Our friends at Sounder at Heart help us preview Boston vs Seattle.
The Boston Breakers host Seattle at Jordan Field this Saturday, fresh off a 1-0 win against Sky Blue FC. What they're looking for now is a second win in a row to really cement the feeling of turning over a new leaf. For that, they'll need to contend with the Reign, who had a victory of their own last weekend: stomping the Houston Dash 5-1.
A commanding all-around performance from the Reign means high marks across the board.
This week's Reign game was certainly entertaining for the fans, but we've seen dominant performances like this from the team in the past which have resulted in much closer scorelines. So, before getting into the individual ratings, I want to highlight the fact that the players maintained momentum even after the fantastic first two goals, when it's all too easy to relax slightly—even subconsciously—and fall into the trap that makes 2-0 "the most dangerous lead.
We're discussing the Sounders' destruction of the Galaxy and how much we should take away from it.
We here at Nos Audietis take a fair amount of pride in a measured, reasonable approach. We know that one game does not a season make and that one performance does not define a player or team. We're well aware of the importance of sample-size, which is a recurring talking point in this week's show.
Our friends at Dynamo Theory help preview Saturday's matchup.
Seattle Reign FC (0-0-1) kick off their second match of the 2017 NWSL season on Saturday, April 22. The Reign FC squad again plays at home, this time meeting the Houston Dash (1-0-0) in an evening game.
While Seattle was lucky to earn a draw against Sky Blue FC, Houston came out of the gates strong and defeated the Chicago Red Stars team 2-0 in its home opener.
Coming off a busy week with the departure of Stephanie Ochs and acquisition of Camille Levin, Houston will travel to Seattle to take on the Reign Saturday, April 22nd. The Dash made seemingly easy work of Chicago, defeating them 2-nil in a game that left many wondering if Rachel Daly will have a breakout year in the NWSL after being left off the England team for Euro 2016.
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 a new, different Reign FC team with lots of potential.
On Saturday, April 15, Seattle Reign FC kicks off the 2017 NWSL season with a home match against Sky Blue FC. Under the lights of Memorial Stadium, Laura Harvey and crew will be looking for some redemption after falling to Sky Blue in the club's opening match of the 2016 season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three things to watch in Reign FC's first road match of the season.
Seattle Reign FC (1-0-1) heads to Boston (1-1-0) for its first road match of the 2017 season. The Week 3 NWSL contest will kickoff at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, and fans can watch live via go90 (or NWSLSoccer.com if outside the U.
The USC graduate also plays for the Mexican national team.
Seattle Reign FC announced today that the club has signed Katie Johnson for the 2017 NWSL season. The forward, who has already earned caps with the Mexico women's national team, was the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.
Great news for international fans: you can stream the matches, too.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) unveiled its long-awaited 2017 broadcast schedule on Lifetime in a package that includes 22 regular-season matches, both playoff semifinal games, and the NWSL Championship game.
Seattle Reign FC will feature in four regular season matches, including a home match in August against rivals Portland Thorns FC.
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.
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.