Matildas Abroad Review: Kansas extends unbeaten run to seven games; Wave remain at the top

Aussies went head-to-head as San Diego Wave welcomed Racing Louisville; while Kansas extended their unbeaten run to seven games. 

Wave FC and Racing Louisville were held to a nail-biting 0-0 draw, with Wave holding on to the top of the table. While in Kansas, the Current beat OL Reign 1-0 to extend their unbeaten run to seven games. 

MAT v CAN BRI Match Annoucement

Kicking off in San Diego, Emily van Egmond and Alex Chidiac both started for their respective sides, with Wave aiming to increase their lead at the top of the table. Chidiac and Van Egmond both had chances to find the opener on either side of the break.

Louisville had the ball in the back of the net in the 57th minute, however, it was pulled back for a foul on the keeper to see the score remained deadlocked at 0-0. 

The visitors had another chance to find the opener when Van Egmond brought down Chidiac in the box resulting in a penalty kick. Savannah DeMelo stepped up to take the spot kick, with San Diego’s keeper Carly Telford able to save the shot, and Chidiac spraying the rebound wide. 

Chidiac had a chance to net the match winner in the 87th minute, her shot just wide of the goal with the score ending 0-0 despite over 40 shots registered. 

MAT v CAN SYD Match Annoucement

Moving over to Kansas, Chloe Logarzo's Kansas City Current extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 win over OL Reign on Monday morning.

Logarzo did not feature in the matchday side, but has begun full training with her Current teammates and is eyeing her return. 

A Lo’eau LaBonta spot kick in the 18th minute sealed the win for Kansas, who will host Orlando Pride next weekend as they search for their sixth win of the season. 

This win moves Kansas into the fifth spot, the highest spot they have held this season.