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Sky Blue FC Star Christie Rampone Selected to NWSL 2014 Best XI

by Gregg Snyder | Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014
(Photo courtesy of David Blair/Portland Thorns FC)

(Photo courtesy of David Blair/Portland Thorns FC)

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the Best XI selections for the 2014 NWSL Season.

Sky Blue FC’s Christie Rampone was voted to the Best XI for the second consecutive year, one of only four players to achieve that. The other three players that have now been selected two years in a row are FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn, Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock and FC Kansas City forward Lauren Holiday.

Earlier this week Rampone was named the Sky Blue FC  team MVP and Defender of the Year, honors that were voted on by coaches, players, staff, and media. Rampone, the U.S. Women’s national team and Sky Blue captain, earned both awards last season as well.

Rampone played 19 games, starting 18, and she only missed three games while on international duty. The veteran’s leadership has been pivotal to both Sky Blue and the US National Team.

The star defender was forced to battle through some injuries early this season. After getting off to a tough start, it was no coincidence the team started playing it’s best as Rampone rounded into form. Sky Blue ended the year matching a franchise record five-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 9-3 in that span.

NWSL Best XI

Position

Player

Club

Country

Note

Goalkeeper

Alyssa Naeher

Boston Breakers

USA

106 saves

 

 

 

 

 

Defender

Kendall Fletcher

Seattle Reign FC

USA

.83 team GAA

Defender

Ali Krieger

Washington Spirit

USA

1 goal

Defender

Christie Rampone

Sky Blue FC

USA

1 goal, 2 assists

Defender

Becky Sauerbrunn

FC Kansas City

USA

8 shutouts

 

 

 

 

 

Midfielder

Verónica Boquete

Portland Thorns FC

Spain

4 goals, 6 assists

Midfielder

Jess Fishlock

Seattle Reign FC

Wales

4 goals, 8 assists

Midfielder

Kim Little

Seattle Reign FC

Scotland

16 goals, 7 assists

 

 

 

 

 

Forward

Lauren Holiday

FC Kansas City

USA

8 goals, 7 assists

Forward

Nahomi Kawasumi

Seattle Reign FC

Japan

9 goals, 5 assists

Forward

Amy Rodriguez

FC Kansas City

USA

13 goals, 3 assists

 

Earlier this season, we were able to interview Rampone for our web series, Overtime. Take a look at what she had to say when interviewed by host, Jackie Daly.

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