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A 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC on Sunday at Sporting Park spoiled the season-opening game for the defending National Women’s Soccer League champion FC Kansas City. The Blues allowed the goal in the 29th minute and were unable to find an equalizer.
FC Kansas City, the defending champions of the National Women’s Soccer League, started preseason conditioning on Monday afternoon at the Overland Park Soccer Complex. The Blues will start exhibition play Sunday against the University of Nebraska.
FC Kansas City went after homegrown talent with Liberty’s Shea Groom for their first pick of the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft on Friday. Groom was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 16 goals at Texas A&M. The team made five picks overall, including Kaysie Clark of Missouri at No. 35.