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FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

File - Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women’s Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday.

It is the first title for Kansas City, which knocked off the league’s defending champion, the Portland Thorns, in the semifinals.

Megan Rapinoe capped a crazy sequence with a goal in the 87th minute for Seattle to make for a frantic final few minutes in which two attempts at an equalizer went just wide.

Rodriguez got behind the defense in the 21st minute and beat Reign keeper Hope Solo with her left foot to open the scoring.

Last season’s scoring champion put Kansas City up 2-0 in the 56th minute, netting a cross from Lauren Holiday.

 

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