Becky Sauerbrunn (USA): Defender never rests
Defender Becky Sauerbrunn (white jersey) played the most minutes for the USA in 2017. (Photo: Canada Soccer)

Becky Sauerbrunn (DF) - FC Kansas City (USA); United States

It’s not always easy for a defender to get enough notice in order to be considered for a Player of the Year award, but if any did in 2017, it was Becky Sauerbrunn.  The 32-year-old scored one goal in 22 games for FC Kansas City during 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season, earning a spot on the Best XI – the only player to appear on the list for five straight years.  Through November 13, she started in each of the United States’ 16 games (0 goals, 1 assist).

Female Player of the Year Nominee | Becky Sauerbrunn