FC Kansas City scores big with Renae Cuellar

John Sleezer, Kansas City Star

The Mexican international forward has scored in all three games for FCKC, helping lead the Blues to an unbeaten start.

Barely 2 minutes into the history of the franchise and Renae Cuellar was already in the record books.

Cuellar got the ball up top in the franchise's inaugural match against the Portland Thorns and fired it past Portland keeper Karina LeBlanc to score the first ever goal in NWSL history. Check the video below and skip to about 25 seconds in to watch.

Portland Thorns v FC Kansas City 4/13/13 Highlights (via FC KansasCity)

While the Blues would concede a goal later in the match and would end up drawing with the Thorns, Cuellar was already making her name known.

The next match saw Cuellar score again, this time to put the Blues up 2-0 over the Seattle Reign. While Cuellar didn't have to do too much work given that she was passed a beautiful through ball, she maintained her composure and beat the Seattle keeper 1-on-1 to score again.

Skip to 2:40 to watch her goal here.

Seattle Reign vs FC Kansas City 4/26/13 Highlights (via FC KansasCity)

Finally, Cuellar was vital in the 69th minute in the Blues' first road match at Seattle this past week. A nil-nil draw leading up to the moment, Cuellar finished a ball in the middle of the box to clinch the eventual game-winner for FC Kansas City. You'll find that highlight 2:25 into the video below.

FC Kansas City vs Seattle Reign Highlights 5/4/2013 (via FC KansasCity)

It's been very nice for the Blues to have a legitimate goal scorer. She's been tied for second in the league in goals scored, second only to Boston's Sydney Leroux. While FC Kansas City was touted as a good defensive team when the roster was first announced, given that they were assigned to the two excellent defenders in Becky Sauerbrunn and Lauren Sesselmann, the offense has been extremely good to start the season.

While her streak of scoring a goal in every match probably won't last all season, the 4-5-1 formation that the Blues have been sending out is designed to be a perfect opportunity for Cuellar to light up the scoreboard. Here's hoping that the Mexican international can continue giving other goalkeepers fits as she continues to dominate the attacking half. The Mexican international forward has scored in all three games for FCKC, helping lead the Blues to an unbeaten start.

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