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Kelley O’Hara Bio

Kelley O’Hara’s real name Kelley Maureen O’Hara is an American soccer player who is a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist. She plays as a wingback and midfielder for the United States women’s national soccer team, and a forward and right defender for the National Women’s Soccer League club Utah Royals FC.

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Kelley O’Hara Age/Height/Weight

Kelley was born in the year 1988 August 4th she is 30 years as for this year 2019 4th August. O’Hara is a very hot soccer player. She is 5.5 inches tall and her body weight is 128 lbs. further, she has a perfectly maintained body and likes staying fit.

Kelley O’Hara Family

Kelley O’Hara was born in Fayetteville, Georgia to parents, Dan and Karen O’Hara. She has a brother named Jerry and a sister named Erin. O’Hara has Irish heritage.

O’Hara grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia and graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County where she played four years on the varsity soccer team and captained the team during her junior and senior years.

Kelley O’Hara Husband

O’Hara is still unmarried and is dating her boyfriend Adam Sweat. Her boyfriend is a senior communication specialist and at present, he is an employee of Georgia State Capital. The couple has been together for a very long and has been dating each other since their childhood.

Kelley and Adam both are the residents of Georgia and attended the same Starr’s Mill High School. They have known each other since that time. The duo might get married soon but have not yet revealed any plans for their

Kelley O’Hara Broadway

Kelli O’Hara on Returning to Broadway in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

The last time Kelli O’Hara appeared on Broadway, she won a Tony for her performance as Anna in “The King and me.” Four years later, she’s back in an updated “Kiss Me, Kate,” opening March 14 at Studio 54. The musical is about an actress feuding with her co-star, who’s also her director and ex-husband (Will Chase). Their backstage bickering mirrors their source material: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

What’s different about this “Kiss Me, Kate”?

It’s still the great Cole Porter score and the wonderful classic humor, but we’ve adjusted to taking out some of the blatant misogyny. We needed to give the women more agency and more space to stand up for themselves. Lilli is a woman behaving with intelligence and with class but is commenting on what she’s surrounded by. She’s not just crazy.

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Kelley O’Hara Injury

Kelley O’Hara returns to the USWNT lineup in draw vs. Japan

For Kelley O’Hara, 2018 was a year of adjustments. She missed a large portion of the NWSL season with the Utah Royals due to a hamstring injury. Then in the latter part of 2018, she underwent ankle surgery that kept her out of games with the national team.

On Wednesday night, she returned to the U.S. lineup for the first time in 2019, getting the start at right-back. She only played 45 minutes before being subbed off at the half. It will be interesting to see if she plays more than 45 minutes in any of the games this tournament.

O’Hara’s return is definitely a big win for the U.S. The backline has struggled as of late, a problem which was once again highlighted in the second half against Japan on Wednesday. With O’Hara available, the U.S. has a true outside back on the right side.

While Crystal Dunn pretty much has the left side locked down, the right has been a revolving door. Emily Fox and Emily Sonnett have been the most recent experiments in the position, but Fox is young and inexperienced while Sonnett is a center-back who lacks the pace to play on the outside.

With head coach Jill Ellis playing a system that requires the outside backs to be so involved in the attack, there’s a need for speed in those spots. Once O’Hara is fully healthy, this should be her spot to lose. She fits the system well because of her ability to get forward and still have the pace to get back. Her crosses on Wednesday night proved that she is starting to feel it once again and that is dangerous for opposing teams.

Kelley O’Hara Net Worth

Kelley O’Hara is also one of the richest female players in the soccer world. She gets paid a fortune amount of salary from her club reportedly around $300,000 in a year. As of 2019, Kelley O’Hara’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars.

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Kelley O’Hara Interview

1-on-1 with USWNT defender Kelley O’Hara: ‘We’ve got to get our swagger back’

Kelley O’Hara is the second all-time leading scorer at Stanford University, surpassed only by her teammate on the United States women’s national team, Christen Press. O’Hara is third all-time in goals among forwards for the under-20 national team. Yet, she has won a World Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal as a fullback.

The Fayetteville, Ga., native has been part of U.S. Soccer’s national team structure since 2004 when she was unveiled with the U-16s. She is a 10-year professional and currently plays for the Utah Royals in the NWSL.

O’Hara recently sat down with Pro Soccer USA’s Glenn Crooks to discuss the importance of the 2011 World Cup, her growth as a player, the switch from the front line to the back and the perceived issues with the current group of backs.

PSUSA: You made your USWNT debut in 2010, and this will be your third World Cup and you are now 30 years old.

O’Hara: I am 30 – thanks for reminding me.

That’s OK — you don’t feel old, do you?

Next question [laughs].

How would you compare your first World Cup in 2011 to now?

First of all, I didn’t make the team flat out in the beginning. I actually got cut and then ended up going as a replacement for Lindsay Tarpley who got injured in one of the sendoff games.

So I went to the 2011 World Cup as very green and very much knowing that my place was on the bench as a cheerleader and as a practice player and I was perfectly fine with that. I ended up going in one game and I was very, very nervous and did not play well. It was kind of a disaster.

That Abby Wambach’s goal against Brazil in the semifinals in 2011 was one of the great moments in the women’s game — but you lost to Japan in the finals. I’ve heard players talk about how when they got home, some people congratulated them because they thought the U.S. won because of all the publicity from the Abby goal.

I don’t think they necessarily thought we won but I think we sparked excitement for women’s soccer. That maybe had been lying dormant for a while because that was the farthest we had gone in the World Cup since ‘99. It was a bit weird because people were acting like we should be excited and they were excited and we were all bummed out. So, yeah, it was a little strange coming back to that.

Let’s fast-forward to 2015. That didn’t start out very well.

No, it didn’t.

The fact that the team recovered and galvanized was impressive.

Yeah, I just think it goes to show that this team has a lot of grit to it and we are the type of people who are just kind of gut it out. It’s no secret that we didn’t play well in the first couple of games in 2015, but that was okay, we figured out a way to win. Whether it’s pretty or not we were just bound and determined to win and I actually love that about this team.

One of your two goals from your 117 caps was in that World Cup.

Yes, I don’t score often, but when I do it’s at the World Cup.

Let me ask you about that. You had always been an attacking player, one of the all-time top goal scorers for the U.S. U-20s and at Stanford University as a forward. When did that all change?

Where did it all go wrong? I’m kidding, it’s been great [laughs]. In the fall of 2011, Pia [Sundhage, USWNT head coach] came up to me and said if you want to make the Olympic team in 2012 it’s going to be as a fullback. She asked, “How do you feel about that?” And I said, “Well, let’s get started then because we’ve got some things to work on. If this is what I have to do to play this is what I’m going to do.”

Would you say there is a big difference in mentality from scoring goals to a role that also focuses on preventing goals?

For sure. You do one thing right as a forward and you’re the hero for the game. You do one thing wrong as a defender and you are the person that everyone screams at on Twitter.

Are there other challenges playing at the back?

Just the fact that you have to be turned on and locked in 100 percent of the game for 90-plus minutes, and not to say that I wasn’t as a forward, but you get the goal and you’re good to go for the day. As a defender, you’ve got to be on the whole time.

When Jill Ellis replaced Pia, did she see you in the same way?

When Jill first took over the team she was like, “I don’t see you as a defender, I see you only as an attacker,” but then she was like, “no, actually, you’re a defender.” So it was kind of back and forth and I feel like in those years I played a lot of different positions.

With your current club team, Utah, you’ve played in the back and up front, yes?

Yeah, so it’s kind of been a blessing and a curse to be versatile, but if the coach tells me to do something or asked me to play a position or, you know, gives me a role, I’ll do it. That’s what the team needs.

There have been a lot of questions and some criticism about the back area of the team heading to France. You and Becky [Sauerbrunn] are the only experienced players there with a new goalkeeper [Alyssa Naeher].

People are asking questions about the back line and the keeper situation but it’s like, this is a whole new team from 2015. Alex [Morgan], Pino [Megan Rapinoe] and Tobin [Heath] didn’t play as a front three in 2015. The midfield is different. It’s a brand-new team. We haven’t done anything yet. We have a lot to prove.

What can you do to help secure the back line?

I’ll try to bring consistency and calm but also a little bit of swagger. I was telling somebody a couple of months ago that we’ve got to get our swagger back. We’ve got to be the back line that no one wants to come up against you.

Julie Ertz played at the back in 2015 and now she is a holding midfielder. Is there comfort having her in front of the backs?

Yeah, definitely. She gets it done in the middle of the field, especially defensively. She brings a lot of swagger to that line.

Can you describe the transformation of the team from 2015 to now? You are looking to build more out of the back which is something that would add to your responsibilities.

I just think that the coaches hold us to a very high standard. They have very high expectations of the way they want us to play. They want us to play really good soccer and good-looking soccer too, but at the end of the day, they want us to win, so they’ve implemented a lot of different tactical schemes, and I think that’s the difference from 2015.

Not that we didn’t have certain elements that we were very good at, but it’s just a different team — the way we play is different and the individual makeup of the team is different. Therefore, the overall vibe is different.

If the U.S. is going to win the World Cup in France, what will be the deciding factor?

Probably a goal.

Will you score it?

That would be sick. The deciding factor is going to be if we capitalize and reach the potential that we have as a team. I think that we can win.

Do you feel strongly you have the best team going in?

Yeah, I feel very confident. I mean, it’s a pretty awesome feeling walking onto the field with the 10 other players and then knowing also who’s sitting on the bench and able to come in for us.

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