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Seattle Reign FC and Chicago Red Stars play to a scoreless draw

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Defense and goalkeepers take the spotlight in Memorial Stadium.

On a rainy and muggy Saturday night, Seattle Reign FC hosted the Chicago Red Stars, and while both sides featured some of the most dangerous scorers in the world, defense and unshakable goalkeeping took the spotlight as the encounter ended in a scoreless draw.

Jess Fishlock does it again

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The Welsh midfielder scored a trademark Fishlock goal, sending Melbourne City to its third straight W-League Final

Over the weekend, the four best teams in Australia's W-League faced off in the playoff semifinals. In the scorching heat, Melbourne City FC — current home to Seattle Reign FC players Jess Fishlock, Lauren Barnes, Larissa Crummer, Lydia Williams, Steph Catley, and Jodie Taylor — faced off against the top-ranked Brisbane Roar.

Major Link Soccer: Wesley Sneijder next big name linked to LAFC

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Derlis Gonzalez rumors and Round of 16 US Open Cup results.


You've been wanting transfer rumors, and Derlis Gonzalez's name has popped up again. It looks like he is on the move, and the Sounders seem to be a plausible destination.

Last week, Seattle Reign FC's Lauren Barnes spoke to 2 Up Front about the 2017 season, and her overall career in Seattle.

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.

Seattle Reign

Vote now: 2017 Seattle Reign Awards

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Help our Ride of the Valkyries staff pick MVP and other team awards.

While they didn't make the playoffs for the second year in a row, and said goodbye to the only coach they've known in the offseason, Seattle Reign FC players left us with a lot of great memories this season: beautiful goals, triumphant returns from injuries, record-breaking matches, and so much more.

Portland Thorns at Seattle Reign: How to Watch, Match Thread [7:30]

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The Portland Thorns take on the Seattle Reign tonight for the second of three matchups between the two teams this season. Both teams are playing their third game this week, with the Reign having been at home all week; they came away with a win against Chicago on Wednesday, thanks to a pair of penalty kicks, and a draw against Kansas City the previous Saturday, playing almost the entire match with 10 women after Lauren Barnes earned a straight red in the fourth minute.

Seattle Reign v. Chicago Red Stars: Three Questions

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Hot Time in Old Town previews a red-hot Red Stars side.

Seattle Reign FC has a tough mid-week match on their hands, as the squad hosts a Chicago Red Stars team with a seven-game unbeaten run on the line. The match kicks off Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM PT, and will stream on the go90 app, the go90 website, and NWSLSoccer.

Gamethread: Melbourne City vs. Perth Glory

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Four Seattle Reign players will suit up for the City W-League Grand Final.

This Sunday morning at 12:30 a.m. PT, four Seattle Reign players will be playing in the W-League Grand Final in Australia. A Jess Fishlock goal in the 107th minute helped Melbourne City FC advance to its second straight championship match.

Seattle Reign announce preseason schedule

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The team will take on UW and UCLA in April.

Seattle Reign FC's preseason still feels miles away, but at least fans now know what to expect before the 2017 season kicks off. Seattle Reign FC's preseason will feature two exhibition matches against UCLA and the University of Washington in early April.

Seattle Reign sign Australian forward Larissa Crummer

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The 21-year-old was the Golden Boot award winner in the 2016 W-League

Seattle Reign FC announced today the signing of Australian international forward Larissa Crummer, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). With Crummer's signing, Seattle now has filled all of its five international roster spots.

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.

Lauren Barnes voted NWSL Defender of the Year

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She's the first player other than Becky Sauerbrunn to win the award.

The NWSL announced today that Seattle Reign FC's Lauren Barnes was voted by fans, club officials, players, and the media as the 2016 NWSL Defender of the Year. This is the first time somebody not named Becky Sauerbrunn has won the award.

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.

Golden chances go begging in Reign's scoreless draw

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Seattle once again held defensively stout but failed to find the net, as the offense that ruled the NWSL roost for two years still can't get into gear

The Seattle Reign leave New Jersey with a road point in hand, thanks to a scoreless draw this afternoon against Sky Blue. Despite the lack of goals, there was no lack of chances.

Reign Close Out Preseason With 4-1 Win Over UW

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It was a coming out party for the Reign's newest international player in front of a big crowd at the first match at Memorial in 2016.

In their final match of the preseason, the Seattle Reign hosted the Washington Huskies on a perfect, sunny evening at Memorial Stadium in front of 3,633 supporters.

Reign start strong with preseason win over Portland

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Goals from Havana Solaun and Jess Fishlock power the Reign to a 2-0 victory in the team's first preseason match.

It took them awhile to find their footing, but two goals in two minutes gave the Seattle Reign a 2-0 win over Portland Thorns FC.

Both teams started what is expected to be their preferred Starting XI on Day 1.

Lauren Barnes named to USWNT roster for She Believes Cup

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Barnes joins Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo on the 22-player roster that will play against England, France, and Germany.

The U.S. Women's National Team announced today that Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo and defender Lauren Barnes were named to the roster for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup.

Your 2015 Reign Newcomer of the Year

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The Reign had a host of new talent in 2015. One Scottish defender rose to the top of our list.

In this horrifically long offseason, Ride of the Valkyries has been slowly unveiling the results from our Seattle Reign team awards. Lauren Barnes won Defender of the Year, while Kim Little was named Offensive Player of the Year.

Your 2015 Reign Defender of the Year

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Lauren Barnes was the leader of a Reign backline that had the second-best goals against average in the NWSL. For that, and many other reasons, she's your Reign Defender of the Year.

After the NWSL season ended in heartbreaking fashion, we asked you to help us celebrate the fantastic Seattle Reign FC season that came before the NWSL Final by honoring some of the best Reign players this year.


Where the Indys have landed

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This time last year, the Philadelphia Independence were entering the end of preseason training. Now, players from the 2011 team—as well as new players who were announced or rumored to be joining the club before the 2012 WPS season was cancelled—are spread all over Europe and the US.

Marfan to train with Sunderland? Additional troubles for WPS. More news.

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Philadelphia Union

Tweet from SBI: "I'm told Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan will be heading to England for a training stint with Premier League side Sunderland." As of this writing, we are waiting for confirmation from the Union about this report.

Philadelphia Independence 2 – 1 Sky Blue FC

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A stoppage time goal from Lianne Sanderson kept the Independence in the race for a first place finish in WPS on Sunday night at Widener University. Tasha Kai gave Philly the lead on 17 minutes with a wonderful strike from distance only to see her opener cancelled out seven minutes later by an Eniola Aluko goal.

The Rest

Ohai deserves opportunity with USWNT

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While Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian are set to represent the U.S. in this month's Olympic Qualifying in Texas, where does Kealia Ohai fit in the U.S. player pool?

Last Monday, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis announced the 20-player roster for February's CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Your 2015 Reign Offensive Player of the Year

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After a 'little' holiday hiatus, we return to bring you the results of our site Player of the Year voting. This time, it's the players who put the biscuit in the basket.

In the ancient time of yore that was the year 2015, we asked our community to vote for the Reign players of the year. Previously, we wrote that Lauren Barnes was our Defensive Player of the Year.

Reign Retain Core: Seven Re-signed, Including Little and Fishlock

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Seattle keeps hold of the majority of the starting lineup that won two NWSL Shields.

The Reign have announced the re-signing of seven players for the 2016 season, successfully maintaining the core of the team that won consecutive NWSL Shields in 2014 and 2015 and advanced to consecutive finals.

Califf, Nowak put it behind them. Dealing with Williams call-up, more

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Philadelphia Union

Danny Califf and Peter Nowak were at Wednesday's press conference to put the Califf Controversy to bed.

Said Califf, "We had a good talk yesterday. I think we resolved some issues, so I think things are going to be much better going forward.