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Seattle Reign FC

Valkyratings: Rumi Utsugi is a ball magnet

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Seattle Reign FC's long road trip continued on Saturday with a visit to the Orlando Pride, with the teams splitting the points in a 1-1 draw.

Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski continued to rotate his squad, making four changes from the lineup that started last week in North Carolina. Seattle was also bolstered thanks to the return of their Japan and Australia international players.

Rumi Utsugi stays with Reign FC for 2018

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The Japanese international is a key cog in Seattle's possession-oriented style of play.

Seattle Reign FC's week of re-signings continued today with the announcement that Japanese international midfielder Rumi Utsugi will stay with the team for the 2018 season.

Utsugi first joined Reign FC in the middle of their 2016 campaign, making seven appearances, mostly at fullback, and scoring one goal in the process.

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.

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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.

Know Thy Enemy: 3 Questions on the Seattle Reign

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We talked with Susie from Sounder at Heart to get the scoop on the Reign.

It's Week 2 of NWSL action and the Houston Dash are on the road to face the Seattle Reign. We caught up with Susie from Sounder at Heart to get her perspective on the Saturday game.

Dynamo Theory: The Seattle midfield looked vulnerable last weekend against Sky Blue.

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 sign Japanese midfielder Rumi Utsugi

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Seattle Reign FC have added Japanese midfielder/defender Rumi Utsugi, the team announced today. Utsugi will arrive in Seattle upon completion of her current contract with French side Montpellier HSC. Her first match, pending the receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC), should be against the Western New York Flash on July 9.

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NWSL shifts transfer window; here come the internationals

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FIFA has allowed the league to move the transfer window up a few weeks, expediting the Thorns' new French look.

This week the NWSL announced that it has asked FIFA for — and been granted — an adjustment of its upcoming international transfer window, which had previously been scheduled for July 4th to August 3rd, but has been moved forward to June 15th (which is today) to July 14th.