Reign FC’s impressive six-game unbeaten streak came to an end Saturday with a 2-0 road loss to FC Kansas City.
The loss dropped Seattle to 4-10-3 on the year and struck a heavy blow to what was always going to be a improbable road back into the playoff picture. The team hadn’t lost since June 23, going on a 4-0-2 run that coincided with the addition of U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe.
Lauren Holiday scored her 10th goal of the season, tied for the NWSL lead with USWNT stars Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash) and Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers). Erika Tymrak added a goal and assist as FCKC improved to 8-4-5.
Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo made four saves in defeat.
Seattle returns home Thursday for its second-to-last home game of the season against the Chicago Red Stars. Kickoff at Starfire Stadium is set for 7 p.m. and tickets are available on the team website.
FC KANSAS CITY 2, REIGN FC 0
FCKC – Holiday, Lauren (Tymrak, Erika) – 39’
FCKC – Tymrak, Erika (Buczkowski) – 86’
SEA: 1-Solo Goalkeeper; 3-Barnes D; 25-Dallstream D (5-Bogus 81’); 6-Kyle D; 7-Reed D; 10-Fishlock M; 19-Nairn M; 11-Winters M; 23-Cuéllar F (20-Van Egmond 88’); 22 McDonald F (4-Deines 64’); 15-Rapinoe F
Subs not used: 18-Betos Goalkeeper; 13 Ruiz; 14-Larsen; 21-Meier; 2-Zurrer; 9-Cox
Head Coach: Laura Harvey
FCKC: 18-Barnhart Goalkeeper; 19-Mewis D; 14-Sesselmann D; 4-Sauerbrunn D; 13- Robinson D; 15-Tymrak M (10-Noyola 91’); 6-Buczkowski M; 11-Scott M; 12-Holiday M; 9-Mathias F (8-Jones 67’); 2-Henderson F (17-Farrelly 77’)
Subs Not Used: 16-Williams D; 1-Henninger GK; 3-Cameron F; 20-Kelly D
Head Coach: Vlatko Andonovski
SEA / FCKC
Shots: 5 / 10
Shots on Goal: 1 / 7
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 7 / 7
Offside: 0 / 4
Referee: Boris Senic
Assistant Referee 1: Keith Angel
Assistant Referee 2: Kyle Atkins
Fourth Official: Jon Freemon
Weather: 82 Degrees, Cloudy