Amy Rodriguez’s Third Goal of the Season Seals Victory

Kansas City, Missouri (April 30, 2014) – FC Kansas City earned their first victory of the season tonight, defeating the visiting Chicago Red Stars 1-0. Amy Rodriguez scored her team-leading third goal of the season to lead the Blues to the win.

Box Score and Stats

After suffering a disappointing loss last weekend against the Portland Thorns, it was very important for Vlatko Andonovski’s squad to get off to a fast start. Forward Amy Rodriguez was up to the task. It only took nine minutes for her to add to her team-leading scoring total.

Midfielder Jen Buczkowski worked her way down the right side of the field, gaining a step on her defender. As she neared the byline, drawing the defense and Red Stars goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc towards her, she neatly put a cross into the middle of the box where Rodriguez was waiting for the easy tap-in score.

The rest of the half belonged to Kansas City. They worked the ball all around the field, looking for the right opportunities. On the night, FC Kansas City outshot the Red Stars 14-9, eight of them on goal.

The second half saw more action for Chicago as they pressed for the score. The Red Stars inserted Alyssa Mautz in the second half lineup, hoping to try and generate more offense, but the FC Kansas City defense was up to the task.

FC Kansas City made late half substitutions in a move to solidify their defense and preserve the win. Lauren Holiday, Francis Silva and Erika Tymrak each gave way to Liz Bogus, Merritt Mathias and Morgan Marlborough.

At the end of the night, Rodriguez’s score would hold up as the home side claimed the 1-0 victory.

FC Kansas City travels to Houston on Saturday for a 7:00p.m. CT match against the NWSL’s newest team. The next game in Kansas City will be Sunday, May 11 at 6:00p.m. CT against the Washington Spirit.

Tickets are available for the March 11 game by calling 855.4KC.GOAL or emailing tickets@kcprosoccer.com

NWSL Match Report                                                    

Match: FC Kansas City vs. Chicago Red Stars Date: April 30, 2014 Venue: Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium Kickoff: 7:00p.m. CT, 8:00p.m. ET Attendance: 1,679 Weather: Mid 40s, Cloudy

Scoring Summary




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Team Scorer (Assist) Time
FCKC Amy Rodriguez (Jen Buczkowski)   9’

Lineups: FCKC: Barnhart; Robinson, Sauerbrunn (C), Phillips, Kallman; Buczkowski, Richmond, Silva (Mathias 59’), Holiday (Bogus 59’), Tymrak (Marlborough 78’); Rodriguez Subs not used: Keane, Henderson, Williams

CRS: Bywaters, Chalupny, DiBernardo, Hoy, S. Johnson, J. Johnston, LeBlanc, Leon (Mautz 46’), Morway, Sitch (Santacaternia 76’), Wenino (Brock 81’) Subs not used: Quon, Read, Vancil