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Kim Little Wins NWSL Golden Boot Award

Kim LIttle

courtesy nwslsoccer.com

Not that fans of the NWSL didn’t know, but it was made official on Thursday that Kim Little of the Seattle Reign FC won the 2014 NWSL Golden Boot Award. The Golden Boot award is given out to the player that scored the most goals in the regular season.

Little, only 24, led the league with 16 goals in twenty-three games played also included 7 assists, which was tied for second in the league one behind Reign teammate, Jessica Fishlock. She broke the record in Seattle’s twentieth game of the year against the Houston Dash when she scored two goals in a 4-1 win on July 30th.

The sixteen goals in a season broke the NWSL record which was previously held by FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Holiday. She set the record at twelve in eighteen games in the league’s first year of existence in 2013.

Little, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, scored goals in six straight games from May 10th to June 7th. She scored against the other eight teams in the league and was named player of the month in April and May, becoming the first player to accomplish that feat.

Here is a log of all the goals Little scored this year from nwslsoccer.com

Goal

Date

Opponent

Min

Assist

Result

1

April 13

Boston Breakers

49

None

W 3-0

2

April 13

Boston Breakers

54

Jess Fishlock

W 3-0

3

April 27

Houston Dash

19

None – PK

W 2-0

4

April 27

Houston Dash

38

Bev Goebel

W 2-0

5

May 10

Portland Thorns FC

90

Bev Goebel

W 1-0

6

May 14

FC Kansas City

20

None – PK

W 3-2

7

May 21

FC Kansas City

45

None – PK

D 1-1

8

May 25

Western New York Flash

90 + 2

Bev Goebel

D 2-2

9

June 1

Sky Blue FC

53

None

W 3-1

10

June 7

Chicago Red Stars

65

None – PK

W 3-1

11

June 7

Chicago Red Stars

77

None – PK

W 3-1

12

July 27

Portland Thorns FC

90 + 3

None

W 5-0

13

July 30

Houston Dash

27

Jess Fishlock

W 4-1

14

July 30

Houston Dash

78

None

W 4-1

15

August 6

Houston Dash

63

None

W 4-1

16

August 9

Washington Spirit

89

Megan Rapinoe

D 1-1

It would not be far fetched to think Little will also win the MVP award as well. Little was a big addition to Seattle this year and showed how important she was to the team even with all the international players that Seattle had.

Chris Blakely is the Lead Writer/Editor for StoppageTimeSoccer. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealCBlakely, like him on Facebook or add him to your Google circles.

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