HEATHER O’REILLY NAMED ONE OF TOP TRENDING WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS
16th Annual Google Year in Search List Announced Wednesday
KANSAS CITY (Dec 14, 2016) – Google announced their 16th Annual Year in Search list on Wednesday morning, giving us a peek into the people, moments and brands that captured our attention in 2016.
In the United States, this year’s list of Top Trending Women’s Soccer Players included FC Kansas City midfielder, Heather O’Reilly. O’Reilly is one of five players with National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) experience to make Google’s list in 2016.
According to Google: ‘Year in Search looks at the Trending terms of the year, unlike many other lists that look at the most popular terms, or use another methodology. This difference in methodology means that our lists are really a measure of growth - how much a term’s search interest has peaked in 2016, as compared to 2015, and so the terms are likely to be very different than a list of, say, most popular terms by volume, which would favor more established terms.’
O’Reilly recently retired from international competition with the U.S. Women’s National Team, but has been an integral part of FC Kansas City since arriving via trade prior to the 2015 season. She has started in every game she’s been available and has three goals and five assists for FCKC.