals and creating goal scoring opportunities,” Gabarra said. “She continued her development and showed her versatility by performing at such a consistently high level on both sides of the ball."
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kellsohara:

Kelley O’Hara and Nadia Nadim co-claimed the Golden Boot this season after both players scored seven goals each.

O’Hara started off the season as a defender, but was positioned at forward on May 21 against the Washington Spirit. She scored her first goal with SBFC in that match, and continued to be an offensive threat throughout the season. She ended the 2014 campaign with seven goals, including two game-winners, and five assists in 22 starts.

"It is gratifying to see Kelley have such a good year in scoring goals and creating goal scoring opportunities,” Gabarra said. “She continued her development and showed her versatility by performing at such a consistently high level on both sides of the ball."

(source: http://www.skybluefc.com/home/832370.html, photo credit as tagged in photo)