Rodriguez scored her third goal of the season series and led FC Kansas City to a 2-1 victory against Sky Blue FC on Sunday night at UMKC’s Durwood Stadium. She is tied atop the National Women’s Soccer League with 11 goals this season.
Though they grew up playing soccer in Kansas City, Morgan Marlborough, Frances Silva and Mandy Laddish didn’t have a professional women’s soccer team in the area to look up to. The dream of playing for the hometown team wasn’t there, because there wasn’t a hometown team.
FC Kansas City's seven-game win streak came to an abrupt end in a 7-1 loss to Portland Thorns FC on Sunday night. It was the first time the Blues had given up more than three goals in a game this season.
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FC Kansas City has a chance to win the regular season series against the defending National Women's Soccer League champions if it can defeat Portland Thorns FC for the second time in two weeks and continue its seven-game winning streak.
FC Kansas City's Lauren Holiday was hospitalized after the Blue's victory against Sky Blue FC on Sunday. She initially showed signs of dehydration and is still in New Jersey awaiting test results. She is expected to return to Kansas City on Thursday.
FC Kansas City acquired a third-round draft pick from the Houston Dash in exchange for Melissa Henderson. Nia Williams also decided to accept a teaching position in the area and will now serve as a reserve player for the Blues.
Forward hasn’t lost her finishing touch since the arrival of her son Ryan last October. Rodriguez is second in the National Women’s Soccer League in scoring while still contributing to the United States national team.
Merritt Mathias found fellow midfielder Jen Buczkowski alone on the left side for the only goal in the Blues’ 1-0 victory against the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday night at UMKC’s Durwood Stadium. It was the first goal of the season for Buczkowski and the first assist for Mathias.
FC Kansas City is undefeated in the last six games with four consecutive victories and has moved into second place in the National Women's Soccer League standings. The Blues will host the Chicago Red Stars tonight at 7 p.m. at UMKC's Durwood Stadium.