FC Kansas City and Seattle Reign FC combined to account for six of the 11 players on the National Women’s Soccer League’s 2015 Best XI. The two teams will mee in the NWSL Championship match on Oct. 1.
FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn and Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock are the only players to have been named to the Best XI in all three NWSL seasons.
Crystal Dunn made the Best XI for the first time after being named the league MVP earlier in the week.
Three Chicago Red Stars rookies — Arin Gilliland, Danielle Colaprico and Sofia Huerta — were named to the NWSL Second XI.
|Goalkeeper||Michelle Betos||Portland Thorns FC||USA||45 saves|
|Defender||Lauren Barnes||Seattle Reign FC||USA||1,800 minutes|
|Defender||Julie Johnston||Chicago Red Stars||USA||1.10 team GAA|
|Defender||Amy LePeilbet||FC Kansas City||USA||1,800 minutes|
|Defender||Becky Sauerbrunn||FC Kansas City||USA||1.00 team GAA|
|Midfielder||Jess Fishlock||Seattle Reign FC||Wales||8 goals, 2 assists|
|Midfielder||Kim Little||Seattle Reign FC||Scotland||10 goals, 7 assists|
|Midfielder||Allie Long||Portland Thorns FC||USA||10 goals, 4 assists|
|Forward||Crystal Dunn||Washington Spirit||USA||15 goals, 3 assists|
|Forward||Christen Press||Chicago Red Stars||USA||10 goals, 2 assists|
|Forward||Beverly Yanez||Seattle Reign FC||USA||9 goals|
The NWSL awards are voted on by media that cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials, players and fans.
The NWSL Second XI is comprised of the next leading vote getters at each position that did not make the Best XI (listed by position, alphabetically by last name):
|Goalkeeper||Nicole Barnhart||FC Kansas City||USA||8 shutouts|
|Defender||Stephanie Cox||Seattle Reign FC||USA||1,800 minutes|
|Defender||Kendall Fletcher||Seattle Reign FC||USA||2 goals, 2 assists|
|Defender||Arin Gilliland||Chicago Red Stars||USA||1.10 team GAA|
|Defender||Leigh Ann Robinson||FC Kansas City||USA||1,800 minutes|
|Midfielder||Danielle Colaprico||Chicago Red Stars||USA||1,776 minutes|
|Midfielder||Lauren Holiday||FC Kansas City||USA||2 goals, 2 assists|
|Midfielder||Carli Lloyd||Houston Dash||USA||4 goals|
|Midfielder||Keelin Winters||Seattle Reign FC||USA||1,654 minutes|
|Forward||Sofia Huerta||Chicago Red Stars||USA||6 goals, 3 assists|
|Forward||Megan Rapinoe||Seattle Reign FC||USA||5 goals, 5 assists|
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