68. Kelley O’Hara

The timeless Kelley O’Hara had another solid year for both club and country, chipping in with four goals and three assists in NWSL with Sky Blue FC, despite missing a couple of games.

O’Hara’s ability to get forward has always been a key aspect of her game and it’s consistently kept her within the thinking of USA national team coach Jill Ellis.

As she approaches her thirties, O’Hara is still in top form and has several years left at the top level of the women’s game and will surely offer plenty to an ever improving Sky Blue FC side in 2018.

Jill Ellis, USA national team head coach says:

“Kelley gives us a lot of consistency. She can play on either side, has such a big engine and loves to get forward. The way we like to play, we want her higher up the pitch as much as possible and having been a forward in her previous life, it’s a natural fit for her. She’s always a spark plug for us.”

Heather O’Reilly, former USA team mate says:

“Kelley is a fast and accountable defender.  Extremely competitive.  Treats every training session like the World Cup final and this has recently earned her her 100th cap for the USWNT, and amazing accomplishment!  One of the fittest players in the world, incredible engine, and likes to run.  A great teammate because she has played a lot of roles and is willing to work for it everyday.”

Christy Holly, former Sky Blue FC manager says:

“Kelley is a tremendous athlete with the ability to play in any of the wide areas. Her high fitness levels allow her to get up and down the wing and impact the game both offensively and defensively. Her ability to carry the ball into he final 1/3 allows her to create a number of opportunities per game for her team mates.”

 

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