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  • Writer's pictureNathan Dunn

A statistical look at the Current's high-powered start

Updated: Jun 27

KC Current players celebrate a goal vs. Angel City FC on March 30, 2024 at CPKC Stadium.
Kansas City Current players celebrate a goal vs. Angel City FC on March 30, 2024 at CPKC Stadium. Photo courtesy KC Current/NWSL

When it comes to scoring, there is no better team in the NWSL than the Kansas City Current. The Current have come flying out of the gates since opening the first-ever professional sports stadium for women at CPKC Stadium.

While the Current's home form has been impeccable, their away performances haven't been bad either. The KC Current are one of two teams yet to be beaten, sitting with 8 wins and 4 draws after 12 games.

The Current have scored 31 goals in just 12 games, already passing the 30 goals they tallied in 22 games all of last season. A pair of new signings have led the way with Temwa Chawinga in the Golden Boot race with seven goals after Bia Zaneratto started the season as NWSL Player of the Month.

The Current have also created a ton of chances, standing with a league-high 2.58 goals per 90 minutes and 28.3 expected goals. The Current has scored at least four goals in four of the six games played at CPKC Stadium. The attacking trio of Chawinga, Bia and Debinha has potential to provide even more than they have already produced as they learn more about each other's tendencies throughout the season.

One anomaly to the Current's success has been the way they've done it. Unlike many great offensive teams, the Current are a team that doesn't overload the possession statistics yet are still a high-powered offensive team. The Current have the third-lowest possession stats in all of the NWSL, with less than 47% possession.

When they get the chance to go forward, they take it with authority. Chawinga's rapid pace has proven to be difficult for defenders to deal with. The Current lead the NWSL with 1,972 touches in the final third.

Head coach Vlatko Andonovski is thrilled with the offensive statistics but will also look to tidy up on the defensive end. They have conceded 17 goals, with seven other teams conceding fewer times.

CPKC Stadium has a streak of six sellouts since opening, with another one expected on Friday when they host Chicago Red Stars.

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