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KC Current remain unbeaten with 2-0 win & break the all-time NWSL record

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Back at CPKC Stadium, the KC Current hosted the Houston Dash in the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The last meeting resulted in a 1-1 draw after a near four-hour game delay in Houston on May 4. A win or draw for the Current would set the all-time unbeaten streak NWSL record. Coming into the game, Kansas City was at 16 games unbeaten, dating back to the end of 2023, which has already tied the NWSL record set by Seattle Reign in 2014.

The Starting XI

This now appears to be Vlatko Andonovski’s set starting XI, going with a 4-2-3-1 with Bia Zaneretto in the number 9. No Vanessa DiBenardo for the second week as she recovers from a head injury.

First half: No goals but surely entertaining

Kansas City did what they usually do: attack, attack, attack, and it was working with 17-2 total shots, but on target only 6 compared to Houston’s one on goal. It was the decision-making in the box that resulted in no goals. Temwa Chawinga often was the player on the attack, but her shots were wide or right to goalkeeper Jane Campbell. The Current also just quite could not make the final touch or pass needed to finish, and so went into halftime scoreless.

There was a sweet moment in the 26th moment as Chawinga became the first player at CPKC Stadium to send a ball into the river as she rocketed her shot attempt.

Second half: It was the Temwa Chawinga Show

The Current came out attacking once again to finally take the lead. It took 77 minutes and Temwa Chawinga and scoring goals in a two-minute span, but the Kansas City Current, after dominating so much of the game, were able to get on the board. Twice.

We present to you Exhibit A & B.

And with the brace, Chawinga becomes, at least momentarily the leading scorer in the NWSL and also sets a single-season club record for scoring. It is also her third brace of the season.

With the win, the Kansas City Current remain unbeaten, breaking the 10-year old record for most games without a loss, which is now set at 17 games.

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