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Royals’ O’Hara Shared Interaction With Fan During USWNT Parade

NEW YORK CITY, New York – Kelley O’Hara of the Utah Royals FC exuberantly hugged a fan and accepted a gift from her during the U.S. Women’s National Team’s ticker tape parade in New York City.

It all started before the parade when O’Hara sent out a tweet telling fans she’d appreciate it if someone could hand her a beverage along the parade route. Temperatures were close to 90 degrees, with humidity just shy of 40 percent.

At the end of the Canyon of Heroes, where City Hall Park is located, one fan was waiting to help O’Hara quench her thirst. After spotting the fan, O’Hara jumped off the float she was on and ran over to hug the fan.

Their interaction was joyous. Afterward, the fan handed over the beverage she’d brought for O’Hara.

All three Utah Royals players on the American team, including O’Hara, will be back in Salt Lake City next week.

Next Match

The Royals are back in action Friday night on the road against Sky Blue FC. The game will be streamed live on and the KSL TV app.

O’Hara, Christen Press and Becky Sauerbrunn will rejoin the team in time for URFC’s match against the Portland Thorns at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 19th.

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