FC Kansas City KC

8‑9‑7 , 4‑3‑5 Home

4
Final
Sun, Sep 3

Sky Blue FCNJ

10‑11‑3 , 4‑7‑1 Away

1

Children's Mercy Victory Field at Swope Soccer Village

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 1,571

FC Kansas City still in playoff hunt after 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC

Groom's brace helps the Blues avoid being eliminated from playoff contention

Sydney Leroux and Shea Groom celebrate for FC Kansas City. (Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

FC Kansas City kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday night with a 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC in front of a home crowd of 1,571 at Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Red Stars and Pride won this weekend, which meant the Blues needed a win or else they would’ve been eliminated. FC Kansas City’s win also means that the Thorns have clinched a playoff spot.

With the win, FC Kansas City improves to 7-9-5 with 26 points. Sky Blue FC falls to 9-10-2 with 29 points.

Forward Shea Groom scored twice and added an assist in the win. Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr, in search of her record-breaking 17th goal of the season, was kept off the scoreboard.

FC Kansas City midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta opened the scoring for FC Kansas City with her second NWSL goal — and second in as many games — in the 39th minute. After a long punt by Barnhart was won by Sydney Leroux in midfield and headed on towards goal, Groom picked it up, and played it across the face of the goal. LaBonta slid in to hit it past Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan to make it 1-0.

Groom would get a goal of her own, her first of the match, just five minutes later — this time, on an assist from LaBonta. Following another long kick from Barnhart, the ball bounced to LaBonta at midfield. With her back to goal, LaBonta kicked the ball over her head and into the path of Groom. Groom dribbled towards the goal before launching a bending right-footed strike from inside the penalty box that beat Sheridan to the left side of the goal.

Groom picked up her brace in the 64th minute and made the score 3-0. Midfielder Desiree Scott flicked a pass to Groom on the far side of the goal. Groom’s initial shot was saved by Sheridan, but Groom jumped on the rebound for the goal.

Two months ago, FC Kansas City conceded a 2-0 lead to Sky Blue and Kerr, allowing Kerr to score a 12-minute hat trick in a comeback win. But Sunday night in Kansas City, the Blues only allowed Sky Blue one goal — to Madison Tiernan in the 83rd minute. Tiernan headed in a corner kick taken by Taylor Lytle.

There would be no late comeback for Sky Blue, and Sydney Leroux made sure of it, scoring in the fourth minute of stoppage time to make it 4-1 after a quick restart taken by Maegan Kelly.

FC Kansas City’s Nicole Barnhart became the first goalkeeper to reach 100 games in the NWSL.

FC Kansas City will next host the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday afternoon. Sky Blue FC will host the Washington Spirit on Sunday.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
  71'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  62'   39'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  87'   44', 64'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  90 + 4'

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
  87'
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  62'
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  71'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
  60'
6

Taylor Lytle

Defensive Midfielder
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defensive Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Defensive Midfielder
  65'
16

Sarah Killion

Attacking Midfielder
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
5

Maya Hayes

Forward

substitutes

4

Cassidy Benintente

Substitute
  60'
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  65'   83'

manager

 

David Hodgson

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 4, Sky Blue 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 4, Sky Blue 1.

90'+4'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 4, Sky Blue 1. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maegan Kelly following a set piece situation.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue).

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Caroline Flynn (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Caroline Flynn (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

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

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Caroline Flynn replaces Shea Groom.

83'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 3, Sky Blue 1. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yael Averbuch.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christina Gibbons.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Madison Tiernan with a headed pass.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Cassidy Benintente (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

71'

SUBSTITUTION

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

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Madison Tiernan.

68'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66'

START DELAY

Delay in match Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) because of an injury.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Daphne Corboz.

64'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 3, Sky Blue 0. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

63'

MISS

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

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Maegan Kelly replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

61'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Cassidy Benintente.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Cassidy Benintente replaces Kayla Mills.

58'

OFFSIDE

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

55'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

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

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a through ball.

52'

OFFSIDE

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

51'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

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

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

51'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Shea Groom.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

OFFSIDE

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

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Kayla Mills (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

START

Second Half begins FC Kansas City 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, FC Kansas City 2, Sky Blue 0.

44'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 2, Sky Blue 0. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta with a through ball.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

44'

FREE KICK WON

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

43'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

42'

MISS

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

40'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

39'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 1, Sky Blue 0. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shea Groom.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominique Richardson.

36'

OFFSIDE

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

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue).

33'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30'

START DELAY

Delay in match (FC Kansas City).

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

28'

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 Brittany Taylor.

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Maya Hayes.

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

21'

OFFSIDE

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

18'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

15'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

14'

OFFSIDE

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daphne Corboz with a cross.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

KC
KO HT FT 90+
60
Cassidy Benintente 4
Kayla Mills 15
62
Maegan Kelly 44
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
65
Madison Tiernan 73
Daphne Corboz 10
71
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Katie Bowen 6
87
Caroline Flynn 21
Shea Groom 2
39
goal

Lo’eau LaBonta 9

Assisted by: Shea Groom 2

44
goal

Shea Groom 2

Assisted by: Lo’eau LaBonta 9

64
goal

Shea Groom 2

83
goal

Madison Tiernan 73

Assisted by: Taylor Lytle 6

90 +4
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Maegan Kelly 44

NJ

Goals & Assists

39′ FC Kansas City
Lo’eau LaBonta
Assisted by: Shea Groom
44′ FC Kansas City
Shea Groom
Assisted by: Lo’eau LaBonta
64′ FC Kansas City
Shea Groom
83′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan
Assisted by: Taylor Lytle
90 + 4′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Maegan Kelly

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

60′ Sky Blue FC
  Cassidy Benintente
  Kayla Mills
62′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Lo’eau LaBonta
65′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Daphne Corboz
71′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Katie Bowen
87′ FC Kansas City
  Caroline Flynn
  Shea Groom


KC

Match Statistics


NJ

0
Shots
0
0
Shots On Goal
0
0
Shots Blocked
0
0
Corners
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Offsides
0
0
Fouls
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
Total Passes
0
0%
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Possession
0%
0
Duels Won
0
0
Tackles Won
0
0
Saves
0
0
Clearances
0

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Becca Moros 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DM Christina Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 AM Katie Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 AM Shea Groom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 F Sydney Leroux 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DM Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 DM Kelley O'Hara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 DM Daphne Corboz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 AM Sarah Killion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 F Maya Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Cassidy Benintente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0