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Kansas City’s women’s soccer team FCKC not expected to return in 2018

The National Women’s Soccer League franchise FC Kansas City will not remain in town for the 2018 season. After five seasons, it will either relocate to Salt Lake City or fold, sources told The Star. The news comes after Vlatko Andonovski’s resignation and controvery surrounding previous owners Chris Likens, his sons Brad and Greg, and Brian Budzinski. Current owner Elam Baer did not comment.

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Coach who led FC Kansas City to two NWSL championships is leaving team

Vlatko Andonovski, who led FC Kansas City to two National Women’s Soccer League championships, will not return as coach and reportedly will become the Seattle Reign head coach. FC Kansas City and the NWSL started play in 2013, with the Blues reaching the four-team playoffs under Andonovski, the team’s only coach. The Blues won the league championship in 2014 and 2015 but have missed the playoffs the last two seasons.

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National team call-up adds to week of good news for FC Kansas City

A few silver linings have emerged for FC Kansas City this week following a 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC over the weekend. Captain Becky Sauerbrunn was chosen to the United States women’s national team roster on Thursday, ahead of a pair of friendlies against New Zealand scheduled for Sept. 15 and Sept. 19. FCKC forward and Liberty native Shea Groom received National Women’s Soccer League player of the week honors on Tuesday.

FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski: 'This team believes in the process'

Despite failing to pick up a win in their last six matches, FC Kansas City's morale remains high, as the players continue to believe in the process. By Alec McChesney/for the Kansas City Star
Alec McChesney The Kansas City Star