Washington Spirit WAS

3‑8‑3 , 3‑3‑1 Home

0
Final
Sat, May 20

FC Kansas CityKC

3‑7‑4 , 1‑6‑1 Away

1

Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,714

FC Kansas City wins 1-0 as Pugh debuts for the Spirit

Alexa Newfield's 39th minute goal was the difference

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Spirit forward Mallory Pugh made her NWSL debut, but FC Kansas City midfielder Alexa Newfield’s goal was the difference as Kansas City beat Washington 1-0 in front of a crowd of 3,714 at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Newfield’s goal came in the 39th minute as Gibbons served a ball into the penalty area. Forward Sydney Leroux tried a bicycle kick, but couldn’t connect cleanly on it and it bounced to Newfield, who sent a right-footed laser past Washington Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé.

Pugh, 19, subbed into the match in the 54th minute, becoming the youngest American and third youngest player ever in NWSL history. The U.S. women’s national team rising star recently joined the Spirit after leaving UCLA to turn pro.

In the 56th minute, Pugh had a chance for a goal on what would’ve been her first touch but couldn’t get on the end of a pass from midfielder Kristie Mewis.

Mewis nearly scored twice in the match, but her 24th minute shot rocketed off the crossbar and her 60th minute free kick was stopped by defender Becky Sauerbrunn, who peeled off the wall and blocked Mewis’ shot with her chest.

Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made six saves to earn the shutout for FC Kansas City, her 35th career shutout, the most in NWSL history.

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
19

Kristie Mewis

Midfielder
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  80'
2

Arielle Ship

Forward
  54'
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward
  84'
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
  68'

substitutes

6

Kassey Kallman

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute
  80'
11

Mallory Pugh

Substitute
  54'
12

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  68'
16

Cameron Castleberry

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
  48'
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
3

Becca Moros

Defensive Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  87'
88

Alexa Newfield

Attacking Midfielder
  82'   39'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  73'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward

substitutes

6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
  73'
11

Desiree Scott

Substitute
  87'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
  82'
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 0, FC Kansas City 1.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, FC Kansas City 1.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Desiree Scott replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Caroline Flynn (FC Kansas City).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

84'

YELLOW CARD

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Caroline Flynn replaces Alexa Newfield.

81'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexa Newfield.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun replaces Meggie Dougherty Howard.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Lo'eau LaBonta tries a through ball, but Brittany Taylor is caught offside.

77'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alyssa Kleiner.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Katie Bowen replaces Shea Groom.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Becky Sauerbrunn.

70'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit).

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Katie Stengel replaces Cheyna Williams.

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Whitney Church tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).

60'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shea Groom.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

54'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Mallory Pugh replaces Arielle Ship.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Becky Sauerbrunn with a cross.

49'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

48'

YELLOW CARD

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 0, FC Kansas City 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, FC Kansas City 1.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Alyssa Kleiner.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

43'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

39'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, FC Kansas City 1. Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

33'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Alyssa Kleiner.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

31'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Alexa Newfield with a cross following a corner.

29'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

25'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

24'

POST

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Arielle Ship.

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Rebecca Moros tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit).

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

14'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

5'

FREE KICK WON

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

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Lo'eau LaBonta tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

2'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit).

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Alexa Newfield tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
54
Mallory Pugh 11
Arielle Ship 2
68
Katie Stengel 12
Cheyna Williams 20
73
Katie Bowen 6
Shea Groom 2
80
Havana Solaun 9
Meggie Dougherty Howard 29
82
Caroline Flynn 21
Alexa Newfield 88
87
Desiree Scott 11
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
39
goal

Alexa Newfield 88

Assisted by: Sydney Leroux 14

48
yellow card

Becky Sauerbrunn 4

84
yellow card

Francisca Ordega 14

KC

Goals & Assists

39′ FC Kansas City
Alexa Newfield
Assisted by: Sydney Leroux

Disciplinary

48′ FC Kansas City
Becky Sauerbrunn
84′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega

Substitutions

54′ Washington Spirit
  Mallory Pugh
  Arielle Ship
68′ Washington Spirit
  Katie Stengel
  Cheyna Williams
73′ FC Kansas City
  Katie Bowen
  Shea Groom
80′ Washington Spirit
  Havana Solaun
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
82′ FC Kansas City
  Caroline Flynn
  Alexa Newfield
87′ FC Kansas City
  Desiree Scott
  Brittany Ratcliffe


WAS

Match Statistics


KC

11
Shots
9
6
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
0
4
Corners
5
13
Crosses
15
1
Offsides
6
7
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
373
Total Passes
371
69.4%
Passing Accuracy
60.4%
49.8%
Possession
50.2%
27
Duels Won
27
10
Tackles Won
11
2
Saves
6
32
Clearances
16

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Alyssa Kleiner 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
19 M Kristie Mewis 90 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 2
7 M Line Sigvardsen Jensen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
2 F Arielle Ship 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 4 0
20 F Cheyna Williams 68 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
6 S Kassey Kallman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Mallory Pugh 36 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
12 S Katie Stengel 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cameron Castleberry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 1 9 2 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
3 DM Becca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
9 DM Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
88 AM Alexa Newfield 82 1 0 3 3 5 0 2 0
2 AM Shea Groom 73 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 1 3 3 0 2 0 1
6 S Katie Bowen 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Desiree Scott 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 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 11 6 0 0 0 0