U.S. national team stars Amy Rodriguez
and Lauren Holiday
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
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.: