FC Kansas City shuts down Boston Breakers 2-0

Thad Bell

Lauren Cheney and Renae Cuellar each contributed a goal as the Blues shut out the Breakers 2-0.

One of the best defenses in the league held one of the best offenses in the league to a clean sheet as FC Kansas City knocked off the Boston Breakers 2-0.

There was a scary moment early as the Blues' leading scorer Renae Cuellar went down in the second minute after a violent takedown from Breakers midfielder Jo Dragotta which caused her to have to leave the match for a bit. Luckily she came back in the sixth minute and was able to play for the rest of the match.

A little more than ten minutes later and Kansas City was very thankful that Cuellar came back. Lauren Cheney played a nice ball to Cuellar which she then turned into a 1-on-1 breakaway using her speed. She put it past the Boston keeper in the near post to put the Blues up 1-0.

They went into halftime with that score.

The Blues officially put it away in the 64th minute after a Carli Lloyd cross found the foot of Lauren Cheney who finished it for the score. This gave Cheney her second goal of the year and her second in two matches.

With the Blues up 2-0, the defense was able to hold of the Boston offense for the rest of the match and the Blues emerged victorios, keeping their home record undefeated.

Kansas City improved to 3-1-1 on the year and jumped up to third place in the league with ten points. They sit three points behind both Sky Blue FC and Portland Thorns FC, but they have a game in hand against both.

Boston fell to 2-1-2 and will settle at fourth in the league with eight points. They will return home next Saturday to take on the Washington Spirit.

The Blues will stay in Kansas City for next week's match which will be a doozy. They take on the first place squad in Sky Blue FC at Shawnee Mission District Stadium next Saturday.

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