Three Kansas City Current players voted to August Best XI of the Month, presented by Mastercard Kansas City Current

Three Kansas City Current players voted to August Best XI of the Month, presented by Mastercard

The Kansas City Current finished the month of August with three wins and a draw to extend the NWSL’s longest active unbeaten streak to 12 matches. As a result, three players were voted by the NWSL Media Association to the Best XI of the Month for August, presented by Mastercard: defender Elizabeth Ball, midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta and goalkeeper AD Franch.

Elizabeth Ball, defender – This is Ball’s first Team of the Month honor. One of the NWSL’s most underrated players, Ball has been the central backbone of the Current’s defense all season. She played the full 90 minutes in all four August games and has played in all but 176 minutes of the season for the Current. The defender also notched the game-winning assist in the team’s 4-3 win over North Carolina. She finished the month with five tackles, 16 duels won and a team-best 22 clearances. Ball’s 18 blocks on the season rank second in the NWSL.

Lo’eau LaBonta, midfielder – LaBonta was voted to the monthly Best XI for the second straight month and third time in her career. She scored three goals and an assist in August as she led the team’s central midfield. Her relentless attack and work ethic have proved contagious, along with her appreciation for goal celebrations. 

AD Franch, goalkeeper – Franch also earns her second straight monthly Best XI award and her fourth career award. She recorded a goals against average of 1.66 in August as she backstopped the club to three wins and a draw.

The Current are on the road for two games against NJ/NY Gotham (9/11) and the Chicago Red Stars (9/14) before returning home to face the Portland Thorns on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. CT and the Washington Spirit on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. CT. Tickets are available for both matches at KansasCityCurrent.com/tickets

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