Football: Kim Little starts her Seattle Reign career

Seattle Reign midfielder Kim Little.
Seattle Reign midfielder Kim Little.

Scotland and former Arsenal star Kim Little - who began her career with Buchan Ladies - made a storming start with Seattle Reign last weekend.

The 23-year-old midfielder netted twice as Seattle beat Boston Breakers 3-0.

Her player-of-the-match performance was made all the more impressive because she had only landed in America hours before kick-off and had not trained with the team.

In December, Little - who represented Scotland at the Olympics - told the Buchanie she wanted to make history with Seattle, the newest team in the National Women’s Soccer League.

She said: “It’s quite surreal to think seven or eight years ago I was with Buchan Girls.

“I’m a very competitive person, that’s why I enjoy football so much.

“When I go over I want to win our matches and put in a good shift to win the league.

“I’ll go over and work hard and if the team come together and play good football we can produce results too. We’ll try and make some history hopefully.”

In May of last year Little, who scored an increible 81 goals in 93 appearances for Arsenal, was named the inaugral Professional Footballers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year.

Little joined Arsenal Ladies from Hibernian in 2008.

She has scored 30 times in 86 appearances for the Scottish national team, and played five times for Team GB.