Kim Little caps OL Reign stint with assist to Megan Rapinoe

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Kim Little ended her loan with OL Reign on a high, notching an assist Sunday in her final NWSL game before returning to Women’s Super League club Arsenal.

The 32-year-old served in a perfectly weighted ball to Megan Rapinoe before the OL Reign forward chested down the ball and struck the half-volley past Jane Campbell. Rapinoe’s finish marked the first NWSL goal of 2022 for the USWNT star.

“The people here are really special and every time I come, that fills my heart,” said Little after Sunday’s match. Though Little capped off her second stint with OL Reign with a 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash, the Arsenal star left with confidence in the Seattle club.

“The team we’ve got here is unbelievable and the result today doesn’t show that,” Little said. “I have no doubt this team will be successful come the end of the season. I’ll be watching and supporting them from London.”

Little signed a deal with OL Reign in May, joining the NWSL team on a short-term loan ahead of Arsenal’s preseason. The midfielder previously played with OL Reign between 2014 and 2016, Scoring 32 goals across 63 regular-season appearances while helping the club to two NWSL Shield titles in 2014 and 2015.

Little played 495 minutes in six starts during her summer stint with OL Reign.