FC Kansas City will try to get in the win column in Jen Buczkowski's final game when they face the Chicago Red Stars tonight at 7:30 at Swope Soccer Village. The Red Stars (3-1-0) are in second place and on a three game win streak.
Buczkowski was one of the first players the Blues signed and have been the one constant in the midfield, helping lead the team to three straight playoffs and the last two championships.
Blues coach Vlatko Andonovski expects a tough match with the Res Stars, "Chicago is first and foremost a very good team, a very good roster and very good individuals. They are stacked, the one area they were lacking they improved tremendously at the goalkeeper position, they got one of the best in the league Alyssa Naeher."
"They are going to be a challenge to any team in the league," Andonovski continued. "They are organized, disciplined, driven and aggressive and have the power to score a lot of goals."
On the offensive side, Red Stars and national team forward Christen Press is tied for the league lead with three goals while they have shutout their last three opponents.
The Blues (0-3-1) are back-to-back defending NWSL champions and are off to a slow start again and are looking to get back on the right track. FC Kansas City gave Houston a tough match but a brief two minutes spell saw the Dash score two quick goals before Yael Averbuch pulled one back on a penalty.
FC Kansas City players will wear special pink jerseys that will be available through a silent auction with proceeds going to The Ali Kemp Educational Fund.