Seattle’s Little, one of the best players in the league, was named the 2016 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. She scored the only goal in Seattle’s 1-0 victory over FCKC in May. FCKC can extend a three-game unbeaten streak in its match against Seattle on Saturday.
The quality of soccer took a back seat on Sunday to extreme temperatures and a touching tribute. As the heat index forced temperatures into the mid- to upper-90s, the atmosphere and energy level on the pitch started to wane. Before the match, a minute of silence was held for the victims of the June 12 massacre at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub, which also was the subject of a tribute from fans in the Cauldron at Children’s Mercy Park.