Amy Rodriguez Brace Powers Kansas City Into NWSL Final

In the first NWSL semifinal, Kansas City's Amy Rodriguez never gave the Chicago Red Stars a chance.

The Chicago Red Stars just didn't have an anwer for Kansas City's Amy Rodriguez Sunday.

Kansas City scored three goals in the first 25 minutes of Sunday's NWSL semifinal and coasted 3-0 into the final. 

Two of those three were via Rodriguez, the first coming in the 12th minute, Rodriguez capitalizing on a goalkeeper blunder, and the second coming in the 12th minute after Rodriguez used a nifty move to spring herself for a breakaway.

Kansas City's other goalscorer  was Erika Tymrak, who knew just what to do with an excellent Heather O'Reilly ball in the 21st minute.

The game wasn't as lopsided as the scoreline suggested. Chicago settled down and held Kansas City scoreless after the opening third.

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