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Heather O'Reilly      

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist with the United States Women's National Soccer Team

Heather O'Reilly played for New Jersey Wildcats of W-League from 2004 to 2005, winning the championship in 2005.

She was allocated to Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer on 16 September 2008, along with Natasha Kai and Christie Rampone. She appeared in 17 matches as co-captain in the 2009 inaugural season, leading Sky Blue to an unexpected playoff berth. In the championship 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs game against Los Angeles, she scored the only goal.

In 2002, while still in high school, she was named to the U.S. National Team. O'Reilly made her first appearance with the United States Women's National Soccer Team on 1 March 2002 against Sweden.

After recovering from a broken fibula from a match a year before, O'Reilly made the U.S. Women's National Team roster for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. At nineteen years old, she was the youngest player on the roster. On 23 August 2004, O'Reilly scored the game-winning goal in the Olympic semifinal match against Germany, propelling the United States into the final, in which they defeated Brazil for the gold medal.

In the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, O'Reilly made a critical score against North Korea in the 69th minute, which tied the game at 2-2. It saved the Americans from a devastating opening-round loss. The United States ended up taking the bronze medal, where O'Reilly scored a goal during the 4-1 win against Norway. She was nominated as Sports Illustrated's 2007 Sportsman of the Year.

O’Reilly was a part of the U.S. Women’s Team roster for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. She scored the fastest goal in Olympic women's soccer history against New Zealand to earn the team a spot in the quarterfinals. She also scored a goal in the semifinal match against Japan. The team went on to defeat heavy-favorite Brazil 1-0 to win the gold medal. Prior to the Summer Games, Time Magazine ranked her number 15 on its list of 100 Olympic Athletes to Watch.

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