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June
19th

Reign extends unbeaten run with 2-0 win in Boston

Here’s a game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (10-0-2, 32 pts) remain unbeaten following a 2-0 victory over the Boston Breakers (3-9-0, 9 pts) on Thursday, June 19 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass.

Despite being without several key players who are on national team duty, two goals in the first 25 minutes would be all Reign FC would need as the team extended its unbeaten streak to a league-record 12 games.

Just two minutes in, forward Beverly Goebel notched her second goal of the season, shooting one past Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher on the

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June
6th

Unbeaten Reign back at home Saturday

ReignFCHere’s a preview from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (8-0-2, 26 pts) will look to extend its National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) record ten-match unbeaten streak to 11 games on Saturday, June 7, as they take on the Chicago Red Stars (6-3-1, 19 pts) at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. (PT) with a live, high-definition webstream available at YouTube.com/NWSL.

Reign FC is coming off a 3-1 comeback victory over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. last Sunday, putting up three second-half goals after heading into halftime down 1-0.
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June
2nd

Reign remains unbeaten with Sunday road win

ReignFCHere’s a game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (8-0-2, 26 pts) remain unbeaten following their 3-1 victory over Sky Blue FC (2-5-4, 10 pts) on Sunday, June 1 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

Nahomi “Naho” Kawasumi, in her first game back with Reign FC after missing the last four matches while with the Japanese national team for the AFC Women’s Asia Cup, scored two goals to propel Seattle in the win, extending the team’s unbeaten streak to ten games.

After trading possession evenly through the first half — with each team taking five shots — Sky Blue FC got on the board first in the 42nd minute, on a goal by midfielder Katy Freels from beyond the box, set up by forward Nanase Kiryu.

Despite giving up the first goal for the third straight game, Reign FC erupted for three second-half goals, the first coming in the 50th minute after forward Beverly Goebel beat her defender to find the feet of a wide open Kawasumi for the equalizer.
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June
1st

Plenty of soccer spills over into Sunday

Even with the Sounders’ Saturday rout of Salt Lake come and gone, there’s plenty of soccer ahead on Sunday.

The choices start with the U.S. national team meeting Turkey at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.

Then at 6 p.m. on Root, there is the Cascadia Cup match pairing Portland and Vancouver.

Fans wanting live action can find it at 1 p.m. at Starfire Soccer Stadium in Tukwila where the Sounders will meet LA Galaxy II in an MLS Reserve League match.

ELPWA fans in the area can head to Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood where Bellingham

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May
25th

Reign extends unbeaten run with late Little goal

ReignFCHere’s a game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (7-0-2, 23 pts) remain unbeaten following their 2-2 tie versus the Western New York Flash (3-3-2, 11 pts) on Sunday, May 25 at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

Scottish international Kim Little’s shot in stoppage time from the top of the box snuck past Flash goalkeeper Kelsey Wys to preserve Reign FC’s unbeaten streak in front of a season-high crowd of 4,018. Little is now tied for the league lead in goals in the NWSL with eight.

“We were just pushing, it felt like 20 players, forward constantly to try and get that goal,” said head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “And Kim pops up again.”
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May
22nd

Reign’s unbeaten start extended with draw in KC

ReignFCHere’s the game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (7-0-1, 22 pts) continued their unbeaten streak with a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City(3-4-3, 13 pts) at the Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium on Wednesday, May 21.

FC Kansas City opened the scoring in the 42nd minute when Liz Bogus played a ball to U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) forward Amy Rodriguez, who blasted a shot past USWNT keeper Hope Solo.

Reign FC wasted no time pressing for an equalizer. Defender Elli Reed carried a loose ball into dangerous territory before her cross rebounded to her feet. Reed drew contact from FC Kansas City midfielder Jen Buczowski and the penalty was awarded to the visiting team.

Scottish international Kim Little stepped up to the penalty spot and slotted a well-placed ball past FC Kansas City keeper Nicole Barnhart. Little’s goal marked her seventh of the season, bringing her tied for league goal scorer with Rodriguez.

The second half saw both sides sharing possession and the momentum shifted between them until the final whistle. While Reign FC narrowly out shot FC Kansas city 11 to 8, both teams were even with four shots on goal.

“We are pleased to be undefeated. Disappointed to not get 3 points, but 4 points against Kansas City shows progression for our group.” said Reign FC head coach and general manager Laura Harvey.
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May
15th

Reign moves to 7-0-0 with home win over KC

Crowd of 2,875 at Memorial Stadium to watch the Reign.
Crowd of 2,875 at Memorial Stadium to watch the Reign.

Here’s the game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (7-0-0, 21 pts) remain undefeated following a 3-2 victory over FC Kansas City (3-1-4, 10 pts) on Thursday, May 14 in front of 2,875 supporters at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

Reign FC’s quest for seven consecutive wins came to fruition, but not without a stern test from visiting FC Kansas City.
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May
10th

Unbeaten Reign tops Thorns in Portland, 1-0

Here’s the game report from the club:

Seattle Reign FC (6-0-0, 18 pts) remain unbeaten following their 1-0 victory over Portland Thorns FC (2-1-2, 8 pts) on Saturday, May 10 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

Scottish international Kim Little scored her league-leading fifth goal of the season in the 89th minute on a breakaway, dribbling past Thorns FC keeper Nadine Angerer on the near post in a one-on-one opportunity to score the game’s only goal, as Seattle recorded its first victory in franchise history over their Northwest rival.
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