Jen Buczkowski made the most of her swan song for FC Kansas City, playing well in the midfield and feeding Shea Groom with a great pass in the second half that led to a shot just over the crossbar, but the Blues played to a scoreless draw against the Chicago Red Stars, leaving them 0-3-2 this season.
The Blues play host to the Chicago Red Stars at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Swope Soccer Village. FC Kansas City is winless in four matches this season. The match Friday will be the final one for FC Kansas City midfielder Jen Buczkowski.
FC Kansas City midfielder Yael Averbuch has organized the auction for three NWSL players lost their possessions in a house fire last month. The online auction includes a variety of FC Kansas City items.
Liberty native Shea Groom scored the Blues’ first goal of the season on a beautiful diving header but later left the match after picking up her second yellow card as FC Kansas City played the Portland Thorns FC to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Swope Soccer Village.
FC Kansas City opens its 2016 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. The Blues are the two-time defending NWSL champions, but they lost key players Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez from last season.