FC Kansas City KC

3‑3‑4 , 2‑0‑3 Home

3
Final
Sat, May 27

Washington SpiritWAS

3‑5‑2 , 0‑2‑2 Away

2

Children’s Mercy Victory Field

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 1,728

FC Kansas City hangs on to beat Washington 3-2

FC Kansas City topped Washington 1-0 in Week 6

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(Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

Sydney Leroux scored twice and FC Kansas City hung on to beat the Washington Spirit 3-2 in front of 1,728 fans at Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Kansas City, Missouri.

It was the first NWSL start for Spirit forward Mallory Pugh, who made her NWSL debut last week.

Spirit midfielder Kristie Mewis opened the scoring in the 4th minute, but Leroux answered five minutes later, tying the match 1-1.

Leroux added another goal in the 27th minute after forward Shea Groom forced a turnover from the Spirit defense at the top of the penalty box. Leroux picked up the loose ball and bent it past Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé to make it 2-1.

FCKC made it 3-1 thanks to defender Becky Sauerbrunn, who headed home a Brittany Ratcliffe corner kick for just her third ever NWSL goal.

Midfielder Alexa Newfield received her second yellow of the game in the 70th minute following a hard foul on Labbé, so FC Kansas City played the remaining 20 minutes of the match with ten players.

Midfielder Havana Solaun pulled the Spirit to within a goal with a score in the 83rd minute, off an assist from forward Francisca Ordega, but Washington could not find the tying goal.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
  83'
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
  60'
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
  89'
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  65'
88

Alexa Newfield

Attacking Midfielder
  15'   70'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  9', 27'

substitutes

6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
  65'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
  83'
22

Brianne Reed

Substitute
31

Christina Gibbons

Substitute
  77'
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

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
  4'
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Midfielder
  65'
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  38'
11

Mallory Pugh

Forward
12

Katie Stengel

Forward
  77'
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
  28'

substitutes

2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
  77'
6

Kassey Kallman

Substitute
8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute
  65'   83'
14

Francisca Ordega

Substitute
  86'   28'
16

Cameron Castleberry

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 3, Washington Spirit 2.

90'+8'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 3, Washington Spirit 2.

90'+8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

90'+6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Estelle Johnson.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Sydney Leroux.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

YELLOW CARD

Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86'

YELLOW CARD

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Caroline Flynn replaces Rebecca Moros.

83'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 3, Washington Spirit 2. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

78'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Christina Gibbons replaces Shea Groom.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Arielle Ship replaces Katie Stengel.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

75'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

72'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70'

SECOND YELLOW CARD

Second yellow card to Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) for a bad foul.

70'

START DELAY

Delay in match Stephanie Labbé (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

69'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie Labbé (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alyssa Kleiner.

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun replaces Line Sigvardsen Jensen.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Katie Bowen replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

FREE KICK LOST

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

60'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 3, Washington Spirit 1. Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alexa Newfield with a cross following a corner.

60'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexa Newfield.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

51'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51'

START DELAY

Delay in match Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) because of an injury.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

46'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

Second Half begins FC Kansas City 2, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, FC Kansas City 2, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Sydney Leroux.

45'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City).

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alexa Newfield with a through ball.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

38'

YELLOW CARD

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Katie Stengel (Washington Spirit).

37'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

31'

POST

Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

29'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

28'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Francisca Ordega replaces Cheyna Williams.

27'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 2, Washington Spirit 1. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shea Groom.

26'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brittany Taylor.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

20'

FREE KICK WON

Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

19'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18'

START DELAY

Delay in match Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

15'

YELLOW CARD

Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Line Sigvardsen Jensen (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alexa Newfield (FC Kansas City).

9'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 1, Washington Spirit 1. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

6'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Whitney Church tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

4'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 0, Washington Spirit 1. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Brittany Ratcliffe.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Stengel (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Line Sigvardsen Jensen.

3'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) 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+
28
Francisca Ordega 14
Cheyna Williams 20
65
Katie Bowen 6
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
65
Havana Solaun 9
Line Sigvardsen Jensen 7
77
Christina Gibbons 31
Shea Groom 2
77
Arielle Ship 2
Katie Stengel 12
83
Caroline Flynn 21
Becca Moros 3
4
goal

Kristie Mewis 19

9
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Brittany Ratcliffe 25

27
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Shea Groom 2

60
goal

Becky Sauerbrunn 4

Assisted by: Alexa Newfield 88

83
goal

Havana Solaun 9

Assisted by: Francisca Ordega 14

15
yellow card

Alexa Newfield 88

38
yellow card

Meggie Dougherty Howard 29

86
yellow card

Francisca Ordega 14

89
yellow card

Brittany Taylor 13

70
second yellow card

Alexa Newfield 88

WAS

Goals & Assists

4′ Washington Spirit
Kristie Mewis
9′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Brittany Ratcliffe
27′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Shea Groom
60′ FC Kansas City
Becky Sauerbrunn
Assisted by: Alexa Newfield
83′ Washington Spirit
Havana Solaun
Assisted by: Francisca Ordega

Disciplinary

15′ FC Kansas City
Alexa Newfield
38′ Washington Spirit
Meggie Dougherty Howard
70′ FC Kansas City
Alexa Newfield
86′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
89′ FC Kansas City
Brittany Taylor

Substitutions

28′ Washington Spirit
  Francisca Ordega
  Cheyna Williams
65′ FC Kansas City
  Katie Bowen
  Brittany Ratcliffe
65′ Washington Spirit
  Havana Solaun
  Line Sigvardsen Jensen
77′ FC Kansas City
  Christina Gibbons
  Shea Groom
77′ Washington Spirit
  Arielle Ship
  Katie Stengel
83′ FC Kansas City
  Caroline Flynn
  Becca Moros


KC

Match Statistics


WAS

14
Shots
12
5
Shots On Goal
3
5
Shots Blocked
6
5
Corners
7
4
Crosses
15
0
Offsides
3
10
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
359
Total Passes
425
66.9%
Passing Accuracy
77.9%
45.5%
Possession
54.5%
30
Duels Won
33
14
Tackles Won
12
1
Saves
2
22
Clearances
24

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Becca Moros 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 DM Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 65 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 2
88 AM Alexa Newfield 70 0 1 1 1 3 0 4 1
2 AM Shea Groom 77 0 1 3 3 0 0 3 0
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 2 0 5 5 0 0 2 0
6 S Katie Bowen 25 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 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Brianne Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Christina Gibbons 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 2 12 1 0 0 0 1
22 D Alyssa Kleiner 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 M Kristie Mewis 90 1 0 4 4 6 0 2 1
7 M Line Sigvardsen Jensen 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2
12 F Katie Stengel 77 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
20 F Cheyna Williams 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Kassey Kallman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 25 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
14 S Francisca Ordega 62 0 1 2 2 0 2 4 1
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 3 14 2 0 0 0 1