Since the closure of the original Canadian Soccer League inthere was no fully professional first division league in Canadian Soccer. A new version of the Canadian Soccer League was briefly sanctioned by the CSA from tolosing the sanction after being unable and unwilling to address corruption and match-fixing inside the league. A new fully professional Canadian soccer league was first reported in June The Tiger-Cats ownership group was granted exclusive rights by the Canadian Soccer Association until to establish a team that would play in the under-construction Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.
Orphaned as a child in the Caribbean — wait wrong Hamilton.
Let me start over. Hamilton was a star forward at University of Denver, starting almost every game. She left Denver as the all-time leader in goals with a staggering In New York, you can be a new woman. In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet.
And in that quiet, Hamilton found the strength to go through her recovery, trusting the process and her faith in God.
She made a full recovery, impressing Flash Head Coach Aaran Lines, who was all too happy to have Hamilton back on the squad.
Hard work and determination — they get the job done. After working her back up to full fitness and biding her time on the bench, Hamilton would get her first start in June against the Boston Breaker.
Looking over his bench, thinking to himself he needed someone who would know what to do in the trench, someone who had such resilience and would match his tactical brilliance.
And who better…. Hamilton stepped onto the pitch and scored a brace within 13 minutes.
The first of many. Though she would continue to be a super sub, she would get another chance and replace the injured Debinha in the NWSL Semifinal game.
She earned the start for the following Championship game before facing yet another setback in the form of an injury in the 39thminute. It was reported to be an MCL tear, something she know had experience in. Playing her way out of her injury, Hamilton would have a quiet , starting 8 games and super subbing for But in , Kristen Hamilton would finally rise above her station.
Knowing that Jess McDonald would be gone, and Williams needed a strike partner, Hamilton was not throwing away her shot. June would prove to be HER month as she piled the pain on the Orlando Pride and scored her first hat trick.
Even though it hurt to watch Hamilton dismantle my team single handily, it was hard to deny how beautiful her goals were. Man, the woman is nonstop.
Hamilton is now a powerhouse player in her own right, showing the world just who is she and overcoming injury after injury. As it stands right now, Hamilton has 8 goals, 3 assists and 17 shots on goal. And now, a very well deserved spot on the senior squad for their friendly against Portugal.
Granted it is only because of injuries, but even still… history now has its eye on her. Hamilton is truly a dynamic player to watch.
Hamilton is one of those rare players who actually stay with a play and find a way to score, when some other forwards to give up. Just you wait.