Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Local soccer star Desiree Scott turns pro

  • Print

From London, back to Winnipeg and now on to Kansas City.

Hometown Olympic soccer heroine Desiree Scott was part of the inaugural game of the National Women’s Soccer League Saturday, as Scott and the FC Kansas City Blues battled the Portland Thorns to a 1-1 draw in front of a sold-out crowd at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium in Kansas City.

"Felt great playing my first pro match last night with @FCKansasCity!!," Scott tweeted to her 7,600 followers Sunday afternoon.

"Amazing response and such great fans!"

In a game billed by local media as a matchup between the top two teams in the eight-team NWSL, Kansas got the scoring started early, with forward Renae Cuellar scoring in the third minute of play. It was the first goal in the league’s history.

Portland forward Christine Sinclair, a teammate of Scott's on Canada's national team, evened the game in the 66th minute off a penalty kick. Sinclair along with Portland forward Alex Morgan were held to two shots in the game.

"When you play against the two best forwards in the world and keep them in check like we did, it is impressive," said Kansas coach Vlatko Andonovski on the league's website.

"Buzz (Jen Buczkowski) and Desi Scott were given the task of preventing them (Morgan and Sinclair) from getting the ball and they did a tremendous job."

Scott, 25, won a bronze medal with Canada’s national women’s soccer team alongside Sinclair at last year’s Olympics in London, England.

Scott and Sinclair were among 16 Canadian players distributed to eight NWSL teams in January.

city.desk@freepress.mb.ca

History

Updated on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM CDT: adds attribution to coach's quote

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

The art & the craft of building guitars: Jordan McConnell

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • An American White Pelican takes flight from the banks of the Red River in Lockport, MB. A group of pelicans is referred to as a ‘pod’ and the American White Pelican is the only pelican species to have a horn on its bill. May 16, 2012. SARAH O. SWENSON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Local- A large osprey lands in it's nest in a hydro pole on Hyw 59  near the Hillside Beach turnoff turn off. Osprey a large narrow winged hawk which can have a wingspan of over 54 inches are making a incredible recovery since pesticide use of the 1950's and  1960's- For the last two decades these fish hawks have been reappearing in the Lake Winnipeg area- Aug 03, 2005

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you agree with the EPC's decision to release construction company Stuart Olson from its hotel-building obligation?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google