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Kansas City Current Return from International Break Looking to Sweep Seattle Reign in 2024 Season Series

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June 7, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Kansas City Current News Release

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Current (7-0-4, 25 points, 2nd place) are home Sunday to face the Seattle Reign (2-8-1, 7 points, 13th place) in the first ‘Teal Out’ match, presented by Palmer Square Capital Management. The match will broadcast on KMCI, 38 The Spot with Anna Witte and Erik Bergrud on the call and streamed on NWSL+ with Kylen Mills and Lianne Sanderson. Fans in Kansas City can listen live as Dave Borchardt and Jillian Carroll Letrinko bring the action on 90.9 The Bridge. Dave and Jillian can also be heard live on the KC Current App, along with a Spanish language broadcast.

This is the first match for the Current coming out of the recent FIFA International Window. Seven Kansas City players represented their home countries during the break. Nichelle Prince and Desiree Scott (Canada), Debinha (Brazil), Sophie Braun (Argentina), Stine Ballisager (Denmark), Hanna Glas (Sweden) and Claire Hutton (USA U20) all wore their nation’s colors in international play.

The last NWSL match saw the Current earn a 1-0 victory over the Utah Royals in Sandy, Utah. Kansas City had a season high 24 shots, with eight on target, but the Royals flooded the defensive shot lines and had some incredible goalkeeper saves to hold the NWSL’s highest scoring offense to just one goal. Defender Elizabeth Ball broke the stalemate in the 58th minute, battling through her defender to slide a shot under the diving Royals goalkeeper. Ball’s goal was the 100th scored in club history and set a new NWSL record, as she became the 15th different player to score for Kansas City this season. No other club has had more than 14 different scorers prior to this.

This is the second matchup between Kansas City and the Seattle Reign in 2024. The last match, May 8, was the only time this season that Kansas City has been held without a goal as they battled through a long week to a scoreless draw. The lack of scoring was not for a lack of effort. Kansas City had 13 shots in the match with five on target. Reign goalkeeper Laurel Ivory made a season high six saves in the match. Meanwhile, the Current defense stepped up to the task and only allowed one shot on target throughout the entire match.

Seattle came into the May 8 match having conceded 10 goals in seven games. After holding the Current scoreless, the Reign have now conceded 10 more goals in the past three matches, all losses for the Pacific…

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