89. Nahomi Kawasumi

Kawasumi failed to find the net for club or country this year and her importance to Seattle has dwindled under Vlatko Andonovski. But she is still a quality performer, her three assists in limited starts showing glimpses of what “Naho” is still able to do. She remained a regular for Japan and played a big part for the Nadeshiko as they beat Australia to claim the Asia Cup. Additionally she was a regular at the Tournament of Nations, overall doing just enough to keep her in the top 100 this year.

Vlatko Andonovski, Seattle Reign manager:

“Naho is very intelligent player. Her ability to solve problems under pressure is makes her special. The pin point passes and serves is another area that she is off the charts. Forwards that have Naho as team mates will have lots of scoring opportunities.”

 

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