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Seattle Reign FC

Valkyratings: The Megan Rapinoe show is back

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Seattle runs rampant over the basement dwellers.

After what felt like an eternity on the road, Seattle Reign FC returned home on Saturday night to host Sky Blue FC in the "Games in Hand" derby. Seattle romped to a 4-1 victory thanks in large part to the return of Megan Rapinoe and her brace.

Reign FC close road trip with 1-0 loss to North Carolina Courage

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Vlatko uses squad depth, forced to make another unplanned sub.

A quick turnaround from Sunday in New Jersey saw the Seattle Reign FC back in action tonight, taking on the North Carolina Courage in Cary, North Carolina. While the weather was far nicer than the monsoon in Piscataway, the result on the field was the opposite as they lost, 1-0 courtesy of a Jessica McDonald goal in the 70th minute.

Reign survive New Jersey downpour, beat Sky Blue FC 1-0

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A soccer game broke out in a monsoon.

After a three week break, Seattle Reign FC resumed league play with a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC in Piscataway, New Jersey. The lone goal came from Megan Rapinoe, who converted a penalty in the sixth minute.

The match won't likely be included in any season highlight reel as the weather was the absolute pits.

Monday Freedom Kicks: United and Spirit lose, Brazil outlasts Russia, and more

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Happy Monday folks. Because of my trip to North Carolina for the United States-Paraguay friendly, I'm rocking Monday this week. Thanks to Ryan, who was gracious enough to help me by switching Freedom Kicks this week. Now, let's kickstart the week with the news from the weekend:

D.C. United outclassed as Columbus Crew roll to 3-1 victory | Black & Red United

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Get To Know More Reign FC Players

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Find out what Seattle needs to do to start the season with a win.

We are just one more night of sleep away from the Seattle Reign FC kicking off the 2018 season and after the club invited season-ticket holders to KEXP studios on Wednesday night for a season kickoff party, fans are ready to make some noise on Saturday.

Megan Rapinoe called up for U.S. January camp

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Rapinoe and Rachel Corsie will represent their countries in January friendlies

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe is coming off her most productive NWSL season, where she scored 12 goals in 18 matches and was a finalist for the NWSL MVP Award. She will start the 2018 season on a strong note, as Rapinoe was one of 26 players selected by Jill Ellis for the U.

USA v. Canada: Schedule, lineups, how to watch on TV, online

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Megan Rapinoe travels up the I-5 Corridor to B.C. Place.

On Thursday, November 9, Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team travels up the I-5 corridor for a match against their CONCACAF rivals, Canada. The match is the first of two against Canada and will air on ESPN2.

Seattle Reign FC v Orlando Pride: player ratings

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Some patented late-game Fishlock magic salvaged a point.

For the second week in a row, Seattle Reign FC faced an opponent dealing with the impacts of a hurricane. In this case rather than changing the match location, it was decided that they would face the Orlando Pride two days early, since fortuitously they had traveled directly to Orlando after their match against Houston in Dallas.

Seattle Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe out five weeks

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The league leader in goals could possibly be back for the final two regular season games.

Just two days before Seattle Reign FC take on the North Carolina Courage, the club announced that forward Megan Rapinoe will be out at least five weeks. Rapinoe underwent arthroscopic surgery on her left knee sometime this week at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Seattle Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC: player ratings

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Megan Rapinoe saves the day again in a wild 9-goal game.

On Saturday evening, Seattle Reign FC met Sky Blue FC at Memorial Stadium for the second time this season, and once again the game was a nail-biter, with Seattle holding on to win 5-4 after giving up four straight goals to let Sky Blue back into what was shaping up to be another Seattle rout.

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.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Sports betting is now legal

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Well, federally legal. States will still have to decide on their own. Wayne Rooney should be coming soon, maybe you can bet on that.

Seattle

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It was a really really good celebration.

Major Link Soccer: Greek Super League matches suspended

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Greece's top league is suspended indefinitely and Southampton fires their manager.

Seattle

This article is largely about Sherman's contract but they do touch on some conversations with Megan Rapinoe. Inside the Richard Sherman-49ers Contract Negotations | SI.com

MLS

The former Sounders playoff striker and Revolution legend is returning to Grenada to coach.

Seattle Reign

Portland Thorns at Utah Royals: Preview, How to Watch, Match Thread [12:30]

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The Thorns return home to go up against their Cascadia rivals the Seattle Reign in the Lifetime Game of the Week. Despite a few absences remaining, the Thorns are approaching full health, filling their bench for the first time all season last week. Tobin Heath may make her first start of the season.

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.

Five Seattle Reign players report for international duty

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Captain Corsie has a nice ring to it ...

The NWSL is taking a rest this week to honor a FIFA international break, which is good news for Seattle Reign FC, as five players have been called up to report for their respective national teams: Jess Fishlock, Rachel Corsie, Megan Rapinoe, Rebekah Stott, and Lydia Williams.

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

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Can Megan Rapinoe continue her incredible form?

NWSL soccer is back! After taking a week off for the FIFA international break, Seattle Reign FC (6-3-6) is back in action on Saturday, August 5. The squad returns to Cary, North Carolina, for its second match against the North Carolina Courage (9-5-0) this season.

Megan Rapinoe, Rumi Utsugi named to Tournament of Nation rosters

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The two Seattle Reign players will suit up for the U.S. and Japan.

During the FIFA international break, four women's national teams will head to the West Coast for a three-match Tournament of Nations: Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Two Seattle Reign FC players — Megan Rapinoe and Rumi Utsugi — have been called up for this tournament.

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.

Seattle Reign recap: Pinoe-powered goals take down Portland

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Megan Rapinoe played on another level against the Portland Thorns.

SEATTLE — It is often a bit of a sports cliche to say that a player "took over the match," but that is exactly what Megan Rapinoe did for Seattle Reign FC on Saturday evening. Facing the Portland Thorns — in the team's third match in seven days — Rapinoe's two goals and relentless pressure earned a critical 2-0 victory for Seattle.

U.S. Women's National Team

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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As the U.S. Women's National Team and Mexico scored eight goals between them, Megan Rapinoe stood out amongst the rest, as she was directly involved in five of them.

The midfielder assisted four of her team's goals, getting close to Tiffeny Milbrett's record of five in one match. She got started early, assisting Mallory Pugh's second minute goal, and frequently helped out her teammates on the day.

Morgan, Pugh score as USWNT beats Mexico 4-1

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The U.S. Women's National Team continued their undefeated start to 2018, beating regional rivals Mexico 4-1 at EverBank Field on Thursday.

The U.S. got on the boardearly, as Mallory Pugh scored after six minutes. The play involved the front three, and started with Alex Morgan's weighted ball to Megan Rapinoe in the box.

USWNT 1, England 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team are once again the winners of the SheBelieves Cup, beating England, 1-0, on Wednesday to claim the title.

The U.S. dominated possession for a majority of the match, though struggled to find a goal until a cross from Megan Rapinoe deflected off of England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley in the 58th minute.

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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It was a return to strong form for Mallory Pugh, who managed once again to dominate as the U.S. Women's National Team beat England 1-0 in the final match of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.

The teenager did not get on the scoresheet, but it was not for lack of trying. Pugh won the ball frequently, and made impressive runs into the box either in an attempt to score herself or assist her teammates.

USWNT Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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On a day when the U.S. Women's National Team came up against a tough Germany side, the young Mallory Pugh stood out.

Playing on the right side of a front three, Pugh was incredibly active as the U.S. dominated the match. She was dangerous throughout the 90 minutes, showing simple and fancy skills along the way.

USWNT takes down Germany to open SheBelieves Cup

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The U.S. Women's National Team opened up the 2018 SheBelieves Cup on a high note, recording a 1-0 victory over Germany on Thursday at MAPFRE Stadium.

Megan Rapinoe was the game's only scorer, tallying after seventeen minutes. A long ball ended up at the feet of Rapinoe after she dashed for it, and she quickly shot from an angle.

Morgan, Rapinoe, Horan headline candidates for U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

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U.S. Soccer announced five finalists for the 2017 Female Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Headlining the field is the U.S. Women's National Team's leading scorer of the year, Alex Morgan. She scored seven goals for her country while also helping Olympique Lyonnais win their League, the League Cup, and the UEFA Women's Champions League, becoming only the third American to win the highest club competition in European women's football.

USWNT stars shine in year-ending win against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team ended 2017 on a high, collecting a 3-1 victory in its final match of the year, against rivals Canada on Sunday at Avaya Stadium.

Julie Ertz opened the scoring just 11 minutes into the match. As has been the case for all of her 14 international goals, she scored from a set piece, easily heading in Megan Rapinoe's corner at the near post.

SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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Many players put in strong performances in the U.S. Women's National Team's final match of the year, but Megan Rapinoe stood out the most.

The veteran capped off one of the better years of her career with a match that saw her play a crucial role in two of the three U.S. goals in Sunday's 3-1 win against Canada.

Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe leads USWNT to victory over South Korea

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Led by several veterans, the U.S. Women's National Team put together an impressive effort on Thursday night.

The USWNT recorded yet another victory, this time beating South Korea, 3-1, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday.

The reigning world champions got their scoring started after 23 minutes, with Julie Ertz scoring off a header.

Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, Leroux among nine NWSL players to protest National Anthem

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Sunday's National Anthem protests were not limited to NFL players.

The NWSL saw a host of players stay in the locker room during the anthem before Sunday's match between the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City.

A few missing starters on the field for the national anthem.

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Preview + TV/Streaming info: USWNT vs. Mexico, round 2

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Can the U.S. defense start to follow the lead of the attack?

If you start from the front, the USWNT's win last week over Mexico was good. Mallory Pugh keeps slicing up defenses, Alex Morgan keeps scoring all sorts of goals, and Megan Rapinoe looks creative as ever. It's just that things get rockier the further back you go, with the midfield unable to get pressure around the ball whenever Mexico tried to counter giving way to some hesitant defending and confused goalkeeping.

Common Goal: Charlie Daniels And Alfie Mawson Become First English Players To Sign Up To Juan Mata’s Charity Campaign

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Juan Mata's Common Goal charity campaign has two new Premier League-based pledges in Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Alfie Mawson of Swansea.

Daniels and Mawson are the first two English players to join the Common Goal cause, which will see them each donate 1% of their annual salary to organisations supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children across the world.

Giorgio Chiellini Becomes Latest Footballer To Pledge 1% Of Salary To Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity Campaign

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Giorgio Chiellini has become the latest footballer to pledge 1% of his salary to charity as part of Juan Mata's admirable Common Goal campaign.

Mata launched the drive at the beginning of August with the aim of supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children the world over.

USA v. Brazil, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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After a shocking loss to Australia in Seattle, the US needs a win over Brazil to stay alive in their own tournament.

Last week in the Tournament of Nations opener in Seattle, head coach Jill Ellis sent out a B-team that — outside of Megan Rapinoe, who was her usual creative and dangerous self playing in front of her home crowd — looked uninspired and toothless against a game Australia side.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: US Women play Mexico tonight, expect domination

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Also: MoPop is opening a Marvel exhibit, the Seattle injury bug spreads to former players, and Liverpool go up big

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Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe voted March Player of the Month

This list includes Sounders Academy great Marlon Vargas.

USWNT v. France: Gamethread

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Megan Rapinoe gets the start again for the U.S.

After a 1-0 victory against Germany, made possible thanks to a Megan Rapinoe goal, the United States continues its SheBelieves Cup play against France on Sunday. The match kicks off at 9:00 AM PT on ESPN2.

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe earns the start again for the USWNT, while fellow Reign FC teammate Allie Long is available off the bench.

USA v. Denmark: Game time, TV schedule, how to watch online

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Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long could appear in the first USWNT match of 2018.

After a two-week training camp, the United States Women's National Team kicks off 2018 with a match against Denmark, a country that made it to the UEFA Euro final in 2017 — beating teams like Germany and Norway in the process.

Major Link Soccer: The USMNT prepares for Panama

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Can Clint Dempsey be the difference-maker again? Will the World Cup 2022 really be in Qatar? Also, Raleigh's stadium plans take a hit.

Seattle

At the espnW Women + Sports summit, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird both addressed attendees, with Rapinoe wondering why the NWSL and the Reign in particular struggle to attract large numbers when the WNT has such a strong following.

USA v. Australia, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch USWNT online

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It's a doubleheader at CenturyLink Field tonight, with four powerhouse teams in women's soccer.

On Thursday evening, fans will gather at CenturyLink Field to watch four powerhouse teams in women's international soccer face off in the inaugural Tournament of Nations. The doubleheader will begin with a match between Brazil and Japan at 4:15 PM PT, and conclude with the U.