Unbeaten Kansas City Current Face off against Second Place Orlando Pride at CPKC Stadium

Kansas City Current Captain and Midfielder Desiree Scott Returns for 2023

July 5, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Kansas City Current News Release

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Current (10-0-5, 35 pts., 1st place) are gearing up to challenge the Orlando Pride (10-0-5, 35 pts., 2nd place) at CPKC Stadium Saturday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream on KMCI 38, The Spot and broadcast on ION with JP Dellacamera and Jill Loyden. Fans can also tune in to 90.9 The Bridge FM to hear Dave Borchardt and Jillian Carroll Letrinko call the action. The radio broadcast will also stream on the KC Current app, along with Spanish and Portuguese language broadcasts.

Saturday’s match pits the top two teams in the league against each other. The two teams are so evenly matched that it takes the third tiebreaker, goals scored, to separate them on the table. Also unbeaten through the first 15 games of the season, Orlando has the same number of points and wins as Kansas City and only trails in goals scored by a tally of 39-30.

Last week, the Current defeated the Houston Dash 2-0 in record-breaking fashion, setting a new NWSL record of 17 games unbeaten dating back to the 2023 season. Kansas City’s offense continues to lead the league with forward Temwa Chawinga at the helm, scoring a brace Friday to become the first player to reach double digit goals this season for the club.

While the Dash defense stepped up to keep the Current off the scoresheet in the opening half, Chawinga was able to make the highlight reel in the 26th minute. The forward’s volleyed shot sailed past the goal and bounced into the nearby Missouri river, as Kansas City erupted in cheers, signifying the long-awaited first River Goal.

In the 77th minute, Chawinga’s pressure on the Houston defense resulted in a defensive mistake that put the Malawian forward point-blank on goal. Although Houston goalkeeper Jane Campbell made the initial save, Chawinga was able to jump back on the ball and send it into the net for her 10th goal of the season.

Just three minutes later, energy crackled into the stadium yet again as Chawinga intercepted a missed back pass meant for a Dash defender. Chawinga cleared the half with Houston on her heels, before maneuvering around Campbell to complete her brace.

The Orlando Pride will make the club’s first visit to CPKC Stadium coming from a 3-0 victory on the road against Angel City FC in Los Angeles Sunday. Brazilian forward Adrianna scored a quick brace within the first half to put the Pride comfortably ahead. Forward Barbra…

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