The Kansas City Current just recently announced the signing of French international Claire Lavogez through the 2023 season, with an option for 2024. Lavogez is a veteran of the French National Team, representing her country at the youth and senior team levels. She scored four goals in six games at the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping France to a third-place finish. Lavogez has played her entire professional club career in France and spent time with multiple clubs in France’s top division.
The Current are absolutely red-hot entering the match and currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak and three-game winning streak. The unbeaten streak dates back to a 1-0 victory over Racing Louisville on May 30. Kansas City’s most recent match was a 1-0 victory over OL Reign which featured an 18th minute penalty kick as the deciding goal, improving Kansas City to a franchise-best 18 points through 12 matches.
Current midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta has found the back of the net twice in the club’s last three games. LaBonta scored the deciding goal in the Current’s most recent match against OL Reign, burying a penalty kick in the 18th minute. She also scored the opening goal in the club’s 2-1 victory over the Houston Dash. The 29-year-old has three goals during the regular season to go along with her team-leading two assists.
Sunday will serve as the second and final matchup between the two sides during the regular season with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw at Exploria Stadium back on May 14. The Pride opened the scoring in the second half courtesy of Gunny Jónsdóttir finishing off a pass from Sydney Leroux from just inside the six-yard box. The Current answered back with two goals of their own, one coming at the 91-minute mark. The Pride earned a penalty kick after Kylie Strom was brought down in the box and Toni Pressley stepped up to the spot and smashed the penalty into the back of the net, leaving the goalkeeper no chance to save it.
Rasmussen University Fun Fact
On June 22, the Kansas City Current opened its new $18 million training complex, which was the first purpose built specifically for an NWSL team. The $18 million training complex, exclusively privately funded by team owners, was built using a sustainable and holistic approach. The facility is focused on all aspects of player health, including training and nutrition. Beyond two pitches and a FIFA-approved turf pitch, the complex also includes nearby trails and an outdoor roof deck with views of downtown Kansas City.