Seattle’s Little, one of the best players in the league, was named the 2016 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. She scored the only goal in Seattle’s 1-0 victory over FCKC in May. FCKC can extend a three-game unbeaten streak in its match against Seattle on Saturday.
FCKC’s Shea Groom’s two goals are tied with Yael Averbach for most on the team this year. Her development hit a snag with a broken foot last season, but head coach Vlatko Andonovski sees Groom’s potential as key for FCKC.
FC Kansas City fell to 0-4-2 this season after a 1-0 loss to the Breakers on Sunday night in Boston. It was the Blues’ third shutout in four matches. Boston’s Whitney Engen scored the only goal in the 19th minute.
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.