Jodie Taylor had plenty to celebrate after her performance last week. (Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports)

Reign FC’s Jodie Taylor has been voted National Women’s Soccer League player of the week by the NWSL Media Association.

Taylor scored two goals in two important wins, which helped clinched a playoff spot.

She struck for the game-winning goal in Reign FC’s victory win over Utah Royals FC. With the game winding down, the England international connected on a volley after a headed pass from Darian Jenkins. The 86th-minute tally sealed the home victory and put Reign FC in the driver’s seat for the remaining playoff spot.

Taylor remained in top form during a weekend clash against Cascadia rival Portland Thorns FC. She scored the opening goal in the 2-0 victory in the 27th minute after receiving a cross from Theresa Nielson from the far-right side of the field. Taylor controlled the pass inside the box before firing her shot past goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

Reign FC has one final regular season match which against Orlando Pride Saturday, Oct. 12.

The NWSL player of the week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis.

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