FC Kansas City’s hot streak continued Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars in Bridgeview, Ill. The victory was the Blues’ third in a row.
Sydney Leroux, Katie Bowen and Maegan Kelly all scored for FCKC (6-8-5) in front of 3,314 fans at Toyota Park. Shea Groom assisted on the goals by Leroux and Bowen, which came 6 minutes apart in the first half.
Julie Ertz scored the lone goal for the Red Stars (8-6-5).
Chicago trailed 2-0 in the 44th minute when it received a penalty kick after Groom got a yellow card for dangerous play. But FCKC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart dived to her right and made a save on Christen Press for her first NWSL penalty-kick save.
The match was the fourth in 11 days for FC Kansas City. The Blues’ next game will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against the Orlando Pride at Swope Soccer Village.
The Blues, with 23 points, are six points out of a playoff spot with five games to play.
FC KANSAS CITY 3, RED STARS 1
First half: 1, Kansas City, Leroux (Groom), 23rd minute. 2, Kansas City, Bowen (Groom), 29th. Second half: 3, Chicago, Ertz (Nagasato), 64th. 4, Kansas City, Kelly (LaBonta), 80th. Shots: Kansas City 9, Chicago 24. Shots on goal: Kansas City 7, Chicago 7. Saves: Kansas City 6, Chicago 4. Offsides: Kansas City 1, Chicago 1. Fouls: Kansas City 5, Chicago 4. Yellow cards: Kansas City 1, Chicago 2. Att: 3,314.