NWSL Rewind: KC Kansas City loses another stalwart

Already decimated by offseason losses with the retirement of defenders Leigh Ann Robinson and Amy LePeilbet and midfielder Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez and offseason acquisition Sydney Leroux off on pregnancy leave, FC Kansas City say goodbye to another veteran, Jen Buczkowski, who retired on Friday after starting every game it played and winning back-to-back NWSL titles. The 0-0 draw with the Chicago Red Stars left the Blues without a win in five games.

Already decimated by offseason losses with the retirement of defenders Leigh Ann Robinson and Amy LePeilbet and midfielder Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez and offseason acquisition Sydney Leroux off on pregnancy leave, FC Kansas City say goodbye to another veteran, Jen Buczkowski, who retired on Friday after starting every game it played and winning back-to-back NWSL titles.

The 0-0 draw with the Chicago Red Stars left the FC Kansas City without a win in five games.

Week 5:
MAY 13

Sky Blue FC 1 (own goal 41) Boston 0.
Att.: 1,275.
FC Kansas City 0 Chicago 0.
Att.: 2,217.
MAY 14
Seattle 1 (Morris 90) Portland 1 (Nadim 46).
Att.: 4,631.
Washington 1 (Lohman 38) Houston 0.
Att.: 3,545.
Orlando 1 (Morgan 79) WNT Flash 0.
Att.: 7,841.

Buczkowski, who starred at Notre Dame, started all 76 regular-season games FC Kansas City has played in the NWSL. The 31-year-old midfielder plans to enroll at Kansas University, where she plans on pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She also coaches teams in the KC Legends Soccer Club.

“I’m sure the next couple days as I don’t go to practice, it will sink in more," she said of her retirement.

Alyssa Naeher
had another big game for the Red Stars, picking up her fourth straight shutout with six saves.

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
13 Washington 4-0-1 7/1
10 Chicago 3-1-1 4/3
9 Orlando 3-2-0 7/4
9 Portland 2-0-3 5/3
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7 Seattle 2-2-1 6/5
7 Houston 2-2-1 6/6
7 Sky Blue FC 2-2-1 5/5
6 WNY Flash 2-3-0 3/6
2 FC Kansas City 0-3-2 3/4
0 Boston 0-5-0 0/7

Week 6:
FRIDAY, MAY 20
Houston vs. Orlando
SATURDAY, MAY 21
WNY Flash vs. Sky Blue FC
Portland vs. Washington
SUNDAY, MAY 22
Seattle vs. Chicago
Boston vs. FC Kansas City
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