FC Kansas City down Seattle Reign to win second straight NWSL title

The debate about where Soccer City is will rage forever, but Kansas City is doing its best to stake a claim as Soccer Championship City this year. 

On Thursday, one night after MLS's Sporting Kansas City won the 2015 US Open Cup, FC Kansas City defeated the Seattle Reign, 1-0, to claim their second straight National Women's Soccer League title. 

US World Cup veteran Amy Rodriguez struck the decisive goal in the 78th minute, heading in a cross from Heather O'Reilly that Seattle goalkeeper Hope Solo had no chance on.

For Seattle, who finished the season at the top of the NWSL standings, the loss is a familiar blow: They also lost to KC in last year's final. 

The match marked the end of longtime USWNT midfielder Lauren Holiday's career and added a second club championship to her resume, which also includes two Olympic gold medals and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup title this past summer.

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