FC Kansas City Travels to Boston

By Caroline McCray

KANSAS CITY (August 3, 2017) – As the latest FIFA International window closes, FC Kansas City hits the road to take on the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field in Boston, Massachusetts. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT.

This is the second time these two teams have met this season. FCKC beat Boston 2-0 in the home opener at Swope Soccer Village on April 16th. Sydney Leroux and Amy Rodriguez both scored in their first appearance since the 2015 NWSL season.

The Blues and the Breakers have both had similar results this season. FC Kansas City is currently in 9th place with a record of 3-7-4, while Boston is ahead by just one point in 8th place with a record of 3-7-5.

The Breakers are coming off a 1-0 loss on the road against the Houston Dash. The Dash took the early lead in the 23rd minute off a goal from Nichelle Prince and the Breakers were not able to find an equalizer.

FC Kansas City’s last completed game was on July 15th when they fell to the Orlando Pride 4-1. The Blues were scheduled to play the North Carolina Courage on July 22nd, but the game was stopped in the 38th minute and eventually canceled due to severe weather. The game is now scheduled for August 10th.

The Blues will be without forward Sydney Leroux and defender Becky Sauerbrunn for the game on Friday. Leroux and Sauerbrunn are currently representing the Unites States in the Tournament of Nations. However, the team added depth along the back line this week with the signing of Sydney Miramontez. The rookie defender has been training with the team all season and is expected to make her first career start on Friday night.

Boston will also be missing two players due to the Tournament of Nations. Goalkeeper Abby Smith and midfielder Margaret Purce will be teammates with Leroux and Sauerbrunn for the final game of the Tournament of Nations today. Boston also added to their roster, with the signing of reserve goalkeeper Jamie Gillis.       

Kickoff for FC Kansas City’s match against the Breakers is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT on Friday. The game can be seen live on go90.com, the go90 app for Android and iOS platforms and NWSLSoccer.com.

FC Kansas City single game tickets are available to purchase here