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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.

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

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thrace-:

I’m really pleased for A-Rod.  Jill.

riotsofmylife:

tpinoe:

Lauren “Cheney” Holiday individual skill + A-Rod Goal | Final vs. Seattle | 8/31/14

This Holiday to A-Rod connection is unstoppable

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danielstudges:

'What does Liverpool Football Club mean to Daniel Agger?”

"Do we have time for that?"

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football-tho:

im like 2% human and 98% football

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Together, we are Rose City. [ x ]

"Carli’s PK can be seen orbiting the moon still on a clear night."

reading the equalizer’s comment thread paid off for once (via forevertobinist)

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nylander:

Alex Carpenter’s shootout goal to sweep Canada in the U-22 series. Highlights[x]

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valenswood:

It’s just so professional, a professional atmosphere and by far my favourite part of playing for Portland is the fans. We have an unbelievable fanbase. (x)

underrated portland thorns » nikki marshall

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Welcome to Liverpool, Mario. Lets hope you can use all that fire in a positive way.

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