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Top 20 Women’s Soccer Players of 2014

A scientifically sound Top 20 Women’s Soccer Players List.  First of its kind! Ok, so science had nothing to do with it. I based it on this year’s performance, big stage opportunities, roles on their club/NT, personal achievements, and the eyeball test.

  1. Nadine Keßler [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Bundesliga Champ, 2014 CL Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe
  2. Nilla Fischer [wiki]
    WCQ, Bundesliga Champ, 2014 CL Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  3. Kim Little [wiki / video]
    WCQ playoffs, NWSL Shield Winner, NWSL BEST XI, NWSL MVP, NWSL Golden Boot
  4. Vero Boquete [wiki / video]
    Spain’s first WCQ, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, NWSL Best XI
  5. Aya Miyama [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Runner Up, Asia Cup Winner,  Asia Cup Player of the Tournament, Asian Games Runner Up, Nadeshiko Regular Season Winner, Nadeshiko Best XI
  6. Louisa Nécib [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Cyprus Cup Winner, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, D1 Feminine Assist Leader
  7. Nahomi Kawasumi [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Runner Up, Asia Cup Winner, Asian Games Runner Up, NWSL Shield Winner, NWSL Best XI
  8. Celia Sasic [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Bundesliga Runner Up, Bundesliga Golden Boot, DFB-Pokal Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  9. Lauren Holiday [wiki / video]
    WCQ, NWSL Champ, NWSL Best XI, U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year
  10. Marta [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Tournament of Brasilia Winner, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, Damallsvenskan Champ
  11. Anja Mittag [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Damallsvenskan champ, Damallsvenskan Assist Leader, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  12. Wendie Renard [wiki]
    WCQ, Cyprus Cup Winner, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner
  13. Becky Sauerbrunn [wiki]
    WCQ, NWSL Champ, NWSL Best XI, NWSL Defender of the Year
  14. Caroline Seger [wiki]
    WCQ, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  15. Lara Dickenmann [wiki]
    Switzerland’s first WCQ, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, Swiss Player of the Year
  16. Ramona Bachmann [wiki / video]
    Switzerland’s first WCQ, Damallsvenskan Champ, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  17. Lotta Schelin [wiki / twitter]
    WCQ, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, Top Scorer for Sweden, Daimantbollen Winner, Sweden Forward of the Year
  18. Jessica Fishlock [wiki / video]
    Wales highest FIFA ranking, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, 2013-14 W-League Champ, W-League Grand Final Player of the Match, NWSL Shield winner, NWSL Best XI, NWSL Assist Leader
  19. Carli Lloyd [wiki / video]
    WCQ, NWSL Second XI, 7th in All Time USWNT Scorers
  20. Ali Riley [wiki]
    WCQ, OFC Nations Cup Champ, Damallsvenskan Champ, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists

Seattle Reign Off Season Newsletter – 3.04

☂ Reign in the News
Official Shop Sale | ReignFC
Naho’s blog has new address | ameblo
Naho Makes FIFA POTY Shortlist | S@H
Emma Hayes on Harvey’s Nom & Little | Skysports
Fishlock Weighs in on WC, Scotland, Little | voetbalcentraal
Positive Despite Defeat to Dutch – Little | bbc
Soccer / MMA Sisterhood – Rapinoe, Leroux | Foxsports
Midfielders Key to USWNT Success – Rapinoe | espn
Players’ Fight vs FIFA Bigger than Lawsuit | Think Progress
Fishlock: le dragon rouge de Seattle | voxstadium
Steph Catley Interview – Barnes, Fishlock | Beats And Rhymes
WSW Historic Win Over Sydney FC – Winters | World Game
Deines Scores for Potsdam Reserves in D2 | werder
Midseason Review: Melbourne Victory – Reed, Barnes | FFVic
Wales Boss Ludlow Will Inspire Hard Work – Fishlock (Blog) | BBC
Choosing Courage – Naho (Blog) | Kickn Cobblestones
Sasaki Talks Canada, Turf – Naho | Tokyo Sports
Kawasumi Stunned by Nomination | Japan Times

LGBT History Month Icon Megan Rapinoe (Video) | sdgln
Scotland vs Netherlands – Little (Photos) | womens soccer united
Women’s Football Academy to Open – Little (Video)
Kim / Reign Newspaper Spread (Photos)
Perth over the Victory Highlights – Reed, Barnes (Video) | ABC
INAC 1 – 1 Yunogo Belle Highlights – Naho, Bev (Video)
Lisa DeVanna talks Victory – Reed, Barnes (Podcast) | FFVic
Winters After WSW Win v Sydney FC (Podcast) | The Better Half
R8: WSW vs Canberra United – Winters, Fletcher (Photos) | FB
MIB Talk USWNT with Rapinoe (Podcast) | MIB
Leroux World Series Pregame Interview (Video) | America’s Pregame
Nadeshiko Head to Canada – Naho (Video)
Japan 3 – 0 Canada Highlights 10/26 – Naho (Video)
Japan 3 – 2 Canada Highlights 10/29 (Video)
Predmore in Copenhagen! – Kopmeyer (Photo) | Twitter

☂ Reign Abroad (Master List)
Catch up with Reign playing abroad behind the cut…

Goals Highlights (Video)

Fishlock – FFC Frankfurt
R8: SGS Essen 1 – 3 FFC Frankfurt
R9: FFC Frankfurt 3 – 0 Bayer Leverkusen
R10: FFC Frankfurt 7 – 0  Freigburg (Fishlock: Sub off 66’)
CL: FFC Frankfurt 5 – 0 Torres Calcio (Fishlock: Sub off 85’)

 – FFC Turbine Potsdam
2nd Div: Potsdam II 4 – 2 Werder Bremen (Deines: Goal 23’)

R6 League Podcast R7 Podcast R8 Podcast (Audio)

Reed / Barnes – Melbourne Victory
R7: Victory 0 – 1 Canberra United
Victory 1 – 3 Perth Glory
R9: Western Sydney Wanderers 0 – 3 Victory

Winters – Western Sydney Wanderers 
R7: WSW 2 – 1 Sydney FC (Winters: Goal ‘14)
R8: Canberra United 1 – 1 WSW
R9: Western Sydney Wanderers 0 – 3 Victory

Fletcher – Canberra United
R7: Victory 0 – 1 Canberra United
R8: Canberra United 1 – 1 WSW
R9: Canberra United 3 – 0 Sydney FC

[Nadeshiko League]
Full League Matches (Video)

Naho / Bev
 – INAC Kobe Leonessa
INAC 0 – 0 Albirex Niigata
INAC 1 – 1 Yunogo Belle
NTV Beleza 2 – 1 INAC

[Cyprus 1st Division]

KopmeyerApollon Ladies
CL: Brondby 3 – 1 Apollon Ladies
R1: Apollon Ladies 7 – 0 AMOK Chrysomilia

Archive: 3.01 3.02 3.03

Seattle Reign News Roundup – Issue 2

Highlights | Reign vs Spirit (Full Match)

Post Game Interviews
Press Conference (video) | Jess Fishlock (video) | Keelin Winters (video) |Kendall Fletcher (video)

Photo Sets
Wilson Tsoi/Facebook
Mike Russell/sounderatheart.com

Reign FC tops Washington Spirit 3-1 | goalWA.net
Reign FC vs Washington Spirit | CheekyBackheel
Reign Improve to 2-0 | seattletimes.com
Recap: Reign Train Rolls To A 3-1 Victory Over Spirit | sounderatheart.com
Washington Spirit fall 3-1 to Seattle Reign FC | SoccerWire.com
Reign 3, Spirit 1 | Washington Post
Seattle Reign FC star has bigger following than Marshawn Lynch – Sydney Leroux (video) | King5.com
Jess Fishlock (audio) | CheekyBackheel Podcast
Richard Farley on NWSL/Reign (audio) | Nos Audietis Podcast

NWSL Coverage
NWSL Week 3: A look ahead | SoccerByIves.net
NWSL Digest: Week 2 | prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com
NWSL Week 2 Review | allwhitekit.com

Bye Week Video Archives
INSIDE REIGN: Syd + Pinoe (video) | LEVYFilms
Elli Reed and Beverly Goebel (video)
Laura Harvey on the Bye Week (video)
Hope Solo on Year Two With Reign FC (video)
Post Game 1 Training (video)
Game 2 Match Preview (video)