Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little has been voted the Army National Guard Player of the Month by the media for the month of May of the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
The Scottish international was also voted Player of the Month for April and is the first player in NWSL history to earn the award on multiple occasions as well as in back-to-back months.
“I’m really pleased for Kim she has been a consistent performer in the league and has given every opposition we have played problems,” said head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “She has worked hard to put in good performances and we hope that she can continue in this good form she is in.”
Little, 23, scored four goals over five games in May to help Reign FC to a 3-0-2 record during the month as Seattle maintained their place at the top of the league table.
The Aberdeen, Scotland native has scored in each of her last five contests and recorded her first assist of the season during Reign’s 3-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on June 1.
The five consecutive games with a goal ties an NWSL record set last season by Western New York Flash forward Abby Wambach. FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Holiday also scored in five straight matches during the 2013 season.
Little has started in all ten matches and played all but six minutes of the season. Her nine goals in 10 games leads the league and her four game-winning goals leads the club. Little is a perfect 4-4 from the penalty spot as Reign FC’s lone penalty taker.
She scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Portland Thorns FC on May 10 and has been instrumental in extending Seattle’s current unbeaten run to 10 games – which tied the NWSL record set by FC Kansas City in 2013 – with a game-tying goal in both the Reign’s 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City on May 21 and a 2-2 draw May 25 against the Western New York Flash.
Seattle Reign FC will have the opportunity to break the record when they return to action Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. (PT) against the Chicago Red Stars at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
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