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Seattle Reign acquire Yael Averbuch, depth on NWSL Draft Day

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It was expected to be a quiet day for Seattle Reign FC in the NWSL Draft, but instead of announcing one pick in the last round, the club ended up with three new players.

Before the draft started, the first Vlatko Andonovski - Laura Harvey trade was announced. Reign FC acquired defender Yael Averbuch and the 25th overall pick in the draft in exchange for midfielder Diana Matheson.

Get to know Vlatko Andonovski, new Seattle Reign head coach

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What we can expect from new Reign FC conductor.

When he joined FC Kansas City in 2013 as the club's head coach, Vlatko Andonovski had established some local notoriety but was a virtual unknown name in the U.S. soccer scene. Then just 37 years old, Andonovski had moved up the ranks as coach of the Kansas City Comets, an indoor soccer team, before stepping into a brand new role on a brand new team in a brand new league.

Laura Harvey out, Vlatko Andonovski in as Seattle Reign coach

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A new era begins for Seattle Reign FC

On Tuesday, November 7, Seattle Reign FC officially announced that Vlatko Andonovski, the former FC Kansas City manager and two-time NWSL title winner, will be taking over as the club's head coach and general manager. Laura Harvey, who has been with Seattle since its inaugural 2013 season, is rumored to be taking a position with U.

Motherhood inspired Sydney Leroux to join anthem protest

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The former Seattle Reign forward wants to set a good example for her son.

Former Seattle Reign FC player Sydney Leroux is playing for more than herself now. She's playing for all her FC Kansas City and U.S. teammates, for the fans who follow her career, and most importantly, her son Cassius.

Seattle Reign v. North Carolina Courage: Preview, lineups, how to watch

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On the heels of a tough week, during which they played three matches in seven days, Seattle Reign FC (5-2-5) head on the road for a match against the league-leading North Carolina Courage (8-4-0). The match kicks off at 4:30 PM PT on Saturday, July 8, and can be streamed on go90 or NWSLSoccer.com.

Sounders, Reign playing prominent roles in Seattle Pride celebrations

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Official Pride games are June 21 (Sounders vs Orlando City), June 22 (Mariners vs Tigers), June 23 (Storm vs Mercury) and June 24 (Reign vs FCKC).

All of Seattle's top-level sports teams are celebrating Pride Month at the same time this year. There will be five consecutive days when the Seattle sports community is celebrating their LGBT fans, staff, and players.

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Reign FC lose home finale to FC Kansas City

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A Shea Groom goal eliminates Reign FC from playoff contention

A win would have kept Seattle Reign FC's improbable if not impossible hopes of returning to the NWSL Playoffs alive. A win would have also been the start of a storybook send-off to a Reign FC Original. Sometimes, though, the things we hope for do not become reality — as was the cast when Seattle Reign FC fell to FC Kansas City 1-0 at Memorial Stadium in their final home match of the 2017 season.

Reign FC grind out 2-1 win over Chicago Red Stars

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Pinoe converts on a pair of penalties to get 3 important points.

Fresh off grinding out a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City where they were down to 10, the Seattle Reign FC were back at it on Wednesday night, hosting the Chicago Red Stars.

The Red Stars came into Memorial Stadium with a 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on Sunday and looked to have Seattle's number again after their previous meeting earlier this month saw the Red Stars victorious over the Reign in Chicago.

Seattle Reign FC at FC Kansas City: Player Ratings

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Naho Kawasumi leads a fluid attack to get a difficult point at Kansas City.

In the final game of a three-match road trip that featured beastly hot weather, extremely hot weather, and very hot weather, Seattle Reign FC visited FC Kansas City and split the points in a 2-2 draw. Injuries and fatigue from international duty forced a few changes to the Reign lineup this week.

Reign FC end road trip with 2-2 draw against FC Kansas City

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Three matches on the road, four points in all.

The Seattle Reign FC concluded their three match road trip with a 2-2 draw tonight against FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village. Goals from Alexa Newfield and Maegan Kelly for Kansas City, and Megan Rapinoe and Nahomi Kawasumi for Seattle, made for a thrilling night that easily could have had more than just four goals.

Portland Thorns

SFPI NWSL Power Rankings (Week of Sep 10)

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Home Sweet Home Playoff Games Edition

We are now into the Home Stretch! And the Portland Thorns, for the second consecutive season, will start their playoff run at home, thanks to a big road win, and a couple other favorable results around the league. 4 teams claim biggest winner climbing 1 spot, while the biggest loser is FC Kansas City falling 2 after drawing Chicago at home.

Match Preview: Portland Thorns at FC Kansas City

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The red-hot Portland Thorns (9-4-4) take their five-match unbeaten run (4-0-1) on the road, as they travel to Kansas City to take on a struggling FC Kansas City (4-8-5) at Children's Mercy Victory Field at 5:00pm, in a match streamed on go90.com and NWSLSoccer.com.

The Thorns and Blues are meeting for the third time this season.

Match Preview: FC Kansas City v Portland Thorns

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The Thorns are about to embark on their first mutli-game road trip. On Saturday at 1 p.m. PT, the Thorns will face off against long time rivals FC Kansas City at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas. Parsons was explicit about this; "the Portland Thorns always see the best of Kansas," he said on Wednesday in training.

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Boston Breakers come back for 2-2 tie against Washington Spirit

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Adriana Leon and Abby Smith did their best to drag Boston to a result.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Midge Purce, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Allysha Chapman, Angela Salem, Morgan Andrews, Rosie White, Adriana Leon, Katie Stengel, Tiffany Weimer

The Boston Breakers went into this game against the Washington Spirit with a much-weakened back line and it showed.

Match preview: Boston Breakers vs FC Kansas City

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NWSL returns to action the Breakers return to the hunt for points.

It's been an exciting break in NWSL action with both the 2017 Women's Euro and the Tournament of Nations taking place. There have been days where up to five international matches took place from morning until night; can NWSL possibly hope to match that level of excitement?

Smith and Lavelle called up for USA friendlies in Europe

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Will Abby Smith get her first international cap?

Jill Ellis has named her 21-player USWNT roster for their upcoming June friendlies against Sweden and Norway.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)

Rose Lavelle is in the lineup; given her most recent performances with the WNT and her current form in NWSL, it was almost a given she would be called in.

Breakers get it right with 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC

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Matt Beard wanted to set the tone - consider it set.

STARTING XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal, Julie King, Angela Salem, Rosie White, Rose Lavelle, Tiffany Weimer, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie

The Boston Breakers opened at home today against Sky Blue FC after a 2-0 road loss against FC Kansas City.

Boston Breakers lose 2-0 to FC Kansas City in first game

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Boston's 2017 has gotten off to a rocky start.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Christen Westphal, Megan Oyster, Midge Purce, Amanda DaCosta, Angela Salem, Adriana Leon, Rosie White, Rose Lavelle, Natasha Dowie (c)

The Boston Breakers got off to a bit of a slow start in their debut game of 2017 and FC kansas City.

Match preview: Boston Breakers away at FC Kansas City

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The Breakers need a bright start to the season to dispel the gloom of the last.

The Boston Breakers open their 2017 campaign away at FC Kansas City. These are both teams who have gone through some rebuilding, though Boston's has been deeper and wider-ranging than KC's. Boston is entering 2017 with a completely revamped roster, a little more bench depth, and at least one truly next-level talent in Rose Lavelle.

Oyster and Lavelle called up to USWNT before Russia friendlies

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Lavelle returns and Oyster gets her first callup.

Rose Lavelle and Megan Oyster have been called up to the latest USWNT camp ahead of their two friendlies against Russia.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

This is Oyster's first callup to national team.

Libby Stout out four to six weeks with ankle sprain

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Stout was injured just before preseason.

The Boston Breakers announced that goalkeeper Libby Stout suffered an ankle sprain and will be out for the next four to six weeks.

This obviously rules out Stout for the entirety of preseason and may even mean she'll be absent for the beginning of the season, as the Breakers begin play on April 16 against FC Kansas City.

Thorns (Finally) Release 2017 Schedule

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The long-awaited 2017 Portland Thorns schedule has arrived.

The NWSL season once again expands to the 24 match format we saw in 2014, with the Thorns playing three of their first four at Providence Park,

The Thorns will open the season on April 15 against the Orlando Pride at home, in a day-night doubleheader with the Timbers.

NWSL home openers announced: Breakers will play Sky Blue FC April 23

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NWSL has finally released home opener information and Boston will start off away.

NWSL has finally released home opener information and the Boston Breakers are scheduled to play FC Kansas City away on April 16, then will return the following weekend to open at home against Sky Blue FC on April 23.

Match Preview: Boston Breakers vs WNY Flash

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They broke the scoreless streak - can they keep up the momentum?

You might have heard that the Boston Breakers finally broke their scoreless streak by beating FC Kansas City 1-0 last weekend. It's a stat that a lot of people, including myself, have been focused on for almost the entirety of the season so far.

Boston Breakers defeat FC Kansas City 1-0 in first season win

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Curse, what curse?

For five games now, Boston Breakers Matt Beard has said the goals are coming. He wasn't entirely wrong; you could see by the way the Breakers played for stretches at a time that they were certainly capable of getting one, and had sometimes been flat out robbed by goal line clearances.

Match preview: Boston Breakers vs FC Kansas City

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FCKC is struggling too - will that be enough for Boston to get a goal?

We're not quite at the point where we're searching for any possible victory, even a moral one. Right now what the Breakers really need is a goal. Not a win, not three points - a single goal, preferably from the run of play, although a set piece or penalty kick might be enough to hold everyone over until they manage to score again.


White Tallies Twice, Breakers Concede Late

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Rosie White scored twice within a three-minute span, but the Breakers were unable to protect the lead late in Friday's 2-2 draw to FC Kansas City at Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

After Maegan Kelly put the guests on the board in the 21st minute, White responded in rapid-fire fashion by netting the equalizer in the 27th minute and the go-ahead in the 30th minute.

Goal Drought Ends as Breakers Finally Win

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Whitney Engen snapped a season-opening 468-minute goal drought for the Breakers, who clinched their first win of 2016 by beating FC Kansas City 1-0 on Sunday at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Engen tallied the first Boston's first goal of the season in the 19th minute on a corner kick from Kristie Mewis.

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2016 Moments of the Year

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One last look back at 2016, here are my end of year awards for moment of the year in 2016.

Game of the year - Comets vs Mustangs 12/3/16 - Shutouts don't happen often in indoor soccer, since the Kansas City Comets rebirth back in 2010, the Comets had never had one. That changed in December of this year when the Comets defeated the previously unbeaten Chicago Mustangs 6-0 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

2017 Wants and Wishes

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A new year means that it's time to reset and look towards the future. With that said, here are my wants and wishes for 2017.

1. Silverware - Always the number one priority, winning trophies, painting the wall. Kansas City has made a habit of winning trophies over the last few years, hopefully KC's teams can return to that in 2017.

A Look Back on my 2016 Wants and Wishes

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On New Year's Eve, before we ring in the New Year, here's a look back at my 2016 wants and wishes and how each one turned out.

1. Silverware - I'm not counting the Swope Park Rangers' Western Conference championship unfortunately (more on that later), so this wasn't a wish that was met this year by any of KC's four teams.

Houston Dash

Houston Dash vs FC Kansas City Final Score: Dash drop fourth straight scoreless defeat

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Becky Sauerbrunn's 80th minute goal propelled FC Kansas City over the Houston Dash.

The Houston Dash dropped their fourth straight match in a 1-0 loss to FC Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday night.

Despite the final score, Houston's attack felt resurgent after a trio of lackluster performances.

Houston Dash vs FC Kansas City: Watch Live

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Houston Dash vs. FC Kansas City
BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, Texas
7:30 p.m. CT

The Rest

Relocation frenzies, NASL club folds, and more: Thursday Freedom Kicks November 16 2017

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It was a bad day for #SavetheCrew and other fans of teams staying put

Good morning! There was a lot of soccer news yesterday so let's get to it.

Real Salt Lake team to replace FC Kansas City: What it means for the NWSL | FourFourTwo
In huge NWSL news, Real Salt Lake will replace FCKC in the upcoming NWSL season.

USWNT win, NASL lawsuit, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 20, 2017

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Also Jay Heaps is out in New England, yesterday was wild

Hello all! I'm coming to today instead of Donald since he was in Cincinnati last night. He saw the USWNT pick up a 5-0 win against New Zealand. He'll be here tomorrow.

A Day at the Benz: A neutral observation | Dirty South Soccer
But Donald's still in this a bit.

Match Preview: Thorns vs FC Kansas City

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The Thorns will face FC Kansas City at home tomorrow night, in the second match of a grueling three-game week. Portland gutted out an uninspiring 0-0 draw the last time these two teams met, in May, and with both squads still struggling to find the back of the net reliably, this match looks likely to be a slog in a similar mold.

Washington Spirit vs. FC Kansas City 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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Mal Pugh is probably going to debut as the Spirit look to bounce back against FCKC

Mallory Pugh is expected to make her debut tonight for the Washington Spirit as the team faces FC Kansas City in the first of a home and away series. Mal Pugh's signing was announced last Saturday and the 19-year-old will likely make her first NWSL appearance tonight.

Get to know your Breakers: Rosie White

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One of the Breakers' newest players discusses her hopes for the NWSL season and the possibility of a Football Ferns strike.

When I first spoke to Rosie White this season, she had just had a cupcake smashed on her face while taking her 2017 roster headshots. She was still brushing off frosting when we moved outside for the interview, albeit with a smile.

Tiffany Weimer: playoffs “not so farfetched”

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A preseason interview with woso veteran and headband legend Tiffany Weimer.

Tiffany Weimer has seen her share of pro soccer. She's been to Europe and back, played with Portland, Washington, FC Kansas City, and now returns to Boston after a prior stint with the team back in WPS. Weimer doesn't seem fazed by joining a team with a slightly depressing reputation and mentioned plenty of positives during an interview after practice last week.