OL Reign announce short-term loan return of Kim Little

Arsenal captain Kim Little is headed back to OL Reign. 

The gamer will sign up with the NWSL on loan, beginning on June 1 and add simply till the start of Arsenal’s 2022/23 WSL season on August 15 — offering her approximately 3 months with the Reign.

Little formerly included for the Reign from 2014 to 2016, where she handled 32 objectives and 16 helps in 63 regular-season looks. She led the Reign with 16 objectives throughout the 2014 project, and consequently made the NWSL MVP title that year. 

She likewise motivated the NWSL to make back-to-back NWSL Shields in 2015 and 2016.

“Bringing Kim back to the PNW is huge. Kim will go down in history as one of the best players to ever play in the NWSL, and to have the chance to work with her again is exciting,” stated OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey as the group revealed the finalizing throughout halftime of their match versus the San Diego Wave. 

“I’d like to thank Arsenal for helping make this happen. This is a unique opportunity for us and one that we felt could be a huge impact on our squad in a crazy summer schedule. Kim’s ability and experience will be crucial for us to help continue to push our performances forward and help continue the growth of our young squad.”

An Arsenal declaration read: “We can confirm that we have reached an agreement for Kim Little to join National Women’s Soccer League side OL Reign on a short-term loan deal this summer.

“Kim will sign up with OL Reign on 1 June and go back to Arsenal ahead of the start of pre-season on 15 August.

“Everybody at the club would like to wish Kim well during her short spell in America.”

In her last season with the Reign, Little was called BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year for her contributions to the NWSL side and the Scotland nationwide group. 

Now, she returns 6 years later on to a number of familiar faces. She will play together with midfielder Jess Fishlock, protector Lauren Barnes, and forward Megan Rapinoe when again, after the 3 were essential throughout her initial stint. 

The Reign might utilize the support after having a hard time at the start of their 2022 league project. The group presently stands in seventh put on the table with 7 points in 6 video games.

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