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The 11 Most Memorable NWSL Trades, No. 7: Amy Rodriguez turns FC Kansas City into NWSL Champions

(Photos Copyright FC Kansas City and Boston Breakers)

The National Women’s Soccer League has completed its 11th year of operation, which makes it a good time to look back at 11 memorable trades that have helped shape the league.

The NWSL is no stranger to blockbuster deals, some of which have lived up to their billing while some have fallen flat (remember Sydney Leroux to the Flash for a first-round pick and the rights to Abby Wambach?). Still others have helped set precedents that live today.

Between now and the end of the year, The Equalizer will bring you one memorable NWSL trade per day.

You can find the entire series here.

No. 7 – FC Kansas City acquires Amy Rodriguez from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Kristie Mewis (Nov. 7, 2013)

FC Kansas City was nothing if not bold in the early days under head coach Vlatko Andonovski. Midfielder Kristie Mewis fell into its lap when the Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit passed on her in the 2013 draft. Mewis played multiple positions for the team that first season and helped it to the playoffs. She was on the radar for the national team. Stardom seemed inevitable. But Andonovski knew there was something missing.

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