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Seattle Reign start 2018 with 2-1 victory

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The Vlatko Andonovski Era has begun.

The wait is finally over. After an offseason that saw a change of head coach and players coming in and going out at a volume not seen since the transition from the inaugural 2013 season to 2014, the 2018 Seattle Reign FC made their debut, defeating the Washington Spirit 2-1.

Seattle Reign v. Washington Spirit: Preview

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NWSL is back!

NWSL is back! On Saturday, March 24, Seattle Reign FC kicks off the season at home — facing the Washington Spirit in the first match of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 PM PT at the newly rechristened UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

The match will be streamed live on go90 (app and website) and will be available on the NWSL app and website for international viewers.

Seattle Reign trade Merritt Mathias to North Carolina Courage

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The Seattle Reign FC remain busy in the trading market, as the club announced on Wednesday that they have traded defender/forward Merritt Mathias and a natural 2019 second round draft pick to North Carolina in exchange for the Courage's natural first round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.

Mathias came to Seattle in 2015 from FC Kansas City in exchange for defender Kate Deines and two 2015 draft picks.

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.

It’s official: Laura Harvey named Salt Lake head coach

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She heads behind enemy lines for the 2018 season.

It's official: Laura Harvey will remain in the NWSL for the 2018 season, but she won't be in a Seattle Reign FC kit this time around. On Monday, Harvey was introduced as the new head coach of Utah's NWSL soccer team, which is owned by Real Salt Lake.

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.

Laura Harvey: The Architect

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She's why Seattle Reign is ready to beat the Portland Thorns.

After a disappointing 2016 season that saw one of the most talented squads fall short of the playoffs, this year's Seattle Reign FC team is pushing to reclaim their spot in the championship match. Despite losing four key starters in the offseason, Laura Harvey's squad is still in the hunt for the postseason.

Seattle Reign v. Houston Dash: Schedule, how to watch on TV, online

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It's going to be hot in Houston. Can the Reign get 3 points?

In its first of three road matches, Seattle Reign FC (2-1-3) heads down to hot and humid Texas for a match against the Houston Dash (2-4-0). The game kicks off at 1 PM PT and is the featured Lifetime Game of the Week, which means viewers can catch the game on TV or the Lifetime app.

Seattle Reign keep home undefeated streak alive in draw with Orlando

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Bev Yanez, Marta trade goals in the 1-1 draw.

After last weekend's eight-goal adventure, Memorial Stadium had a more down to earth scoreline Sunday night, as Seattle Reign FC hosted the Orlando Pride to a 1-1 draw.

Albeit it was more frustrating on Seattle's part as the bite that was in their offense last week came more in spurts this time around.

Morgan Andrews and Midge Purce named to U23 WNT for La Manga

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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.

Seattle Reign trade for Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson

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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.

Merritt Mathias re-signs with Seattle Reign

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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.

Seattle Reign sign New Zealand defender Rebekah Stott

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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.

Seattle Reign prepare for 2017 without Hope Solo

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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.

Christine Nairn returns to Seattle Reign FC

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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.

Washington Spirit vs. Seattle Reign FC: 3 Questions with Sounder at Heart

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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.

Laura Harvey: “We still have a possibility of getting into the playoffs.”

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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.

So, About This Updated Seattle Reign Roster

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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.

Nahomi Kawasumi Re-signs With Seattle Reign

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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.

Seattle Reign Play FA Cup Champions Arsenal to 1-1 Draw

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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.

Reign vs Red Stars: Running Out Of Legs

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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.

Seattle Reign fined for comments about officials in Portland Thorns match

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"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 Reign fight to physical 1-1 draw with Portland

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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.

Breakers vs Reign preview: 3 questions with Sounder at Heart

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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.

Seattle Reign waive Sweden international due to a medical issue

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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.

Reign Open Tryouts: Prospects Play, Laura Harvey Chats

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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.

Seattle Reign FC

Laura Harvey out, Vlatko Andonovski in as Reign FC head coach

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Laura Harvey makes one final move with Reign FC.

As first rumored this morning, Seattle Reign FC have now officially announced the departure of head coach and general manager Laura Harvey, who leaves the team after five years at the helm to pursue other opportunities. She will be replaced by former FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski, who has signed a two-year contract to serve as Reign FC head coach and executive director of Reign Academy.

Seattle Reign FC v Washington Spirit: player ratings

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Once again, late-game heroics from Jess Fishlock helped Reign FC finish the season on a positive note.

In their final game of 2017, Seattle Reign FC visited the Washington Spirit, looking to end the season on a positive note, give some depth players an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and help evaluate what the team has going forward into 2018.

Could Laura Harvey leave Reign for England national team?

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England native doesn't reject idea of replacing Mark Sampson.

No one person has become more symbolic of Seattle Reign FC than head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. The 37-year-old England native was one of owner Bill Predmore's first hires before the team's inaugural season in 2013 and has shaped the team very much in her image.

Trouble in Harveyville?

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Should Laura Harvey the GM and Laura Harvey the Head Coach break up?

There are times in soccer when the head coach and the general manager find themselves on different pages. The needs of the team in the short term, usually the head coach, and the long term, usually the general manager, sometimes fall in contrast with each other and a change is needed.

Reign FC play Boston Breakers to a 1-1 draw

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A flat performance puts a damper on Laura Harvey's milestone.

The night started off festive as the Seattle Reign FC celebrated head coach and general manager Laura Harvey coaching in her 100th NWSL regular season match. Unfortunately the night did not end with a celebratory spirit as the Reign FC and Boston Breakers played to a 1-1 draw.

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 Original: Lauren Barnes

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The anchor. The co-captain. The Defender of the Year.

In the second installment of talking with the Seattle Reign FC players that were there in 2013 and are back for the 2017 season, I had a chat with defender Lauren Barnes at their season kickoff party a couple of weeks ago about her journey that started with a phone call with a lot of numbers.

Your 2017 Seattle Reign FC Season Preview

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Laura Harvey & gang are seeking redemption.

The Seattle Reign FC are looking to redeem themselves after a disappointing 2016. Last season had injuries, an unusual to say the least off the field situation involving a national team, and a league game played on a mutant, barely-regulation field.

Rapinoe: Spirit anthem decision, statement "incredibly distasteful"

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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.

The Rest

Falling in love with the Reign again

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Sometimes it takes new faces to make you fall back in love with an old team.

When I started watching the NWSL, I didn't pick a team to follow right away. I wanted to take my time, look at the styles and what each team offered. I thought about Portland, about Kansas City, about Chicago. I watched the games in the wake of finding out about this league from the 2015 Women's World Cup and I found something that made me smile.

Major Link Soccer: FIFA News Dump Edition

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In a continuing trend, more investigations into World Cup bids have begun amid continued higher-up resignations.


The common thought is that Seattle will use their targeted allocation money to pay down Ozzie's salary for another DP player, which Matt Doyle believes will go towards a scoring winger in July.

Laura Harvey, Jess Fishlock reflect on Seattle Reign FC’s tough fourth season

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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.

Laura Harvey: “You saw the true Seattle Reign tonight.”

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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.

Reign Acquire Veronica Perez, Romano Rights in Distribution Draft

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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.