She'll return to the Reign in time for the season opener.
Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe is back with the US Women's national team. Jill Ellis called in Rapinoe for a pair of friendlies against Russia on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.
Seattle Reign star gets a 91 and a five-star weak foot.
For a second straight year, women players are being included in EA Sports' FIFA and once again Megan Rapinoe has been rated as the second best women's player overall. Rapinoe actually got a one-point bump from last year's game, earning herself a 91.
Two lightning delays and anthem controversy will be remembered more than the result, which nearly killed off the Reign's postseason chances.
On a night that will be remembered more for what happened off the field — where the Washington Spirit owner chose to sneakily reschedule the anthem rather than let Megan Rapinoe kneel in protest during it — on the field the Seattle Reign fell short in what was effectively a must-win match, losing 1-2 on the road to the league leading Spirit.
United States' preparation for the Olympics continues and calls upon a Seattle Reign duo.
Today, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis announced her roster for their July 9 match against South Africa. As expected, Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo and midfielder Megan Rapinoe were included in the call-up as Ellis uses this match, as well as the July 22 match against Costa Rica, to determine who she will take to the Rio Olympics.
But the best-case scenario is that she plays in five regular-season Reign matches.
Megan Rapinoe is well on her to returning to competitive play. Unfortunately for Seattle Reign fans, it likely won't be before she leaves to join the United States women's national team ahead of the Summer Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the heels of an historic broadcast deal with A+E Networks, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced on Tuesday the 2017 home openers for all 10 teams. Seattle Reign FC will, for the second year in a row, face off against Sky Blue FC in its first home match of the season.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NWSL released a preliminary list of 148 players eligible for the 2017 NWSL College Draft. The draft will be held on January 12 at 3pm Eastern. The Washington Spirit hold the 19th, 29th, and 36th overall spots in the draft.
The Spirit suffered several critical losses this year which makes the draft a priority for the club.
A look back on a very eventful NWSL season for the Spirit
It's been a tumultuous year for the Washington Spirit who posted a franchise-best regular season record in addition to advancing to the NWSL final. Yet the offseason hasn't been as kind, with Washington losing several key players in trades and even more to injury.
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.
Another popular local player is out the door for the Spirit
The Washington Spirit have traded Christine Nairn to the Seattle Reign for midfielder Havana Solaun and three draft picks, including the #3 and #36 overall picks in the 2017 NWSL draft. It's another leadership loss for the Spirit, coming shortly after the trade that saw Ali Krieger moved to the Orlando Pride.
The Spirit could clinch the NWSL Shield tonight in its second game against Seattle this week
After the drama of Wednesday night's Spirit vs. Reign game, tonight's game seems calm even though there's an NWSL Shield at stake for the Washington Spirit while Seattle Reign FC face elimination from playoff contention.
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.
The Spirit disagree with owner Bill Lynch's decision to play the national anthem early
The Washington Spirit players collectively released a statement disagreeing with Spirit owner Bill Lynch's decision to play the anthem with both teams in the locker rooms. Lynch's decision denied Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe the opportunity to kneel during the anthem, a gesture planned in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Yanez will enter her third season as a member of the Reign in 2017.
Beverly Yanez has re-signed with the Seattle Reign for the 2017 NWSL season. Yanez has been a member of the Reign since 2015 after completing a loan spell with the club in 2014. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal we not disclosed.
Seattle is out of the playoffs, but can still finish the season on a high note.
Tonight, the players for Seattle Reign FC lace up their boots one last time for the year. There are no playoffs to prepare for, as Western New York destroyed the Boston Breakers last night—eliminating Seattle from playoff contention.
It's game three of the four-game series against the Flash and Boston is poised to act as playoff spoiler
When teams are eliminated from playoff contention, many times what's left for them to do is act as a spoiler for other teams. That's the position the Boston Breakers find themselves in now, with two games left to play of a four-game series against the WNY Flash and the Flash at #4 on the table and the Seattle Reign four points behind them.
Finding out who is the new Reign goalkeeper resulted in discovering a powerful, must-watch video.
It began with a question from a friend asking me today what I knew of the new Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel. When the trade between the Washington Spirit and Reign FC was announced that sent Havana Solaun to Washington in exchange for the Christine Nairn, Schiffel's NWSL rights were included in the trade.
The Welsh midfielder has a chance to win a championship with a new title: head coach
Seattle Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock is no stranger to winning. The 30-year-old has earned a laundry list of team trophies over the years: two consecutive Eredivisie championships, two W-League regular season and championship titles, Scottish Women's Premier League and Scottish Women's Cup titles, and two consecutive NWSL Shields with Reign FC.
Seattle has the 6th pick in a deep NWSL college draft.
The 2017 NWSL Draft is just days away, and more than 160 players are eligible for selection into one of the most competitive women's soccer leagues in the world. After acquiring defender Carson Pickett in the first round of last year's draft, Seattle Reign FC has an opportunity to find another solid contributor its lineup this time around.
Jill Ellis brought in 11 uncapped players for two matches against Switzerland.
Following the team's early exit from the 2016 Olympics Games, U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis is making good on her promise of testing out new talent — bringing in 11 uncapped players for the next two matches against Switzerland on Oct.