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KANSAS CITY FALLS TO SPIRIT, 3-1
FCKC Unable to Overcome Two-Goal Halftime Deficit

(April 19, 2014) – FC Kansas City lost for the first time in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season tonight to the Washington Spirit. Amy Rodriguez scored in her second straight match for Kansas City, but it wasn’t enough as Diana Matheson notched two goals for the Spirit as she led her team to a 3-1 victory.

Washington caught Kansas City off guard early. In the fourth minute Crystal Dunn beat Nikki Phillips to a ball in the midfield and raced down the field. At the last moment she dished a pass to Diana Matheson who found the near post open for the 1-0 lead.

FC Kansas City looked to rebound right away after a streaking Amy Rodriguez was taken down in the box and awarded a Penalty Kick in the seventh minute. Normally automatic at the penalty spot, Lauren Holiday was unable to convert the kick, keeping her side down by a goal.

Able to regroup themselves, FC Kansas City returned to their possession-style attack right away. In the 29th minute Liz Bogus received a pass from her midfield and drove straight to goal with Amy Rodriguez on her right and Lauren Holiday on her left. With the defense coming to her, Bogus laid it off to Rodriguez who hit a great shot right away. Spirit goalkeeper, Ashlyn Harris was able to make the save on the initial shot, but Rodriguez followed that up with a shot that Harris had no chance on.

The game was turned in the 38th minute when Dunn was once again able to come across the Kansas City defense and find Matheson at the top of the penalty box. Matheson hit a one-time shot that curled away and into the upper left corner of the goal.

Right at the end of the half, Spirit forward Jodie Taylor was fouled just outside of the Kansas City penalty box. Christine Nairn hit her free kick into nearly the same exact spot of the goal as Matheson had minutes earlier. The restart goal gave Washington a 3-1 lead in the final minute of the half.

Just prior to the final goal, defender Nikki Phillips collided with a Spirit forward on a clearance attempt. She was attended to by the trainers and unable to return, being replaced by Nia Williams.

Neither side was able to capitalize on opportunities in the second half. FC Kansas City midfielder Frances Silva made her NWSL debut when she and Jenna Richmond were inserted into the lineup midway through the period. While both players were able to help Kansas City increase pressure on the Spirit, the team was unable to find the back of the net.

 

GOALS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City (0-1-1)

1

0

1

Washington (1-1-0)

3

0

3

SCORING SUMMARY

Goal

Time

Team

Goal Scorer

Assists

Note

1

4

Washington

Diana Matheson

   

2

29

FC Kansas City

Amy Rodriguez

   

3

38

Washington

Diana Matheson

Crystal Dunn

 

4

45

Washington

Christine Nairn

   

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

Time

T eam

##

Player

Card

Reason

32

FC Kansas City

14

Kassey Kallman

Yellow Card

Tactical Foul

SUBSTITUTIONS

Time Team                      OUT                    IN

47+    FC Kansas City       #23 Nikki Phillips  #16 Nia Williams 

46      Washington            #6 Lori Lindsey      #99 Danesha Adams 

66      Washington            #4 Yael Averbuch   #28 Jordan Angeli

67     FC Kansas City       #9 Merritt Mathias  #7 Jenna Richmond 

67     FC Kansas City      #5 Liz Bogus           #10 Frances Silva

81     Washington            #14 Jodie Taylor      #22 Bianca Sierra

 

 

SHOTS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

8

9

17

Washington

5

2

7

SHOTS ON GOAL

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

5

3

8

Washington

5

1

6

SAVES

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

2

1

3

Washington

5

3

8

CORNER KICKS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

3

6

9

Washington

0

0

0

OFFSIDES

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

4

1

5

Washington

2

0

2

FOULS

1

2

F

FC Kansas City

6

3

9

Washington

5

6

11

Officials: Referee: Matthew Franz

 

Asst. Referee: Danielle Chesky; Alexander Luttman

 

Fourth Official: Jordan Gray

Attendance: 2577

 

 

FC Kansas City Player Stats

##

18

Name (* for starters)

Nicole Barnhart*

Min

90

G

0

A

0

Sh

0

SOG

0

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

13

Leigh Ann Robinson*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Kassey Kallman*

90

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

3

0

15

Erika Tymrak*

90

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

Lauren Holiday*

90

0

0

4

2

0

0

9

3

2

1

6

Jen Buczkowski*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

8

Amy Rodriguez*

90

1

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

Becky Sauerbrunn*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

Merritt Mathias*

67

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

2

5

Liz Bogus*

67

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

Nikki Phillips*

45

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

Nia Williams

45

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

10

Frances Silva

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

7

Jenna Richmond

23

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

  TEAM TOTAL 990 1 0 17 8 1 0 9 5 9 10

 

 

FC Kansas City Goalkeeper Stats

 

## Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

18 Nicole Barnhart*

90

3

6

5

2

L

TEAM TOTAL 90 3 6 5 2  

 

 

Washington Player Stats

##

8

Name (* for starters)

Diana Matheson*

Min

90

G

2

A

0

Sh

2

SOG

2

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

1

FS

2

1

Ashlyn Harris*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

7

Christine Nairn*

90

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

19

Crystal Dunn*

90

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

3

Toni Pressley*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

23

Tori Huster*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Robyn Gayle*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

11

Ali Krieger*

90

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

14

Jodie Taylor*

81

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

4

Yael Averbuch*

66

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

6

Lori Lindsey*

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

99

Danesha Adams

45

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

28

Jordan Angeli

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

22

Bianca Sierra

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TEAM TOTAL

990

3

1

7

6

0

0

0

2

11

7

 

Washington Goalkeeper Stats

 

## Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1 Ashlyn Harris*

90

1

17

8

7

W

TEAM T OTAL

90

1

17

8

7

 

 

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