Kansas City soccer teams now title holders in three separate leagues

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FC Kansas City -- the city's women's professional soccer team -- is a newly crowned champion of the National Women's Soccer League.

FCKC clinched the crown Sunday, meaning KC now holds all three of the major professional soccer championships.

"We were kind of the last piece of the puzzle, because Sporting won, and then the Comets won, and a lot of people asked us if we felt pressure to win, and now that it's all over I'm going to say, 'yeah we did!'" said Nikki Phillips, one of 19 women on FCKC's roster.

"It's an incredible feeling. You know, all the hard work and dedication, sacrifice you put in, in the six months and leading up to it, coming back with a championship is pretty great," Phillips added.

FCKC won 2-1 against the Seattle Reign FC in front of more than 4,000 fans -- which aired on ESPN this past Sunday.

"We were just saying it almost doesn't feel real, we're like no-no we have another game next week," said Leigh Ann Robinson, who has been playing soccer since age four. She is also excited to be part of history.

"Knowing you're done, and knowing that you did it all, you made it to the top, so it was a lot of fun," Robinson said.

Both Robinson and Phillips agree that Kansas City deserves the Soccer City USA title, as Sporting Kansas City is the defending MLS Cup champion, the Missouri Comets are the reigning Major Arena Soccer League champion, and FCKC completes the local trifecta.

"This is going to be one of those places where soccer is booming and the teams play great soccer and hopefully keep winning!" said Robinson.

"To be in a city that is now, we can say, maybe soccer specific almost, it will really help our market and help our team take it to the next level," added Phillips.

For more information on the team, click on this link.

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