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Becky Sauerbrunn leads U.S. women’s soccer team into Rio

Over the past six years, FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn’s evolution has been a switch from near-afterthought to cornerstone, from bench-warmer to reluctant superstar. And as she’s being asked to find her voice on the field this year as a first-time captain of the U.S. women’s national team heading into the Rio Olympics, she’s also finding her voice off the field, using her newfound platform to fight for female athletes’ rights.

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FC Kansas City suffers 3-2 loss to Washington

It was the stuff of a goalkeeper’s nightmares. The Washington Spirit sent shot after shot at FC Kansas City goalie Nicole Barnhart in the 58th minute, firing four from point-blank range before Joanna Lohman’s goal gave her team a 2-0 lead that would prove insurmountable for the Blues. With its 3-2 loss to Washington on Saturday at Swope Soccer Village, FCKC falls to 3-6-4.

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NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay

Many National Women’s Soccer League players subsist on salaries as low as $7,200 for a seven-month season. FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn is leading the charge for equal pay at the national team level. But even if the national team can gain pay equality, many in the NWSL will still struggle to pay bills.

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Becky Sauerbrunn hopes to lead U.S. women to another gold

Becky Sauerbrunn, an FC Kansas City defender and U.S. Women's National Soccer Team co-captain, talks about being a leader and the team's goal of winning back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this month following their World Cup Championship win last year.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
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Becky Sauerbrunn hopes to lead U.S. women to another gold

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay in the league 1:34

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay in the league

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NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay

FC Kansas City's Becky Sauerbrunn, Vlatko Andonovski on season-opening loss 0:55

FC Kansas City's Becky Sauerbrunn, Vlatko Andonovski on season-opening loss