FC Kansas City KC

7‑9‑6 , 4‑3‑4 Home

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Final
Sat, Sep 9

Chicago Red StarsCHI

11‑6‑6 , 4‑3‑4 Away

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Children’s Mercy Victory Field

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 963

Red Stars and FC Kansas City draw 0-0, FCKC eliminated from playoff contention

The Red Stars move back into third place with the draw

FC Kansas City defender Yael Averbuch and Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz in action. (Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

FC Kansas City and the Chicago Red Stars played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday afternoon at Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Kansas City, Missouri.

The tie eliminates FC Kansas City (7-9-6, 27 points) from playoff contention. The Red Stars (10-6-6, 36 points) had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win, but will have to wait until September 23rd for another chance at booking a spot in the postseason.

After a rough first half of the season, FC Kansas City came on strong down the stretch, losing only once in their last six games, but it wasn’t enough to make up ground in the race to the top four spots.

If we could just extend the season a little bit longer, that would be great,” FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the game. “Looking towards next year, we just gotta make sure we find our stride a little bit quicker because I think we have the talent to make playoffs. It’s just we have to find our stride a lot sooner.”

The Blues had a few late chances to score and keep their season alive, but Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was up to the challenge and earned the shutout. She made two strong saves on FC Kansas City’s best chances of the match in the 87th minute.

Sydney Leroux also had a chance to win the game in the 90th minute for FC Kansas City, but her half-volley went over the crossbar.

Neither team could get a good shot on frame in the first half, but the match picked up in the second half. FC Kansas City was playing to save their season and the Red Stars were in search of a win to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Sofia Huerta and Christen Press teamed up for Chicago’s two best chances in the second half. First, a cross from Press to Huerta in the 54th minute that FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart was able to collect.

Then in the 64th minute, Huerta returned the favor sending a high cross into the box, but Press’ header was just wide.

New Red Stars midfielder Morgan Brian made her first start with her new team. She came in as a sub in her first game last week after being traded to Chicago by Houston.

It’s a team, obviously, I want to be a part of. There’s so many great players,” she told Cuff on Lifetime. “I’m excited to be here and play in the playoffs, hopefully.”

The Red Stars did reclaim their third place spot with the draw. Though tied with the Pride on points, the Red Stars hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Following the international break, the Red Stars will visit the Houston Dash on September 23. FC Kansas City will visit Seattle Reign FC on September 24.

This story will be updated.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
  56'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  66'   74'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  56'
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  74'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
11

Sofia Huerta

Defensive Midfielder
  86'
13

Morgan Brian

Attacking Midfielder
  59'
23

Christen Press

Forward
12

Yuki Nagasato

Forward
  78'

substitutes

7

Taylor Comeau

Substitute
  59'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
4

Alyssa Mautz

Substitute
  86'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
  78'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

90'

MISS

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez with a cross.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz replaces Sofia Huerta.

86'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Casey Short.

86'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

83'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Casey Short.

82'

OFFSIDE

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

80'

OFFSIDE

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

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Maegan Kelly.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Stephanie McCaffrey replaces Yuki Nagasato.

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

76'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

74'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City).

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70'

START DELAY

Delay in match Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City) because of an injury.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

70'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

69'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City).

66'

YELLOW CARD

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

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

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a cross.

63'

OFFSIDE

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Morgan Brian.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Maegan Kelly replaces Katie Bowen.

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross.

54'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

53'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

53'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

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

50'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

47'

OFFSIDE

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

47'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

START

Second Half begins FC Kansas City 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, FC Kansas City 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Brian.

42'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41'

START DELAY

Delay in match Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Morgan Brian tries a through ball, but Yuki Nagasato is caught offside.

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30'

START DELAY

Delay in match (FC Kansas City).

30'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Julie Ertz tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21'

FREE KICK WON

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

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

13'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5'

FREE KICK WON

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

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars).

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

KC
KO HT FT 90+
56
Maegan Kelly 44
Katie Bowen 6
59
Taylor Comeau 7
Morgan Brian 13
74
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
78
Stephanie McCaffrey 9
Yuki Nagasato 12
86
Alyssa Mautz 4
Sofia Huerta 11
66
yellow card

Lo’eau LaBonta 9

CHI

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

66′ FC Kansas City
Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitutions

56′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Katie Bowen
59′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Morgan Brian
74′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Lo’eau LaBonta
78′ Chicago Red Stars
  Stephanie McCaffrey
  Yuki Nagasato
86′ Chicago Red Stars
  Alyssa Mautz
  Sofia Huerta


KC

Match Statistics


CHI

7
Shots
8
2
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
1
2
Corners
3
20
Crosses
29
4
Offsides
2
12
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
467
Total Passes
412
76%
Passing Accuracy
73.1%
52.2%
Possession
47.8%
50
Duels Won
45
10
Tackles Won
13
3
Saves
2
29
Clearances
18

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Becca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
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 2
6 AM Katie Bowen 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 74 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
2 AM Shea Groom 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 3 3
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 34 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
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 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 8 3 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
11 DM Sofia Huerta 86 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
13 AM Morgan Brian 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
23 F Christen Press 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1
12 F Yuki Nagasato 78 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
7 S Taylor Comeau 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Lauren Kaskie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Alyssa Mautz 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 0 7 2 0 0 0 0