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Seattle Reign dominates NWSL Best XI selections
August 29th, 2014 8:59PM

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[AWARDS] The regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC leads all teams with four players on the 2014 NWSL Best XI (and three more on the Second XI). Seattle hosts FC Kansas City, which has three Best XI picks, on Sunday in the NWSL final at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. (live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. ET).

Four players -- Sky Blue FC defender Christie Rampone, FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn, Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock and FC Kansas City forward Lauren Holiday -- were voted to the Best XI for the second consecutive season.

Sixteen of the 22 players on the two teams are Americans. And of those 16, 13 have been called into the U.S. women’s national team training camp ahead of a pair of matches against Mexico. The three players not called up were Seattle Reign FC defenders Kendall Fletcher and Lauren Barnes and Portland Thorns FC forward Jessica McDonald.

NWSL Best XI
Goalkeeper
Alyssa Naeher, Boston Breakers
Defenders
Kendall Fletcher, Seattle Reign FC
Ali Krieger, Washington Spirit
Christie Rampone, Sky Blue FC
Becky Sauerbrunn, FC Kansas City
Midfielders
Veronica Boquete, Portland Thorns FC
Jess Fishlock, Seattle Reign FC
Kim Little, Seattle Reign FC
Forwards
Lauren Holiday, FC Kansas City
Nahomi Kawasumi, Seattle Reign FC
Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City

NWSL Second XI
Goalkeeper
Hope Solo, Seattle Reign FC
Defenders
Lauren Barnes, Seattle Reign FC
Stephanie Catley, Portland Thorns FC
Stephanie Cox, Seattle Reign FC
Julie Johnston, Chicago Red Stars
Midfielder
Carli Lloyd, Western New York Flash
Allie Long, Portland Thorns FC
Heather O'Reilly, Boston Breakers
Forwards
Jessica McDonald, Portland Thorns FC
Christen Press, Chicago Red Stars
Jodie Taylor, Washington Spirit


1 comment
  1. James e Chandler
    commented on: August 30, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.
    Holiday (Cheney) is not a forward, so how can she be one on the "best" eleven? Politics, and soccer, a distasteful mix. Come to think of it, politics and anything is pretty nauseating.


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