FC Kansas City KC

7‑9‑6 , 4‑3‑4 Home

2
Final
Sun, Apr 16

Boston BreakersBOS

4‑12‑7 , 1‑7‑4 Away

0

Children’s Mercy Victory Field

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 3,340

Leroux and Rodriguez score, but A-Rod injured in FC Kansas City’s win over Boston

Rodriguez leaves with an injury shortly after her goal

FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez scored her first NWSL goal since 2015. (Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

The highly anticipated return of Sydney Leroux and Amy Rodriguez to the NWSL seemed to be off to a dream start. Leroux scored seven minutes into the first half and Rodriguez scored shortly after the start of the second half.

But just a few minutes after Rodriguez’s goal, the forward was down with what appeared to be a left knee injury and was subbed out of the match.

“She left the game, we don’t know what it is we’re just hoping it’s not as bad as the first impression was,” FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski said after the match in a team press release.

Both Leroux and Rodriguez missed the 2016 season because of pregnancy.

Leroux’s goal came on one of her first touches of the match. Captain Becky Sauerbrunn served a long ball up the field that Leroux ran onto the end of and struck one-time past Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith. Leroux’s last NWSL goal came in 2015 when she was a member of the the Western New York Flash.

Rodriguez’s goal came in the 48th minute off an assist from Shea Groom, FC Kansas City’s top scorer in 2016. Rodriguez started the play by crossing it to Groom who then found Rodriguez in the box to double the lead. The last NWSL goal for Rodriguez was the game-winner in the 2015 NWSL Championship, a 1-0 win over Seattle for FC Kansas City.

Leroux could’ve had at least two more, rocketing a shot off the post in each half. Rodriguez also came close to adding to her total, but was stopped by a few strong Smith saves.

The game also marked the NWSL debut of midfielder Rose Lavelle, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick by the Boston Breakers.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
88

Alexa Newfield

Midfielder
  73'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Midfielder
6

Katie Bowen

Midfielder
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  78'   7'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Forward
  57'   48'
2

Shea Groom

Forward

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  78'
3

Becca Moros

Substitute
  73'
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
5

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  57'
22

Brianne Reed

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
  37'
20

Christen Westphal

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
21

Margaret Purce

Defender
19

Adriana Leon

Midfielder
  73'
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
5

Amanda DaCosta

Midfielder
  63'
11

Rose Lavelle

Midfielder
10

Rosie White

Forward
  60'   81'
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward

substitutes

25

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
  81'
3

Brooke Elby

Substitute
8

Julie King

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  63'
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute
30

Kylie Strom

Substitute
18

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
  73'

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 2, Boston Breakers 0.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 2, Boston Breakers 0.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers).

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

83'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Morgan Andrews replaces Rosie White.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tiffany Weimer with a cross.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tiffany Weimer with a cross.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Maegan Kelly replaces Sydney Leroux.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

75'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tiffany Weimer.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Tiffany Weimer replaces Adriana Leon.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Rebecca Moros replaces Alexa Newfield.

73'

FREE KICK WON

Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shea Groom.

72'

POST

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Brittany Taylor.

68'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Angela Salem.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Katie Bowen.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Amanda Da Costa.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Lo'eau LaBonta.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60'

YELLOW CARD

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

60'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Amy Rodriguez because of an injury.

57'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55'

START DELAY

Delay in match Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City) because of an injury.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

48'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 2, Boston Breakers 0. Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shea Groom following a fast break.

46'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

START

Second Half begins FC Kansas City 1, Boston Breakers 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, FC Kansas City 1, Boston Breakers 0.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alexa Newfield with a cross.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Allysha Chapman.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rosie White.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

42'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

41'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

37'

YELLOW CARD

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

36'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Amanda Da Costa (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

32'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Natasha Dowie.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shea Groom with a headed pass.

32'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

31'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Angela Salem.

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amanda Da Costa.

29'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

27'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Angela Salem tries a through ball, but Rosie White is caught offside.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

20'

FREE KICK WON

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

16'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Margaret Purce.

15'

POST

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez with a through ball.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shea Groom.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

10'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

7'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 1, Boston Breakers 0. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Becky Sauerbrunn.

6'

FREE KICK WON

Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

5'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

4'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

KC
KO HT FT 90+
57
Brittany Ratcliffe 5
Amy Rodriguez 8
63
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Amanda DaCosta 5
73
Becca Moros 3
Alexa Newfield 88
73
Tiffany Weimer 18
Adriana Leon 19
78
Maegan Kelly 44
Sydney Leroux 14
81
Morgan Andrews 25
Rosie White 10
7
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Becky Sauerbrunn 4

48
goal

Amy Rodriguez 8

Assisted by: Shea Groom 2

37
yellow card

Allysha Chapman 2

60
yellow card

Rosie White 10

BOS

Goals & Assists

7′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Becky Sauerbrunn
48′ FC Kansas City
Amy Rodriguez
Assisted by: Shea Groom

Disciplinary

37′ Boston Breakers
Allysha Chapman
60′ Boston Breakers
Rosie White

Substitutions

57′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Amy Rodriguez
63′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Amanda DaCosta
73′ FC Kansas City
  Becca Moros
  Alexa Newfield
73′ Boston Breakers
  Tiffany Weimer
  Adriana Leon
78′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Sydney Leroux
81′ Boston Breakers
  Morgan Andrews
  Rosie White


KC

Match Statistics


BOS

13
Shots
16
7
Shots On Goal
6
3
Shots Blocked
5
4
Corners
5
15
Crosses
22
0
Offsides
1
12
Fouls
13
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
388
Total Passes
471
75.8%
Passing Accuracy
79.2%
45.2%
Possession
54.8%
42
Duels Won
42
14
Tackles Won
9
6
Saves
5
25
Clearances
15

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
88 M Alexa Newfield 73 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 1
9 M Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
6 M Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 F Sydney Leroux 78 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
8 F Amy Rodriguez 57 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
2 F Shea Groom 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 2 1
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
3 S Becca Moros 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Brittany Ratcliffe 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
22 S Brianne Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 0 16 6 0 0 0 1
2 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3
20 D Christen Westphal 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 M Adriana Leon 73 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 2
26 M Angela Salem 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
5 M Amanda DaCosta 63 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 M Rose Lavelle 90 0 0 2 2 5 0 2 2
10 F Rosie White 81 0 0 3 3 0 1 5 1
9 F Natasha Dowie 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2
25 S Morgan Andrews 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 S Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Julie King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 27 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Kylie Strom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Tiffany Weimer 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 2 13 5 0 0 0 0