FC KANSAS CITY HAS UNBEATEN STREAK SNAPPED

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Updated: August 10, 2013
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Team loses to Boston in Final Road Trip of Regular Season

Somerville, Mass. (August 10, 2013) – FC Kansas City last suffered defeat on June 16th.  Since then they have run a ten game streak that saw them go undefeated and vault past other National Women’s Soccer League teams to first place in the standings.  Against Boston today, who were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday, they were held scoreless for only the third time all season and had their streak snapped as they fall 0-1 to the Breakers.  The team still has the opportunity to secure home-field advantage with a win next weekend at home against the Chicago Red Stars.

FC Kansas City owned the season series to this point, last defeating the Breakers at home July 24th by the score of 3-0.  Since then, the Breakers dismissed their head coach and are being led by player-coach Cat Whitehill for the remainder of the season.  Whitehill has given her team the confidence needed to finish the season strong.  For FC Kansas City, they started the match without Melissa Henderson in her normal forward position due to a lingering knee injury.

Although possession was fairly even throughout the first half, FC Kansas City’s did not take advantage of any of its chances as many of their shots were high or wide of target.  Boston had several chances off the mark as well, but had much better luck in the second half.  The ‘Blues’ were outshot for only the second time all season as Boston found five on goal to Kansas City’s two.  Sydney Leroux found the only goal of the game in the 65th minute when she managed to knock one far post, just out of goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart’s reach.  The 1-0 score would stand through the final as FC Kansas City was held scoreless for only the second time all season.

FC Kansas City returns home Sunday August 18th at 3:10p.m. CT to face the Chicago Red Stars in the final regular season home game.  The ‘Blues’ can still clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win against Chicago.  For tickets and information call 855.4KC.GOAL (855.452.4625) or email tickets@kcprosoccer.com.

NWSL Match Report

Match: FC Kansas City vs. Boston Breakers
Date:
August 10, 2013
Venue:
Dilboy Stadium, Somerville, Massachusetts


Kickoff:
5:00p.m. CT; 6:00p.m. ET
Attendance: 2,116
Weather:
82 degrees, sunny

GoalDateOpponentMinAssistResult
1May 11Western NY Flash53Leigh Ann RobinsonL 2-1
2May 18Boston Breakers64Casey LoydW 2-0
3June 6Portland Thorns31None - PKL 4-3
4June 6Portland Thorns56Leigh Ann RobinsonL 4-3
5June 23Washington Spirit18Jen BuczkowskiW 2-0
6June 23Washington Spirit65Merritt MathiasW 2-0
7June 26Sky Blue FC74NoneD 2-2
8June 30Portland Thorns FC10Leigh Ann RobinsonW 2-0
9July 14Chicago Red Stars17NoneD 3-3
10July 20Seattle Reign FC39Erika TymrakW 2-0
11Aug 4Portland Thorns FC23Merritt MathiasW 3-2
12Aug 4Portland Thorns FC55Erika TymrakW 3-2
ShutoutDateOpponentSavesResult
1April 26Seattle Reign FC5W 2-0
2May 4Seattle Reign FC4W 1-0
3May 18Boston Breakers4W 2-0
4June 9Seattle Reign FC4W 1-0
5June 23Washington Spirit3W 2-0
6June 30 Portland Thorns FC5W 2-0
7July 7Western New York Flash3D 0-0
8July 20Seatlle Reign FC1W 2-0
9July 24Boston Breakers1W 3-0
10July 28Sky Blue FC4W 1-0

Lineups:
FCKC:
Barnhart; Mewis, Sesselmann, Sauerbrunn, Robinson; Tymrak, Buczkowski, Scott, Holiday, Mathias (Henderson 75’), Noyola (Jones 60’)
Subs Not Used: Henninger, Williams, Farrelly, Kelly

BOS: Naeher, Avant, McNeill, Whitehill, King, Moscato (Wilkinson 46’), Lohman, O’Reilly, Sanderson, Simon (Nogueira 77’), Leroux