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FC Kansas City open 2017 NWSL season with victory over Boston

Limiting chances for Amy Rodriguez will be on the top of the Reign's minds on Thursday night.  (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

FC Kansas City defeated the Boston Breakers 2-0 to open their 2017 NWSL season as Syndey Leroux and Amy Rodriguez, whom are both coming back from giving birth, scored for the home side.

Syndney Leroux opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Becky Sauerbrunn played a long ball over the top to Leroux who was just able to sneak it in past Boston’s Abby Smith at the left post.

 

Amy Rodriguez then stretched FCKC’s lead to 2-0 in the 48th minute after finishing a Shea Groom’s low ball across the penalty area.

Not long after her goal, Rodriguez had to be taken off the field due to an apparent non-contact injury.

In the 72nd minute, as FCKC lost possession while passing the ball around in the defensive end., Leroux took advantage of a 50/50 ball and hit it, but it went off the left post.

Leroux was taken off in the 78th minute.

In the 79th minute, Tiffany Weimer served the ball into the penalty area, where Ifeoma Onumonu got to direct it to goal, but the ball went off the crossbar, then Nicole Barnhart came up with a save to keep the rebound shot out of the net.

In the 88th minute, Weimer again found space to get the ball across, but no one was able to make good contact and put it away.

That was the last of the significant chances of the game for either team, as FCKC got three points.

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