9,090 Minutes

Photo by Amy Kontras courtesy of ISI Photos

Photo by Amy Kontras courtesy of ISI Photos

By Rachel Gaylor

KANSAS CITY  (August 18, 2017) – It has been 685 days since FC Kansas City has played a match without defender Brittany Taylor. In fact, since the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) began, she has gone the full 90 minutes in every game she’s been involved in, amassing 9,090 consecutive minutes of regular-season play, an NWSL record. And for every single one of those matches since April 16, 2016, the New York native and Connecticut alum has represented the Blues.

Sunday August 13, she was in the starting XI for her 37th straight game going back to her Kansas City beginning. She also took the pitch for her 100th regular season game becoming the third player to hit that mark. The game in Houston was a 1-0 win that snapped a nine-game winless streak for the club.

The game on August 16 in which she celebrated at home in front of the dedicated Blues fans that stuck through a two-hour rain delay and her teammates was a 2-1 comeback win for appearance number 101. Though she didn’t score a goal in either appearance, she came close to one in both.

Taylor has been a rock in the backline. No matter the opponent and no matter the circumstances, Brittany Taylor comes in ready to fight for three points every time, which is the mentality her teammates share.

Though she started out with the Western New York Flash, Taylor has cemented her spot in Kansas City’s organization. Brittany Taylor has played 3,420 consecutive minutes with FC Kansas City and will look to add to that number this weekend in Chicago. 

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