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A-Rod and Holiday lead FC Kansas City to title
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2014 9:23PM

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[NWSL: Final] U.S. national team stars Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday teamed up for both goals to lead FC Kansas City to a 2-1 win at regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC in the 2014 NWSL final in front of 4,252 fans at Starfire Stadium.

Seattle had the edge early in the game, but it was FC Kansas City went ahead in the 22nd when Holiday's through ball cut out three Reign defenders and found Rodriguez, who slotted the ball past keeper Hope Solo.



Holiday's dribbling skills were evident on the second goal in the 56th minute as she beat two Seattle defenders Lauren Barnes and Keelin Winters on the right side and cut the ball back to A-Rod, who slotted the ball with her left foot past Solo.



Three minutes after hitting the post, Megan Rapinoe finally scored for the Reign, but it left Seattle only three minutes of regulation and three more of stoppage time to find an equalizer that never came.

Aug. 31 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle 1 FC Kansas City 2. Goals: Rodriguez (Holiday) 22, Rodriguez (Holiday) 56; Rapinoe 87.
Seattle -- Solo, Cox, Barnes, Reed (Nogueira, 83), Fletcher, Winters, Fishlock, Little, Kawasumi, Leroux (Goebel, 67), Rapinoe.
FC Kansas City -- Barnhart, Kallman, Phillips, Robinson, Sauerbrunn, Buczkowski, Richmond, Holiday, Mathias (LePeilbet, 71), Tymrak (Bogus, 76), Rodriguez (Hagen, 64)
Referee: Margaret Domka .
Att.: 4,252.


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  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: September 1, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.
    The USMNT could use a few corner kicks like the screamers that Loren Holliday hit. Pretty fine match. If only MLS had one team that played with the spirit and class that these ladies showed.


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