FC Kansas City KC

8‑9‑7 , 4‑3‑5 Home

2
Final
Wed, Aug 16

Portland Thorns FCPOR

14‑5‑5 , 4‑4‑4 Away

1

Children's Mercy Victory Field at Swope Soccer Village

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 428

Averbuch, Leroux score for FC Kansas City in 2-1 win over Portland Thorns FC

FCKC scored two goals in four minutes in the comeback win

FC Kansas City defender Yael Averbuch scored off a free kick in the second half vs. Portland Thorns FC. (Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

FC Kansas City won their second straight game as they beat Portland Thorns FC 2-1 at home on a rainy night in Kansas City, Missouri. Kickoff was delayed by over two hours because of lightning in the area. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Thorns.

The Thorns took a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick goal, converted by Amandine Henry. Kansas City defender Becca Moros fouled Christine Sinclair in the box to set up the kick. Henry sent the ball to the lower left corner of the goal and past FCKC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart for her second goal of the season.

Kansas City scored twice in four minutes in the second half to take the lead. The leveled the match in the 65th minute after Ashleigh Sykes fouled Moros on the left wing, just outside the top of the 18. Averbuch took the restart and sent a swerving ball to the near post and past Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch for the direct free kick score.

In the 69th minute, FC Kansas City made it 2-1 on a header by Sydney Leroux off an assist from Brittany Ratcliffe. Leroux’s fourth goal of the season was the eventual game-winner for the Blues.

Portland had a chance to equalize in the 89th minute when Lindsey Horan stepped up to take a free kick from about 30 yards out. Horan scored a late equalizer off a direct free kick earlier this season. This time, though, her attempt to place it in the upper left corner just missed, as it grazed the post and went out of bounds.

With the win, FC Kansas City improved to 5-8-5 with 20 points this season. With the loss, the Thorns failed to put distance between them and the Red Stars (who also lost Wednesday). The Thorns remain in second place with 31 points, just two ahead of the Red Stars for the second home semifinal spot in the NWSL playoffs.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
  65'
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
15

Erika Tymrak

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  80'   69'

substitutes

6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
  62'
21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  80'
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
28

Amandine Henry

Defensive Midfielder
  44'
7

Lindsey Horan

Defensive Midfielder
21

Hayley Raso

Attacking Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
14

Ashleigh Sykes

Attacking Midfielder
  72'
11

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Forward
  63'

substitutes

30

Celeste Boureille

Substitute
27

Meghan Cox

Substitute
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
15

Kendall Johnson

Substitute
9

Nadia Nadim

Substitute
  63'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  72'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 2, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 2, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89'

POST

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

88'

FREE KICK WON

Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross following a corner.

85'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Desiree Scott.

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

83'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

82'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Adrianna Franch.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

80'

SUBSTITUTION

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

79'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

77'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yael Averbuch following a corner.

73'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Ashleigh Sykes.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

72'

FREE KICK WON

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

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

71'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 2, Portland Thorns 1. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe with a cross.

65'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 1, Portland Thorns 1. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns).

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Nadia Nadim replaces Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Erika Tymrak.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Katie Bowen replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City).

61'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Christine Sinclair.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

57'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

51'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Katherine Reynolds tries a through ball, but Dagny Brynjarsdóttir is caught offside.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

START

Second Half begins FC Kansas City 0, Portland Thorns 1.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, FC Kansas City 0, Portland Thorns 1.

45'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Shea Groom with a cross.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).

44'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 0, Portland Thorns 1. Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

43'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Portland Thorns. Christine Sinclair draws a foul in the penalty area.

43'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City) after a foul in the penalty area.

42'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

38'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Sydney Leroux.

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross following a corner.

27'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

26'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

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

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Desiree Scott with a cross.

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Erika Tymrak with a cross following a corner.

18'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Katherine Reynolds.

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shea Groom.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ashleigh Sykes.

11'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).

10'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amandine Henry with a through ball.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

KC
KO HT FT 90+
62
Katie Bowen 6
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
62
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Erika Tymrak 15
63
Nadia Nadim 9
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11
72
Mallory Weber 26
Ashleigh Sykes 14
80
Maegan Kelly 44
Sydney Leroux 14
44
goal

Amandine Henry 28

Penalty Kick

65
goal

Yael Averbuch 10

69
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Brittany Ratcliffe 25

POR

Goals & Assists

44′ Portland Thorns FC
Amandine Henry
Penalty kick
65′ FC Kansas City
Yael Averbuch
69′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Brittany Ratcliffe

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

62′ FC Kansas City
  Katie Bowen
  Lo’eau LaBonta
62′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Erika Tymrak
63′ Portland Thorns FC
  Nadia Nadim
  Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
72′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Ashleigh Sykes
80′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Sydney Leroux


KC

Match Statistics


POR

15
Shots
12
4
Shots On Goal
5
5
Shots Blocked
4
7
Corners
6
16
Crosses
26
0
Offsides
1
8
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
375
Total Passes
438
69.1%
Passing Accuracy
75.6%
46.4%
Possession
53.6%
38
Duels Won
42
10
Tackles Won
17
4
Saves
2
37
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Becca Moros 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
31 DM Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 AM Erika Tymrak 62 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 62 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
2 AM Shea Groom 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
14 F Sydney Leroux 80 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 2
6 S Katie Bowen 28 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 10 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Alexa Newfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 1 12 4 1 0 0 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 DM Amandine Henry 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
7 DM Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
21 AM Hayley Raso 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3
14 AM Ashleigh Sykes 72 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
11 F Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 63 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
30 S Celeste Boureille 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Meghan Cox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Britt Eckerstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Kendall Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Nadia Nadim 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 S Mallory Weber 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 2 15 2 0 0 0 0