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NWSL names Kim Little MVP

Little was the key cog in the Reign's massive turnaround from last year.

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There was no player signed in the NWSL offseason around whom there was more intrigue than Kim Little. The Scotland international didn't disappoint.

In her first professional season outside of England (she was at Arsenal for six seasons), all Little did was set a NWSL scoring record (16 goals), while finishing second in assists (seven) and leading the Reign to a record-breaking regular season. It will come as little surprise that NWSL voters named her the league's MVP.

"Kim Little blows me away," Reign team captain Keelin Winters said in a club release. "I think she blows everyone away. I give her the ball with the utmost confidence that she is going to do something good with it and create something for us."

In addition to winning the league's Golden Boot and leading the Reign to the NWSL Shield, Little also became the first player in league history to win Player of the Month on multiple occasions, winning it three times. Little scored against every team in the league, scored two goals in a game four times and at one point scored in six straight.

Little is also just 24 years old, meaning this may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her achievements.

She will attempt to claim at least one more honor on Sunday when she leads the Reign against FC Kansas City in the NWSL championship game.

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