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Erceg in history-making US club final win

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/10/2016

Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg has made history by forming part of the title-winning campaign in the premier United States women's club competition.

Erceg's Western New York Flash beat Washington Spirit 3-2 in a penalty shootout to win the National Women's Soccer League final in Houston. The scores were locked 2-2 after regulation time and extra time.

The central defender is the first Kiwi to be part of a triumphant NWSL team, ending a memorable debut season with the club.

"What a great group of players, friends & people and what a way to finish a long season. We did it, we wrote the last line," she wrote on Twitter.

Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg © Reuters Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg

The well-travelled Erceg, 26, played the two previous seasons for Chicago in the NWSL and before that represented clubs in Germany, Australia, France and New Zealand.

She has played more than 100 matches for the Football Ferns.

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