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Jenna Richmond and Lauren Holiday with NWSL Champion FC Kansas City (photo courtesy Getty Images)
Holiday, Richmond Win 2014 NWSL Championship with FC Kansas City
By: UCLA Athletics
UCLA alumnae Lauren Holiday (2006-09) and Jenna Richmond (2010-13) led FC Kansas City to the 2014 NWSL title on Sunday. Holiday set up both of Amy Rodriguez’s goals in the 2-1 victory over Seattle Reign FC and was named the Championship MVP.

Holiday, the 2013 NWSL MVP and Golden Boot winner, played a through ball to Rodriguez in the 23rd minute on the first goal, and made a brilliant run on the second goal in the 56th minute, weaving through defenders before laying a pass off to Rodriguez, whose sliding shot past Hope Solo proved to the be the game-winning goal.

Richmond nearly scored the game’s first goal in the 21st minute, just missing wide on a volley attempt. She and Holiday both played the full 90 minutes for Kansas City. Fellow Bruins Sydney Leroux (2008-11) and Lauren Barnes (2007-10) also earned starts in the championship match for Seattle, with Barnes playing the full 90 and Leroux playing 67.

This is the second championship in nine months for Richmond, who captained UCLA to the 2013 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in December of 2013. Richmond was drafted by Kansas City in the second round of the NWSL draft as the 16th overall pick.

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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC