FC Kansas City midfielder Yael Averbuch has organized the auction for three NWSL players lost their possessions in a house fire last month. The online auction includes a variety of FC Kansas City items.
Liberty native Shea Groom scored the Blues’ first goal of the season on a beautiful diving header but later left the match after picking up her second yellow card as FC Kansas City played the Portland Thorns FC to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Swope Soccer Village.
FC Kansas City opens its 2016 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. The Blues are the two-time defending NWSL champions, but they lost key players Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez from last season.
Shea Groom, Yael Averbuch and Frances Silva scored goals as FC Kansas City finished its exhibition season with a 2-0 win over UMKC and a 1-0 over the Minnesota Gophers. Meanwhile, Daniel Salloi scored the only goal as Swope Park Rangers played San Antonio FC to 1-1 draw in Texas.
Five women’s pro soccer players have filed a federal wage complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They say they were paid nearly four times less than their male counterparts. FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn is one of the five players to file complaint.
The Blues will open the season with four home games in their first five matches. FC Kansas City will open the season on April 16 against the Western New York Flash. The site of that game has yet to be determined.