60. Casey Short
Casey Short became the first player to incredibly be named in every single NWSL team of the month during the 2019 season, culminating in a much deserved spot in the NWSL Best XI at the end of the season. Short was a constant presence in the Chicago Red Stars team that made it to the NWSL final due to her lack of international action. With 48 clearances, 32 interceptions and even a couple of goals, the left-back certainly showed herself to be one of the best full-backs anywhere in the world this year. She was involved with the USA during Jill Ellis’s final games in charge but played all bar eight minutes in Vlatko Andonovski’s first two games in charge and it seems Short may finally get the recognition she deserves on the world stage heading into 2020.
Craig Harrington, Chicago Red Stars assistant manager:
“Ask anyone who plays against Casey and they speak about her technical and tactical qualities just as much as her character and heart.”
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