Alanna Kennedy will put her fear of flying to one side on Monday and travel halfway around the world, looking forward to family, sunny beaches and better coffee.
But first the Australian soccer international has to spoil Sunday afternoon for her Matildas captain.
That’s when Kennedy plays for Manchester City in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, facing Sam Kerr, whose two goals helped Chelsea win the trophy last year.
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Kerr is coming off another superb season during which her goals won Chelsea the Women’s Super League title and herself another Golden Boot.
Kennedy is also in fine form, recovering from a difficult start in Manchester to marshall a City defence that has conceded five goals in their last 14 matches, all won.
Not even a broken nose suffered playing for Australia against New Zealand in Canberra last…