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Preview: FC Kansas City looks to beat undefeated Seattle

The Blues travel to Seattle tonight to attempt to be the first team to defeat the Reign in 2014.

Nia Williams will likely get the start tonight with Kallman out
Nia Williams will likely get the start tonight with Kallman out
Thad Bell

FC Kansas City travels to Seattle to take on the undefeated Reign tonight at 9PM CT. The Blues are in the middle of a long stretch of tough matches playing 9 games in four weeks. The NWSL schedule makers were not kind to FC Kansas City. In those 9 games the Blues traveled to Portland, back to Kansas City, to Houston, to New York and back to Kansas City. Now to Seattle and then back home for two matches and then to Boston before they get a break in the schedule.

The Reign have been dominate so far this season scoring 13 while only giving up 2. FC Kansas City has been on a bit of hot streak as well, winning three of last four with the lone loss coming on the road when their National Team players were away.

"They have a lot of confidence, hopefully too much confidence and we can come in and surprise them. We are going to have to play smart," Blues leading scorer and current Player of the Week Amy Rodriguez noted. "We are going to go over the game plan very thoroughly with our coaches. Vlatko will have a good game plan ahead for us."

The Blues have been facing a lot of injuries this season and the travel has not helped. Amy LePeilbet, Kassey Kallman and Morgan Marlborough are all listed as out. Kallman has been starting and will likely be replaced by Nia Williams and Marlborough gave FC Kansas City another option up top. LePeilbet came into the season recovering from knee surgery and while she has looked good in training has yet to see a game day roster.

Liz Bogus, Melissa Henderson and Erika Tymrak are listed as probable on the injury report but it will remain to be seen if the players are ready at game time.