Post-Match Report: Entz helps FC Wichita sweeps weekend

Entz pair of goals leads FC Wichita over FC dallas u-23

FC Wichita dominated the FC Dallas U-23’s in a 2-0 win on a beautiful Saturday at the Stryker Soccer Complex. Wichita remains in fourth place on goal differential with FC Dallas U-23.

The game got off to an exciting start as Wichita controlled the pace and game, producing multiple chances in the first ten minutes. With the chances produced and Wichita showing their dominance at full strength, it was only a matter of time before a ball would find the back of the net.

In her second game playing for Wichita, Brooklyn Entz would make no mistake and off a beautiful ball from the midfield; she would find her first brace to make it 1-0 in the 31st minute.

“Brooklyn [Entz] is very intelligent,” Assistant coach Aaron Avila said. “Simple directions and putting her in 1-v- 1 situations, that’s what fits her personality. I’m glad it really worked out for us today.”

It would not take long for Entz to find another brace for Wichita and it would come in the 37th minute. Entz would get another 1v1 with a defender and this time cut back to take a curling shot back post, which ricocheted off the post to hit an FC Dallas defender and bounce in.

“I got lucky and got the own goal,” Entz said.

With a commanding 2-0 lead in under 40 minutes, Wichita continued to pour on the pressure and didn’t relent until the whistle for halftime sounded.

Coming out of halftime Wichita was renewed and threatened multiple times, but could not find the back of the net for the remainder of the game.

“It’s great to see us come out and get this result after losing 4-0 last week in Dallas. “  Avila said.

Wichita has another game tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. against FC Tulsa Spirit at Stryker Soccer Complex. Tulsa currently sits in the last place with one point and a negative-41 goal differential.

“We’re going to have players suited tomorrow who didn’t play today, and they’re going to be hungry to get on the pitch and get a goal and a result.” Coach Avila said.

ENTZ FOUR GOALS POWERS FC WICHITA BY FC TULSA SPIRIT

Wichita is on a two-game winning streak after a 6-0 win over FC Tulsa Spirit on Sunday. Wichita moves to third after this result.

The game was soggy and slow in the beginning as rain drizzled down on the players in the first ten minutes of the match. As the match progressed, Wichita would dominate the pace and possession creating numerous chances at goal.

It wouldn’t be until Page Achey in the 42th minute would break the level score, and find the back of the net. Achey would locate the ball on her foot and slot it past the keeper after multiple missed chances before.

Shortly after Achey’s goal, Brooklyn Entz would find her name on the scoresheet in the first minute of stoppage time. As the referee blew for halftime, the score would read 2-0 in favor of Wichita.

“I just like to come in and have fun,” Entz said.

Coming out of halftime the game would get off to a goal scoring frenzy with Entz striking again in the 51st minute, then again in the 53rd minute, and again in the 73rd minute to complete a four-goal day. Entz has scored six goals in the past 2 matches.

In the late moments of the game, it’d be Jazmin Hartshorn in the 85th minute with a one-touch strike off a free kick to make it 6-0.

Wichita travels to Oklahoma City FC on Saturday, and kickoff is scheduled 7:00 p.m. in Norman.

Pre-Match Report No. 5: FC Wichita at FC Tulsa Spirit

FC Wichita (2-1-1, 7 points) at FC Tulsa spirit (0-4-0, 0 points)

Saturday, June 10 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Lafortune Stadium – Tulsa, Okla.

Preview

After a thrilling 2-2 draw with Texas Spurs FC on Saturday, June 3, FC Wichita has to regroup quickly as they head to T-Town for a Southwest-North Region showdown with FC Tulsa Spirit at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

FC Wichita’s season has been relatively positive and quite dominating. They have a plus-11 goal differential and are only two points out of first place in the region, behind both FC Dallas clubs. Led by Katie McClure (4) and Alyssa Reiniger (2), FC Wichita’s scoring out put has a complete club effort as 10 different players have scored at least one goal this season.

FC Tulsa Spirit hasn’t seen better days as FC Wichita has seen. They’re winless in four matches this season and in those four matches, they’ve scored only once. They have a a goal difference of negative-28, which is the worst differential in the WPSL.

Coached by Ali Adibi, he’s a bit of a coaching legend within the Sooner State. He coached at Southern Nazarne (Bethany, Okla.), then he was the head man for the form NASL Tulsa Roughnecks in the 90s. He’s coached throughout the U.S., including at Cornell University. As the head coach of FC Tulsa Spirit, Adibi is 10-61-13.

Despite the struggles on the winning side, there have been some bright spots for Tulsa. They led FC Dallas U23 at the half 1-0 before falling 4-1.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lafortune Stadium on the campus of Tulsa Memorial High School in Tulsa, Okla. Unfortunately, there will be no live stream. We will do our best to provide match updates via twitter @FCWichita_Women.

The ladies do not return back to Stryker until June 24 when they will have a rematch against FC Dallas U-23. They’ll travel back to Dallas next weekend to play both FC Dallas and FC Dallas U-23.

FC Wichita draws late with Texas Spurs FC

Adversity tells no lies. It shows who people truly are in tense situations. FC Wichita proved they can handle adversity in a 2-2 draw with the Texas Spurs FC on Saturday night.

“We were good enough to come back,” assistant coach Aaron Avila said.

Despite the previous result of a 4-0 win in mid-May, Texas Spurs FC came out aggressive, the pressure caused some issues for FC Wichita.

“Early they came after us,” Avila said.

Melanie Barnes found the first goal in the fourth minute, giving FC Wichita an early deficit.

Stunned, FC Wichita was slow to recover as Kenny Kessler found a goal, putting Texas Spurs FC up 2-0 in the first 10 minutes of the match.

The onslaught from Texas Spurs continued throughout the first half. Keeper Jami Reichenberger had save after save.

“She kept the game in reach,” Avila said. “It’s a lot better than being down 4-0 at halftime.”

Despite trailing 2-0 at the intermission, FC Wichita struck back quickly in the second half when Ally Henderson scored off a corner kick, heading it into the net, cutting the lead down to 2-1 in the 47th minute.

I’m supposed to make those big saves,” Reichenberger said. “When the saves come what i’m supposed to do.”

Sarah Henderson had an opportunity in the second half, going one-on-one but a little too much excitement sent the ball over the woodwork. As the opportunities continued to pile up for FC Wichita, the pressure was mounting against Texas Spurs FC.

“They (officials) were letting us play,” Avila said. “Once we started doing that momentum changed. WE took control. We started pressing and forced them into mistakes.”

Opportunity came to fruition for FC Wichita. It was as if the golden goals opened from the heavens. Alyssa Reiniger, recent graduate of McKendree (Ill.), chipped the ball past Texas Spurs FC keeper Maddie Wasden.

“You can tell the momentum was different in the second half,” Reiniger said. “It was an accomplishment for us. It shows were not out of a game when we’re down 2-0, even in the 87th minute.”

The draw leaves FC Wichita in second place in the Southwest-North Region in the WPSL. They’re only two points behind FC Dallas, who leads the table with nine points. Texas Spurs FC is in fifth place with two points.

FC Wichita will head to Tulsa on Saturday, June 10 take on win-less FC Tulsa Spirit at 7 p.m. FC Wichita does not return home until June 24 when they will have a rematch against FC Dallas U-23.

FC Wichita Defeats KC Courage In friendly

The FC Wichita women continued their winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a straight forward 3-0 win over the KC Courage in a friendly.

The KC Courage came out strong and attacked FC Wichita’s tired legs after Friday’s 8-0 win over OKC FC. The Courage dominated possession early and had numerous counter attacks that threatened FC Wichita’s defense, but the back line kept the clean sheet going.

“We are looking good, we are strong, and sturdy,” goalie Jami Reichenberger said.

KC Courage played a high back line that FC Wichita has not seen this year and continually frustrated Katie McClure at the beginning of the game with numerous opportunities flagged offside.

It wasn’t until Ashley Zane who would keep the ball and get a one on one chance in the 24th minute, but the Courage goalie would keep the game scoreless.

After a great counter by FC Wichita, the resulting corner would put the Reds’ on the board. Darci Nightingale would find the end of a Katie Cramer cross to put Wichita up 1-0 in the 29th minute.

With a back and forth match leading into halftime, Katie McClure would find the ball at her feet and make a run outside the top of the box and get dragged down by the Courage defender to lead to a free kick. McClure raised her hand, and the team stepped aside. McClure would run up and strike a rocket that was to the left of the wall and into the back of the goal past the outstretched Courage goalkeeper to put Wichita up 2-0 heading into the half.

Coming out of the half, the Courage looked the fresher of the two teams which led to some dangerous chances that Reichenberger would have to save. Reichenberger would come up huge for FC Wichita to continue her clean sheet streak to three matches and counting.

FC Wichita would find the back of the net after an incredible run down the flank from Sarah Henderson in the 76th minute. Henderson would cut inside the box leading the Courage defender’s slide tackle to find her feet and no ball resulting in a penalty kick for Wichita. Henderson would step up to the spot and bury the ball to the right of the keeper and put Wichita up 3-0.

As the final whistle sounded FC Wichita would hold on to a 3-0 win over the KC Courage, next up for the women is the Texas Spurs on June 3rd. Wichita won the previous match 4-0 at home against the Spurs.

FC Wichita Tops Oklahoma City FC 8-0

Six different players found the scoring column as FC Wichita led from coast-to-coast in an 8-0 victory over Oklahoma City FC on Friday night.

“I’m glad we finished early, that was the big difference,” assistant coach Aaron Avila said.

It was a beautiful Friday night at Stryker Soccer Complex as Wichita scored early and often. They did not look back as they commanded the game for all 90 minutes.

FC Wichita improved to 2-1 on the season and in the Southwest-North division.

In the 5th minute, Ashley Zane got the scoring blitz started with a tap in after OKC FC’s goalie was forced to parry the ball away from a Katie McClure shot. The parry would fall right onto the foot of Zane who buried it with ease.

Shortly after Zane’s goal, McClure would get her night started with her third goal in the past two matches. “That’s my job to score goals,” McClure said about her recent hot streak. McClure beat the defender down the line and then put a rocket in the back of the net, putting Wichita up 2-0 after 10 minutes.

In exactly five minutes after the goal, Tanna Benefiel put one in the back of the net off a McClure corner. Benefiel would out jump her defender and put the ball directly over the top of the keeper to make it 3-0 after 15 minutes.

The five-minute interval for goals would end but the goals kept on coming, this time from Peyton Vincze in the 25th minute, who slotted it after a beautiful through ball from the midfield to beat the defender. “I was just trying to go for goal, trying to get my first goal…and I got it,” Vincze said after her first FC Wichita goal. No more goals would come in the first half, with Wichita leading 4-0 at the break.

Just after the second half commenced, Jazelle Gonzalez would bury a rocket from just inside the 18-yard line to put Wichita up 5-0. The goals would keep coming with no break as under 3 minutes after Gonzalez’s goal, after some confusion from OKC’s defense led to a failed clearance that fell to Ally Henderson in her first match with FC Wichita who’d bury the ball in the netting to put Wichita up 6-0.

Under 10 minutes after Henderson’s debut goal, the goal scoring machine named Katie McClure would find her second of the game. After a through ball, McClure would tip toe around the keeper and put the ball in the back of the open net.

“It just turned out to be a wonderful game,” McClure said.

Wichita would not let up as Sarah Henderson would put one of her own in the net on a beautiful header off a Vincze cross. As the final whistle sounded, the scoreboard would read 8-0 in Wichita’s favor, dominating in all aspects of the match.

While the offense was the headline, Jami Reichenberger was a wall in goal tonight stopping multiple counters that Oklahoma City produced. She wanted the clean sheet as in the late moments of the game; the FC Wichita defense got whistled for a handball in the box, which led to an OKC penalty kick. Jami was unfazed as she read the PK straight off the foot and dove to her right to make a routine save and continue her clean sheet streak.

FC Wichita has little rest as they are back in action against the KC Courage at 4:00 p.m. in the doubleheader of soccer with the men following against Ozarks FC. For $15 fans can watch both games on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online at fcwichita.com or fcwichitawomen.com or the box office an hour before kickoff.

Three Match Weekend Kicks-Off Friday Night

Where: Stryker Soccer Complex | Directions
Gates open: 6:00 p.m. | Kick-off: 7:00 p.m
Tickets: Available at the gate or online
Parking: FREE
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Family 4 Pack: Bring the family along and enjoy 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 chips and 4 drinks* all for only $40! Available at the Gate. *Drinks exclude alcoholic beverages

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Preview

Enjoy Memorial Weekend by scoring tickets for FC Wichita’s men and women!

FC Wichita women will take on Oklahoma City FC in the first match of the weekend on Friday night.

Although new to the WPSL this season, FC Wichita has had a strong start in the WPSL and currently hold the #2 spot on the Conference table despite dropping the franchise opener to FC Dallas, before bouncing back with 3 points in a 4-0 win over the Texas Spurs.

Wichita will be working for a vital 3 points in their third home game of the regular season, while looking forward to a friendly match the next day on May 27th, at 4 p.m., against the Kansas City Courage. Friday night fans can purchase Single Game Tickets or Family 4 Pack. While Saturday offers a men’s and women’s Double Header for just $15.

“Friday’s match is very important to us, we want to keep our winning streak alive in league play,” said head coach Sammy Lane. “On the other hand the match Saturday afternoon will allow us to reward some players with more minutes and also bring in players who have yet to see any action, but certainly deserve a chance to push the starting eleven players.”

Oklahoma City FC was originally going to be apart of a tandem, much like what FC Wichita has with their men and women clubs, with an expansion club for the NASL. However, it was never to be as the stadium, which was awarded through court mediation. Oklahoma City FC would form their own club and the NASL would eventually come to Oklahoma City as an expansion, Rayo FC, and only last one season.

OKC FC has a unique coaching system. They run dual head coaches in Zach Bice and Evan Dresel. Both are respective head coaches for the men’s and women’s teams at Mid-America Christina University in SW Oklahoma City.

Over the last two seasons in the WPSL, OKC FC has gone 21-6-3. They were a national semi-finalist in 2015.

On Sunday, May 21 OKC host the Texas Spurs FC, a team FC Wichita opened the flood gates against on Saturday and held on for a 1-1 draw with Texas. OKC FC fell behind 1-0 until Jacie Jones, an Oklahoma State University soccer player, scored in the 31st minute to tie it up.

Even with the match on Friday, the club has to be mindful of match still to play on Saturday afternoon. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, FC Wichita will host the Kansas City Courage in a friendly match. The Courage also play in the WPSL, but in the Heartland Conference, as the women play in the Southwest-North Division.

In their three years playing the WPSL, the KC Courage are 7-16-5. They’ve shown improvement every season as they went 3-4-1 last season, finishing third in the Heartland conference.

The Courage return leading goal scorer from last season Taylor Gonzales, a player at the University of Montevallo (AL). They also return Christina McClellan, who played in eight matches last season, a team high.

KC Courage are in a unique coaching situation, such as OKC FC. Except in this game, it’s owner-coach situation. Wendy Louque is at the helm. She’s owner and head coach for the Courage.

This will be KC Courage’s first mach of the season.

Wichita Women Score First Victory In Franchise History

op form and playing an exciting style of soccer put FC Wichita women’s club in the win column for the first time in franchise history. FC Wichita put three goals home in a span of 10 minutes, icing what was a close game.

A couple of Jayhawks took care of the scoring as FC Wichita defeated Texas Spurs FC 4-0 in front of a near capacity crowd at Stryker Soccer Complex.

“This is what we’ve only done with a week of practice,” Lane said. “We’ll continue to get better.”

The FC Wichita women improved to 1-1-0 on the season.

“These fans were amazing tonight,” FC Wichita women’s head coach Sammy Lane said. “I feel like there were more fans here tonight than last week.”

Alyssa Reiniger had a highlight move in the first half. A front flip throw-in from the 20 yard mark, flipped it into the box. The crowd ooh’d and ahh’d at the impressive throw in.

A flurry of shot attempts within the first 30 minutes saw FC Wichita come close to breaking down the scoring door. In the 31st minute, Whitney Berry slipped one behind a charging Texas Spurs keeper Brookly Bradley.

“You know, it’s exciting,” Berry said. “The fan support really got behind us after that first goal.”

For Berry, it’s only fitting she would score the first goal of a budding franchise. She was the first signee when the team was announced.

It’s almost like poetic justic for her to get the first goal,” Lane said.

Despite many other opportunities, FC Wichita would only lead 1-0 at the break.

The flood gates finally came open in the 72nd minute when new addition Grace Hagen. A step around and punch through, found the promise land, putting FC Wichita up 2-0.

Five minutes later, Katie McClure put her own mark on the game, making the game 3-0.

If you blinked, you may have missed McClure’s second goal. She stepped to the side and past Bradley, just tapping in the rolling ball for her second goal.

“Coach told me to keep shooting and to keep your head down,” McClure said. “That’s what I did and it paid off.”

As the crowd erupted, the score did, too. A flash of greatness in what Coach Lane had spoke of before was shown and a warning notice had been sent to the rest of the conference.

“We’re out here to win,” goalkeeper Jami Reichengerger said. “I”m excited for what’s to come.”

FC Wichita women’s club will be back on the pitch on Friday and Saturday night at home. On Friday (7:00 p.m.) they host Oklahoma City FC and then again on Saturday (4:00 p.m.) against the Kansas City Courage. You can buy tickets to Friday’s border war on FCWichita.com. OR a Family 4 Pack for only $40.

FC Wichita Women looking to rebound against the Texas Spurs

The FC Wichita Women look to make history against the Texas Spurs FC on Saturday. The elusive first victory is in their sights. With a full week of practices under their belt, the women have been focusing on the attacking side of their game.

For this newly formed team, the fan support has been incredible. A near capacity crowd helped the team in their first game; the club noticed the support.

“To play in your home city, this is an amazing opportunity,” Forward Katie McClure said. “The support I love it.”

For Wichita, this is their second game of the year dropping their inaugural match in a 1-0 contest against last year’s conference winner FC Dallas. In their first ever game the women proved a formidable force by holding the defending conference champions to one goal despite only practicing once before. A bright spot for the team was goalie Jami Reichenberger who made 11 saves in the defeat.

McClure also produced numerous attacking chances, most notably the shot that hit the crossbar before falling on the goal-line for the keeper to grab. The defense was immaculate against the star-studded FC Dallas front, coming up with big stops consistently.

“Offensive attacking part, getting our midfielders into the play and combining with the strikers with Whitney and I playing close together, trying to get everything all together,” McClure said.

The Texas Spurs FC started competing in the WPSL in 2015. That season they finished 8-5-2 with 26 table points, good enough for fourth in the Big Sky Conference. Last season, there was much improvement as they went 10-2-2 and collecting 32 points in the table. In their 14 matches last season, Texas Spurs FC only allowed 10 goals in conference.

Though, like in the NPSL, the WPSL means a new season and new expectations. Texas Spurs FC do not return any of their top 10 statistical players from last season. There could be a bit of a learning curve as this will be their first match of the season. Tryouts for Texas Spurs concluded less than a week ago.

For Saturday’s match, tickets are still available at the Stryker Soccer Complex ticket booth an hour before kickoff. Make sure you will be there when the FC Wichita women pull their first win in franchise history!

Soccer Savings and FC Wichita Headed to LA

Wichita, KS – FC Wichita Director of Soccer Larry Inlow is headed to Los Angeles this week for the 2017 NSCAA Convention. Inlow is traveling to LA along with national soccer retailer Soccer Savings, who has also been FC Wichita’s title sponsor since 2016. Soccer Savings employees Rommel Ford and Mike McDevitt are representing the company with a vendor booth set up inside the LA Convention Center. The convention is set to see more then 13,000 in attendance, including over 7,000 soccer coaches from over 40 countries.

Inlow will spend time assisting Soccer Savings with their marketing endeavors to other United States based soccer clubs. In addition, Soccer Savings will use the FC Wichita brand as the example to present their “Player Direct” platform for clubs to utilize when ordering from them online. FC Wichita home, away and goalkeeper kits have been sent to hang in the display as a point of reference for what the service is capable of and how the local retailer gives support within the Wichita community.

“Soccer Savings has been a great sponsor for us,” said CEO Blake Shumaker. “We want to be involved with our partners in all things that benefit them, we feel it’s important to earn their support every day. The opportunity to have Wichita’s two biggest soccer brands team up on a national stage was very exciting for both of us. We share the goal of bringing Wichita soccer to new heights, so this is certainly another step in the right direction.”

The convention is held January 11th-15th and gives FC Wichita many opportunities to see partners and form new relationships within the soccer world. Inlow will discuss business with league directors from the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the clubs newly announced Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Meetings have also been set with Nike’s regional and national representatives who wish to be updated on FC Wichita growth.

“Annually this is the best opportunity for us to get a lot of our business addressed in a 5 day window,” said Inlow. “On the senior team side we have exciting meetings planned with professional and semi-professional partners from all over the country. With the youth side we have been able to make unprecedented agreements to bring nationally recognized teams to Wichita from states such as California and Texas. Which ultimately completed our business model for the development and operation of new facilities in Wichita.”

With the FC Wichita Women’s team press conference already scheduled for February 23rd, and new press releases coming weekly, Wichita fans are in for an exciting offseason.

“FC Wichita strives everyday to be progressive with our decision to improve the game of soccer in Wichita. Our goal is to help youth athletes, and all soccer players and teams through our academy, college and professional resources.” Blake Shumaker.

The Business of Soccer in LA

The Exhibit Hall is a vibrant marketplace of more than 375 companies that make it a one stop shop for all your team needs. Companies range from equipment, apparel, insurance, tournaments, all the way to awards companies. Attendees will learn from and spend time with some of the most accomplished presenters during the hundreds of sessions that are offered. These also include core and special topic diplomas which will be available. The programs will result in better coaching experiences for the coaches, the players and the overall on-field success.

Programs equip coaches with skills around resume writing, negotiations, and career development. The U30 Coaches Experience features activities that create a unique bond among up and coming coaches. All the while, a career fair, job board, and Exhibitor “Now Hiring” feature will bring job seekers and employers together.

As a bonus, the MLS and NWSL drafts (which will be held during the Convention) demonstrate the business of soccer in action at the highest level of the game.

Women’s Soccer Finds a Home in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (January 7, 2017) – FC Wichita is proud to announce expansion into the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for 2017.

The WPSL was formed in 1998 and is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), in affiliation with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States. The WPSL is an independent league with over 100 teams participating from all over the United States. Official conference alignments and the final schedule have not yet been released, however, natural rivalries seem certain with teams in nearby markets such as Dallas, Des Moines, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  

A press conference has been set to announce the team and the founding partnerships which make it possible. The conference will be at 3:00p.m. on February 23, 2017 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located inside the Wichita Boathouse at 515 S. Wichita St, Wichita, Ks 67202. Bob Hanson, CEO of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, invites all of Wichita to share in this historic moment.

“The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is the perfect venue to announce the first women’s soccer team in our cities great history,” said GM Larry Inlow. “This is such a special moment for all of us, being a part of an organization that is willing to invest in local female athletes is simply a blessing. Our office is buzzing with a since of pride for the inaugural players, the women athletes who paved the way, and most importantly the young girls who will now have local hero’s to inspire, teach and tutor them. For those who haven’t realized, this is the only women’s professional or semi-professional team in town, these women are true pioneers!”  

In 2017 the FC Wichita roster will look very familiar to local soccer fans as management believes in the importance of building the women’s team with homegrown talent. “We want to showcase Wichita’s top players, it’s a way for them to give back to their community and for FC Wichita to follow through with our mission to help bring Wichita together through athletics and inspire local children to believe in their dreams,” said CEO Blake Shumaker. “The majority of our players are using the game they fell in love with as child to fund their education as an adult. This inaugural season makes a statement far beyond the game of soccer, it’s something we will always remember and will be even more special if the players are true Wichitans.”  

The club is set to start announcing player signings in the coming week, but for now it will keep the coaching staff a bit of a mystery. “We feel like the press conference is the best time to announce our staff and head coach, we know soccer fans will love our hires and we owe the coaches proper introductions.” Larry Inlow.  

FC Wichita’s inaugural women’s schedule and season ticket package is set to be released by February 10th.