Breakers draft picks Andrews and Purce are headed for Spain.
The U23 women's national team is headed to La Manga, Spain for training and a spring youth tournament from February 25 - March 7. They'll play Japan, England, and Norway in their first international matches of the year.
The U23s are now being coached by Seattle Reign's Laura Harvey, who takes over from BJ Snow as he moves into being head of talent identification for the senior WNT.
The midfield was a concern at the end of 2016. Now Seattle has plenty of options.
Laura Harvey strikes again.
Seattle Reign FC has acquired Canadian International midfielder Diana Matheson from the Washington Spirit in exchange for the rights to midfielder Arielle Ship, who was the 26th pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.
Another versatile player gives Laura Harvey even more options.
Seattle Reign FC has announced the re-signing of Merritt Mathias for the 2017 NWSL season. Mathias, who joined Seattle from FC Kansas City in 2015, appeared in 37 matches for the club in the last two years and scoring three goals and getting two assists.
Her versatility will be needed across Seattle's changing backline.
After the NWSL Draft last week, Seattle Reign FC coach Laura Harvey signaled that the team would have international signing news within the week. That news came today, with Reign FC announcing the signing of New Zealand international Rebekah Stott, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
The goalkeeper's playing status is up in the air, but Harvey will always have a spot for her.
Right now, in addition to getting ready for the 2017 college draft, Seattle Reign FC's General Manager and Head Coach Laura Harvey is preparing for the upcoming season as if she'll be without Hope Solo in goal.
Seattle will lose midfielder Havana Solaun in the trade with Washington Spirit.
Laura Harvey does it again.
Seattle Reign FC has acquired the rights to midfielder Christine Nairn and goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel from the Washington Spirit. In exchange, the Spirit will get the rights to midfielder Havana Solaun and the 3rd and 36th overall picks in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.
Ahead of the Spirit's game at Seattle, we chat with Sounder at Heart
The Washington Spirit play the Seattle Reign on Sunday with a chance for the Spirit to clinch the NWSL Shield and eliminate the Reign from playoff contention. Black and Red Unitedchatted with Sounder at Heart writer Jacob Cristobal to prepare for Sunday night's match.
Quotes from defender Lauren Barnes & coach Harvey after Friday's practice.
Seattle Reign FC host the Washington Spirit this Sunday, completing their back-to-back with them. The results from the road trip have put the team's chance at the playoffs on the tiniest of threads, but there is still a thread.
It's Laura Harvey's sandbox — and oh my word, the toys she has.
Whenever the Seattle Reign FC announces a new player signing, fans feel like it is Christmas Day. That is the excitement head coach and general manager Laura Harvey has brought to us ever since the offseason into the 2014 season, where she virtually remade the entire squad from the inaugural roster.
The 2014 NWSL Best XI midfielder and Japanese international is coming back to Seattle,
Seattle Reign FC announced Thursday evening that Japanese international Nahomi Kawasumi has re-signed with the team. She'll play her last match with INAC Kobe Leonessa on June 19, and then she'll be headed to Seattle in the next 10 days.
A rookie shines and, oh yeah, The Dragon's back!
It was billed as the club that made Laura Harvey who she is (hint: awesome) coming to Seattle with a lot of intrigue, if not mystery, as to how would it play out. A Women's Super League (WSL) team from England coming to the U.S. to take on an NWSL team -- and while there is the UEFA Women's Champions League, European club teams coming to the U.
Three of Seattle's top four players are now out injured, so it's a matter of holding on against a team that hasn't conceded a goal since their season opener.
Today at 4pm at Memorial Stadium the Seattle Reign face the Chicago Red Stars for the first time this season.
Last week a come-from-behind draw against the Portland Thorns saved Seattle from their second ever loss at Memorial, but they continue to struggle to find an attacking rhythm with Jess Fishlock out injured.
"I thought the ref lost control," said Laura Harvey after the match.
NWSL Commissioner Jeff Plush announced on Tuesday that Seattle Reign FC has been fined an undisclosed amount for comments critical of the match officials, which were made by general manager and coach Laura Harvey and the club regarding Saturday's game against the Portland Thorns FC.
Seattle was lucky to escape with just one major injury in an overly physical match that referee Matthew Kreitzer let get out of control.
A rivalry match between Seattle Reign FC and Portland Thorns FC is going to be physical. Even a preseason match this spring between the two sides was heated.
Sounder at Heart helps us preview the Boston Breakers home opener against the Seattle Reign in an interview with the enemy
The Boston Breakers open at home this weekend on Sunday, April 24 at Jordan Field. They're already coming off a 1-0 loss to the Washington Spirit from last weekend, but the team is still working on being an actual team after heavy roster turnover in the offseason and a brand new coach.
Meanwhile, a familiar name shows up on the updated preseason roster.
Seattle Reign FC announced today that, due to an undisclosed medical issue, the team has waived Swedish defender Antonia Göransson. With Göransson's departure, the Reign now has two international spots available.
Göransson signed with the Reign in November, coming from Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan.
Seattle opens the 2016 preseason with an open call for local players to come try and impress the coaches, and we take five minutes with the head coach to get her thoughts on the offseason.
The Seattle Reign conducted open tryouts last weekend and 35 players participated, hoping against all odds to make one of the deepest rosters in the league.
The draft kicks off at 7:00 a.m. PT, and the Reign have the fourth overall pick. Follow the action here.
The 2016 NWSL Draft kicks off in Baltimore, Maryland, at 7:00 a.m. this morning. The Seattle Reign FC have the fourth pick in the draft, while our rivals down South claim the first selection in the draft.
Seattle trades a late round pick to open up room for another international player, giving Laura Harvey room to work her recruitment magic again.
The Seattle Reign have traded a 2nd round pick in the 2017 draft to the Boston Breakers in exchange for one of their international spots for the upcoming season.
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By CAITLIN MURRAY
In the opening week of the National Women's Soccer League 2014 season, the power rankings look quite a bit different than any week last year.
The Seattle Reign have come out of the gate leading the pack and grabbing the top spot of Week 1 rankings.
Just days before the start of the inaugural NWSL season, the Seattle Reign announced that Amy Carnell had resigned her position as General Manager and that head coach Laura Harvey would take over the position. The official confirmation came shortly after Liviu Bird reported the news on SoccerWire.
Another former member of the Sounders Women will be joining the Seattle Reign. Midfielder Keelin Winters is the latest addition after the Reign swapped a first-round pick in the 2014 NWSL draft and "future considerations." Those "future considerations" are rumored to be the rights to forward Amy Rodriguez, who will miss this season as she gives birth to her first child.
By GARRETT CLEVERLY
With just a few months remaining before the National Women's Soccer League is set to kick off, the league is coming together with numerous off the field announcements. Coaching hires and the unveiling of clubs names and logos have dominated the recent headlines for the league during the past week.
Fresh off revealing their name and logo, the Seattle Reign wasted little time in naming former Arsenal Ladies boss Laura Harvey as their first-ever head coach on Friday. While Harvey may not be a household name around these parts, she comes to Seattle with an impressive resume, winning league titles in each of her three seasons at the helm.
Post-match quotes from the team on Keelin's final home match & how they approached the national anthem last night.
Last night's Reign FC victory over the Washington Spirit will go down as one of the most important matches in the team's short history. The importance of keeping their playoff hopes alive as well as it being a proper sendoff for captain Keelin Winters made for a special night.
No city is more represented than Seattle in the CONCACAF awards for 2015. They're open for voting so stuff the ballot box.
CONCACAF opens its annual awards up to a vote, which is a fun little democratic ballot stuffing exercise. It's even more fun when five total players with Seattle ties are up for awards - both the Reign and Sounders are represented.
MLB is the only major sports league in the US to not use a salary cap; a similar system could potentially work in the future to aid the growth of MLS while maintaining parity.
Sounders FC is hosting a coaches summit at The Ninety on Friday with speakers Sigi Schmid, Laura Harvey, and Dave Tenney; the price of admission includes lectures on sports science and performance, as well as a ticket to the CCL quarterfinal against Club America on February 23rd.
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A video series featuring two brilliant soccer minds? Yes, please.
While the NWSL offseason slogs on, Seattle Reign FC players and staff have been busy reflecting on the 2016 season — asking what went right and what went wrong as the team fell just short of its bid for the playoffs.
To bring supporters into those conversations, Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey and midfielder Jess Fishlock sat down for a three-part video series that looked back on the squad's fourth season.
A full transcript of Megan Rapinoe and Laura Harvey's post-game comments from last night's Washington Spirit game
As you've likely heard, last night's Washington Spirit game against Seattle Reign FC ended up being about much more than a simple soccer match. The Spirit opted to move the national anthem up by nearly 15 minutes, sparking a major backlash.
Seattle acquires the rights to two Mexico National Team players, including a Seattle legend.
Give Reign head coach Laura Harvey a mechanism for acquiring players and you can be sure she'll use it. Today, the Reign were the only active participants in the inaugural NWSL Distribution Draft, which is a new mechanism to more fairly distribute players who are no longer subsidized by their national federation.
Somehow, the Rapids may have just gotten worse. Brad Evans needs a loan. Do we finally have a working US Women's soccer league?
Reactions to the long-awaited signing of Jordan Morris poured in quickly. Here are a few notables:
This is great for the city.
Seattle goes for a promising replacement for Stephanie Cox and then three players that can be given time to develop (and heal).
Before today's draft, head coach Laura Harvey said the team would be looking more to the future with their picks, and they stuck to the plan. Other than 4th overall pick Carson Pickett — who should be expected to compete for a starting left back job — the team went for high-risk, high-reward choices.
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