Celebrating Women's History Month: Kelly Delaney Speaks
We continue to celebrate Women's History Month here at the American Outlaws, by honoring and highlighting all the great women's players, achievements, and moments in soccer history. Our organization would not be where it is today without the strength of our USWNT and we enjoy supporting them on and off the field.

To help us tell some of these stories, we turned to the women members and chapter leaders who make our organization so great to tell us who their favorite USWNT players are, why Women's History Month is so important, and what we all can do as an organization and lovers of the game to continue to support women's soccer amid its exponential growth. We continue our series with Kelly Delaney of AODC.
Name: Kelly Christine Delaney
Chapter: AODC

Who is your favorite USWNT player of all time?
Megan Rapinoe

What makes Megan your favorite player ever?
Her ability to deliver results both on and off the field is unparalleled. 

What does Women's History Month mean to you?
Unfortunately not too much. For most, [it’s] an excuse to acknowledge the shortcomings of equality via flowery posts that will not change much. Lots of words and minimal action. 

Is there a particular women's soccer moment that you think should be highlighted during the month?
I think the fight for equality across the world is a beautiful thing to see. 

Do you plan on attending the Women's World Cup this summer?
Can't make it, but will be watching from home or my chapter bar.

Who is your favorite current USWNT player?
Rose Lavelle

What makes Rose your favorite?
No particular reason. Just vibes :)

What do you wish from soccer fans to continue supporting the growth of the women's game? And, what else can AO (members, chapter leaders, National staff) do to support the growth of women's soccer in this country?
Acknowledgment that we aren’t anywhere close to equality across the board. That it takes all of us to make the change. I think seeing more women as leaders across chapters etc would be phenomenal. The amount of sexual and just general harassment I received without support as a SG leader was devastating to my mental health.

We want to thank Kelly for sharing her thoughts on her favorite USWNT players and how to continue to honor women everywhere during Women's History Month. We want to hear from our awesome women members and chapter leaders as the month continues! Feel free to fill out the survey, and we hope to highlight you and and many more women through March 31st and beyond!
March 23, 2023