Via FC Kansas City – FC Kansas City won 2-0 over Portland Thorns FC in front of 2,997 fans at Verizon Wireless Field in downtown Kansas City, MO. The goals were credited to team leaders Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday. The Blues now advance to the championship match with the opponent and location being determined after the second semifinal match on Sunday.
The Blues will either host the Washington Spirit or visit Seattle Reign FC depending on the winner of Sunday’s Match. FC Kansas City will play for the NWSL Championship on Sunday, August 31st at 2:00 PM (Central).
The Semifinal match between the Seattle Reign and Washington Spirit is being played at 10:00 pm Sunday night (Central, 8pm start in Seattle Pacific time) and being shown live on ESPN2.
After the break, both teams reentered the heat and prepared for the second half. Rodriguez broke the stalemate in the 63rd minute with a play from Holiday. Kansas City’s dynamic duo struck Portland’s defense with world-class style and gave the Blues a lead.
Kansas City doubled the lead in the 87th minute with a goal from Holiday. Sarah Hagen sent a beautiful ball to Holiday; she redirected the ball and found the back post for the Blues’ second goal. Read more about the game at FCKansasCity.com
You can follow FC Kansas City on Facebook and Twitter. If the Final is held in Kansas City next weekend, there is a fun double to enjoy with the Houston Dynamo with Will Bruin and Brad Davis visiting Sporting KC on Friday night prior to Sunday’s Final.