Thursday, February 05, 2015

FC Kansas City Schedule Released

The NWSL unveiled their schedule for the 2015 season, the league's third, a telling year for the league as a whole. The prior two women's professional leagues, the WUSA and WPS both lasted just three seasons before going under. So it's a big test for the league to make it past the failures of the other two. They'll do it this year by having to play around the Women's World Cup this summer in Canada. The league is set to take a 12 day break from June 7th to June 18th during the group stages of the World Cup.
The teams will play 20 games, home and away against every team, with a third match against four other teams, for FC Kansas City, that includes playing Washington and Western New York at home twice, while traveling to Houston and Boston twice.
Previously announced, the Blues kick off their season on Sunday, April 12th at Sporting Park against Sky Blue FC. They'll also end the season against Sky Blue, this time on the road. The team's first game at the Swope Soccer Village will be Thursday, April 23rd, a matchup of the NWSL final last year as they'll host the Seattle Reign. That's the first of three Thursday night games at home for KC and one of five week night games (they have two Wednesday night games as well). They break down as having three Saturday home games, three Thursday home games, two Wednesday games, one Friday, and one Sunday. Not an ideal schedule with only three Saturday home games for the Blues. The good news for the Blues is that four of their last five games at the Swope Soccer Village.
Here is the full schedule, times are all Central.
vs Sky Blue FC - Sunday, April 12th 3pm - Sporting Park
at Washington - Saturday, April 18th 6pm
vs Seattle - Thursday, April 23 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
at Houston - Saturday, May 2nd 7:30pm
at Western New York - Friday, May 8th 6pm
vs Western New York - Thursday, May 14th 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
vs Chicago - Saturday, May 23rd 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
at Boston - Saturday, May 30th 6pm
at Portland - Friday, June 19th 9pm
at Seattle - Saturday, June 27th 9:30pm
vs Washington - Friday, July 3rd 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
at Boston - Saturday, July 11th 5pm
vs Houston - Wednesday, July 15th 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
at Houston - Wednesday, July 29th 7:30pm
at Chicago - Saturday, August 1st 7pm
vs Western New York - Saturday, August 8th 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
vs Portland - Wednesday, August 12th 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
vs Boston - Saturday, August 22nd 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
vs Washington - Thursday, August 27th 7pm - Swope Soccer Village
at Sky Blue FC - Sunday, September 6th 5pm

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