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Kelley O'Hara        

Player for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team & Utah Royals; Two-Time FIFA Women's World Cup Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist; Equal Pay Advocate

Kelley O’Hara is an American soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, and Olympic gold medalist. She currently plays as a defender for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.

O'Hara began her career as a standout forward at Stanford. As a freshman, her nine goals led the team and as a senior, she nearly tripled that number. The Hermann Trophy winner scored 26 goals and notched 13 assists in her final season, one of the highest outputs in Division I history. Later, she was converted from goal-scorer into a defender. Now headed into her third World Cup, O’Hara is a veteran outside back who can jumpstart the U.S. attack.

O’Hara has been a leading advocate in the U.S. women’s national team’s fight for equal pay. Nearly two decades after USWNT players sat out of a 1996 Olympic camp in protest of their bonus money, O’Hara was a part of the USWNT Players Association’s bargaining committee that reached a historic settlement in February with U.S. Soccer, which committed to equal pay rates for the men’s and women’s teams across tournaments.

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