FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn has won the NWSL Defender of the Year award for the second straight season, becoming the first repeat award winner in the fledgling league.
Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Johnston tied for second in the voting.
Sauerbrunn, 29, played in 22 matches for FC Kansas City this season. The Blues, with Nicole Barnhart in goal, had a 1.33 goals against average and a league-high eight shutouts.
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