LAUREN HOLIDAY WINS NWSL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

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Updated: August 27, 2013
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Completes Team Sweep of League’s Individual Awards

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas (Aug. 27, 2013) – FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Holiday was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Most Valuable Player for the 2013 NWSL season.

Western New York Flash forward Abby Wambach finished second in the voting, while Chicago Red Stars midfielder Lori Chalupny was third.

Lauren HolidayThe Indianapolis native led the league in both goals (12) and assists (9). She also ranked fourth in shots (63) and shots on goal (31) while helping FC Kansas City to 38 points and second place in the NWSL standings.

The UCLA product played every minute of her 18 appearances and was named NWSL Player of the Month for June and NWSL Player of the Week for 18 (ending Aug. 4).

The U.S. international scored against all seven other teams in the league, with her five goals against Portland Thorns FC the most she scored against any single opponent.

Holiday set a NWSL record by registering at least a goal or an assist in 10 consecutive games. See below for a complete list of games during the streak:

DayDateOpponentTimeVenueInfo/Result
Preseason
TueMarch 18University of Missouri (EXHIBITION)6:30pmAudrey J. Walton Stadium (Columbia, MO)W 5-0
SatMarch 22Chicago Red Stars (EXHIBITION)7:00pmSt. Louis Soccer Park (Fenton, MO)D 1-1
SatMarch 29University of Kansas (EXHIBITION)1:00pmJayhawk Soccer Complex (Lawrence, KS)W 3-1
SatApril 5Oklahoma State University (EXHIBITION)4:00pmSwope Park Championship FieldW 10-0
Regular Season
SatApril 12Sky Blue FC7:00pmDurwood StadiumD 1-1
SatApril 19Washington Spirit5:30pmMaryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)L 1-3
SatApril 26Portland Thorns FC9:00pmProvidence Park (Portland, OR)L 1-3
WedApril 30Chicago Red Stars7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 1-0
SatMay 3Houston Dash7:00pmBBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)W 4-0
WedMay 7WNY Flash6:00pmSahlen's Stadium (Rochester, NY)L 1-2
SunMay 11Washington Spirit6:00pmDurwood StadiumW 2-1
WedMay 14Seattle Reign FC9:00pmMemorial Stadium (Seattle, WA)L 2-3
SunMay 18Houston Dash5:00pmDurwood StadiumD 2-2
WedMay 21Seattle Reign FC7:00pmDurwood StadiumD 1-1
SunMay 25Boston Breakers6:00pmHarvard Stadium (Boston, MA)W 2-0
WedJune 4WNY Flash7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 1-0
SatJune 7Boston Breakers7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 2-0
SatJune 14Houston Dash8:00pmBBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)W 2-1
SatJune 21Chicago Red Stars7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 1-0
SatJune 28Portland Thorns FC7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 1-0
SunJuly 6Sky Blue FC5:00pmYurcak Field (Pisataway, NJ)W 5-0
SunJuly 13Portland Thorns FC4:00pmProvidence Park (Portland, OR)L 1-7
FriJuly 18WNY Flash6:30pmSahlen's Stadium (Rochester, NY)D 1-1
SunJuly 27Sky Blue FC5:00pmDurwood StadiumW 2-1
WedJuly 30Washington Spirit6:00pmMaryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)L 1-2
SatAug 2Seattle Reign FC7:00pmDurwood StadiumD 1-1
WedAug 6Boston Breakers7:00pmDurwood StadiumW 2-1
SatAug 9Chicago Red Stars7:00pmBenedictine University (Lisle, IL)L 2-1
SatAug 23Semifinals12:00pmDurwood StadiumW 2-0
SatAug 31Championship2:00pm Starfire Stadium (Seattle, WA)Click Here

The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials and NWSL players.