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KANSAS CITY DEFEAT SEATTLE 2-0
Midfielder Lauren Cheney sets up both goals in victory

(April 26, 2013) – FC Kansas City earned its first win in franchise history and remains unbeaten so far on the season after defeating the Seattle Reign FC 2-0 at Shawnee Mission District Stadium in Overland, Kan. Over 4,000 fans braved the rain and cool temperatures to see Lauren Cheney feed Sinead Farrelly and Renae Cuellar for the only two goals scored on the night.

With a steady rain all day both teams expected the ball to be fast and tough to control on this field. Coach Vlatko Andonovski prepared his team by stressing the importance of close, short passes to work the ball up the field. Seattle seemed determined to stop that progression with aggressive hard tackles up the midfield.

In the 21st minute, Lauren Cheney was awarded a corner kick from the left side of the goal. Her bending pass across the mouth of the goal found the head of Sinead Farrelly on the back post. Farrelly’s first goal of the season gave FC Kansas City an early lead.

“It was important that we got the first goal,” said coach Andonovski. “This game was difficult in the elements and the confidence we got from (Farrelly’s) goal was what allowed us to push through the rest of the game.”

Seattle tried to push back several times throughout the remainder of the game. Jessica Fishlock, the dynamic midfielder from Wales, put a crossing pass right to the waiting foot of Reign forward Keelin Winters, but Nicole Barnhart showed why she is one of the world’s best goalkeepers by anticipating the pass and nullifying any chance at a shot.

Renae Cuellar continued her goal-scoring ways with another tally tonight. Cheney found her at midfield and the speedy Mexican international won the footrace against the Seattle defender and tucked her shot into the right lower corner, giving FC Kansas City a 2-0 lead. The score would hold for the remainder of the game.

These two teams face each other next week, this time in Seattle, on May 4th at 11 p.m. (ET). The Blues return home on May 18th to face the Boston Breakers at 8:35 p.m. (ET).
 

 

 SCORING SUMMARY

GOALS
1
2
F
Seattle(0-2-1)
0
0
0
FCKansasCity(1-0-1)
1
1
2
 

 

Goal
Time
Team
GoalScorer
Assists
Note
1
21
FC Kansas City
Sinead Farrelly
Lauren Cheney
 
2
71
FC Kansas City
Renae Cuellar
Lauren Cheney
 
 

 
 
 
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
 
Time       Team                                              ##      Player                                                       Card                           Reason
None
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
 
Time       Team                                                            OUT                                                                            IN
 
61             Seattle                                                       #2EmilyZurrer                                                              #25KierstenDallstream
70             FCKansasCity                                              #17SineadFarrelly                                                       #15ErikaTymrak
77             FCKansasCity                                              #10RenaeCuellar                                                        #8CourtneyJones
79             Seattle                                                       #3LaurenBarnes                                                         #9TiffanyCameron
88             Seattle                                                       #11KeelinWinters                                                        #21KristenMeier
88             FCKansasCity                                              #19KristieMewis                                                          #2MelissaHenderson
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SHOTS
1
2
F
Seattle
4
5
9
FCKansasCity
6
6
12
 

SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
F
Seattle
4
2
6
FCKansasCity
2
5
7

 
SAVES
1
2
F
Seattle
1
4
5
FCKansasCity
4
2
6
 

CORNERKICKS
1
2
F
Seattle
2
3
5
FCKansasCity
3
1
4

 
OFFSIDES
1
2
F
Seattle
1
0
1
FCKansasCity
1
3
4
 

FOULS
1
2
F
Seattle
3
4
7
FCKansasCity
6
3
9

 
Officials:
Referee: Christina Unkel
Asst.Referee: Mark Boyko; Kyle Atkins
FourthOfficial: Brandon Marshall
Attendance: 4,064
 
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Seattle Reign FC Player Stats
 

##
19
Name(*forstarters)
Christine Nairn*
Min
90
G
0
A
0
Sh
1
SOG
1
YC
0
RC
0
CK
5
Off
0
FC
0
FS
1
14
Kristina Larsen*   
       90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
18
Michelle Betos*    
       90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
Elli Reed*
       90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
10
Jessica Fishlock*
       90
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
6
Kaylyn Kyle*
       90
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
Jenny Ruiz Williams*
       90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
Kate Deines*
       90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
Keelin Winters*
       88
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
Lauren Barnes*
       79
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
Emily Zurrer*
       61
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
25
Kiersten Dallstream
       29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
9
Tiffany Cameron
         11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
Kristen Meier                                 
      2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TEAMTOTAL                                       990                          0        0                  9                      6       0                        5             1               7               9
 

Seattle Reign FC Goalkeeper Stats
 
##  Name(*forstarters)
Min
GA
Sh
SOG
Sv
D
18    Michelle Betos*
90
2
10
5
3
L

TEAMTOTAL                                             90               2             10                   5            3
 
FC Kansas City Player Stats
 

##
18
Name(*forstarters)
Nicole Barnhart*
Min
90
G
0
A
0
Sh
0
SOG
0
YC
0
RC
0
CK
0
Off
0
FC
0
FS
0
4
Becky Sauerbrunn* 
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
Jen Buczkowski*
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
13
Leigh Ann Robinson*
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
14
Lauren Sesselmann*
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
11
Desiree Scott*
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
12
Lauren Cheney*
        90
0
2
4
2
0
0
3
1
0
3
9
Merritt Mathias*
        90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
19
Kristie Mewis*
        88
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
10
Renae Cuellar*
        77
1
0
4
3
0
0
0
2
0
0
17
Sinead Farrelly*
        70
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
15
Erika Tymrak
        20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
Courtney Jones
        13
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
Melissa Henderson
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
TEAMTOTAL
      990
2
2
12
7
0
0
4
4
9
7

 

FC Kansas City Goalkeeper Stats
 
##  Name(*forstarters)
Min
GA
Sh
SOG
Sv
D
18    Nicole Barnhart*
90
0
8              
5
5
W

TEAMTOTAL                                 90               0               8                   5            5
 
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