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NWSL Preview: Angel City FC (5-6-6) at Kansas City Current (6-10-1)

Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, Kansas – Friday, September 1 at 8:00 PM ET

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In Kansas City’s draw with the Dash, midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta scored her first goal for the Current in 2023 with an outside the box stunner. LaBonta has scored 11 times in her Current career in all competitions with seven of those being penalties, two being from outside the box and two from being inside the box during open play.

Angel City attacker Clarisse Le Bihan scored a goal and delivered an assist in Angel City’s win over the OL Reign on Sunday, becoming the fourth different ACFC player to accomplish the feat in a league match this season. The only other NWSL team with four such players this regular season is OL Reign.

Match facts: As the push for the NWSL Playoffs continues, the Kansas City Current host Angel City FC at Children’s Mercy Park in the lone game of Friday’s action. The Current, who have lost just one in their last five, are in 11th place with 19 points from 17 games played, while Angel City, who is unbeaten in their last six league matches, sits in 9th place with 21 points from 17 games played.

The hosts Kansas City have won five of their last six home matches in all competitions including wins in each of the last three. It is the first three-game win streak at home in team history after the Current had four previous win streaks of two matches.

Angel City is on a nine-match unbeaten streak in all competitions (W5 D4) with all five wins coming by the same scoreline (2-1). Dating back to last season, each of Angel City’s last nine victories have come in matches in which the club conceded at least once.

Continuing on the unbeaten theme, Angel City is unbeaten in its three all-time meetings with Kansas City (W2 D1), winning 3-2 when the clubs met in May. The Current have four losses in games in which they scored multiple goals this season (all competitions) with only the Boston Breakers having more in a single year (5 in 2014) in NWSL history.

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