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.
FC Kansas City and the Missouri Comets reached agreements with coach Vlatko Andonovski to extend his contracts for three more seasons. He won a National Women’s Soccer League and a Major Indoor Soccer League championship this past season.
National Women's Soccer League champion FC Kansas City was welcomed home with a small party at the Granfalloon on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Seattle Reign FC 2-1 on Sunday, finishing the season with a 12-7-5 record.
Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City beat Seattle Reign FC 2-1 on Sunday to win the National Women's Soccer League title. It is the first title for the Blues, which knocked off the league's defending champion, the Portland Thorns, in the semifinals.
Follow along on your desktop or mobile device for tweets from Kathleen Gier as FC Kansas City takes on Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League championship.The game can be seen starting at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
FC Kansas City will need another strong performance from the defense to defeat Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League championship. The back line, which is led by two-time NWSL Defender of the Year Becky Sauerbrunn, had a league-best nine shutouts this season. The game can be seen starting at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
A closer look at the matchups in the National Women’s Soccer League championship game. FC Kansas City will travel to Seattle to take on Reign FC at 2 p.m. on Sunday and the game will be shown on ESPN2.
Becky Sauerbrunn, Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez were named to the National Women’s Soccer League’s Best XI. It was the second consecutive selection for Sauerbrunn and Holiday. Those three and goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart were also called to the U.S. women’s national team.
Although he took an unusual path to get here Macedonian-born coach Vlatko Andonovski has become one of Kansas City’s most successful soccer ambassadors. He led the Missouri Comets to a title in March and has the chance to win another with FC Kasnas City this Sunday.