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Houston Dash

Reign Report: Time to Dash Houston’s hopes once again

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It may be ‘80s night on Wednesday, but there is nothing they can do to turn back the clock.

What You'll Watch

Seattle Reign FC hit the road for a mid-week match against the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium. This is the first meeting of the season between these two clubs.

Seattle is currently second in the league with a record of 4-1-2 (14 points in seven games played; 2.

Reign FC sign Lydia Williams for 2018 season

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The Australian international had three appearances for Seattle last season.

Seattle Reign FC announced today that they have retained the services of Australian international goalkeeper Lydia Williams for the 2018 NWSL season. Williams is currently on loan to Melbourne City FC of the Australian W-League and will return to Seattle at the start of next season.

Chicago Red Stars

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.

Reign Report: Silencing the Windy City

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Important game plan: Don't let Sam Kerr get the ball.

What You'll Watch

For the first time this season, Seattle Reign FC will host back-to-back home games. This time around, they will host the Chicago Red Stars. This will be the first of three meetings this season between the two clubs. Reign FC are riding a three-game winning streak and will look to remain unbeaten at home (2-0-0).

Megan Rapinoe

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.

Jess Fishlock

Major Link Soccer: Portland weekend edition

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Prepping for a big game on short rest. Also, Jess Fishlock reaches the 100-game mark with the Reign, and Arsene Wenger gives his last interview at the helm of Arsenal.

Seattle

Fishlock is the second Reign player to reach 100 appearances for the Reign — and she's not finished being amazing.

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.

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.

Seattle Reign FC v Washington Spirit: player ratings

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Once again, late-game heroics from Jess Fishlock helped Reign FC finish the season on a positive note.

In their final game of 2017, Seattle Reign FC visited the Washington Spirit, looking to end the season on a positive note, give some depth players an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and help evaluate what the team has going forward into 2018.

Merritt Mathias wonder goal keeps Reign FC’s season alive

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Seattle remains perfect against Dash in milestone win

If Seattle Reign FC wants to play in the 2017 NWSL Playoffs, they needed to get back on the winning side of things — and they did just that tonight, posting a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash.

The match was relocated to Toyota Stadium, home of MLS side FC Dallas, because of what Hurricane Harvey did to Houston and surrounding areas.

NWSL

Seattle Reign FC, NWSL roster stability, and rebuilding

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Despite significant change this off-season, Reign FC remains one of the most stable clubs in the NWSL.

Seattle Reign FC saw significant roster turnover this off-season, losing a number of fan favorites and long-time players through trades and retirements. This led to debate online about whether and why the team was blowing up the core and rebuilding.

Michelle Betos returns to where it all began

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Five years later & the goalkeeper finally gets her wins as a Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper.

Good goalkeeping is a beautiful thing.

In the NWSL there is often not just a decline between the starting goalkeeper and the backup, but a cliff so steep even mountain goats would say "no thanks".

Christen Press To Seattle? Maybe ...

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Reign FC just might have one more blockbuster trade in them.

We're only days away from Seattle Reign FC and the rest of the NWSL kicking off the 2018 season, but Seattle might not be done making blockbuster trades.

Looking like Christen Press will end up with Seattle.

NWSL reveals Washington Spirit 2018 season & home openers

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The 2018 campaign begins with a trip west, followed by a home opener that will be broadcast nationally on Lifetime

The NWSL has revealed the home openers for the 2018 season, with the Washington Spirit opening the year with a a challenging road game against Seattle Reign FC. The Spirit will play their first home game the following weekend, hosting the Orlando Pride at the Maryland Soccerplex.

Orlando Pride

Coffee & Valkyries, Episode 3: We’re Back

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Two matches in four days, a house remodel, and a boat ride later...

If it felt like a long time between the second and third episode of "Coffee & Valkyries," well... that's because it was. The two road matches in four days for the Seattle Reign FC had us hold off recording until Friday afternoon, and by the time you're likely to be listening to this, it will be Reign FC matchday and literally hours before they take on the Orlando Pride.

Recap: Spirit get late goals to down Orlando in home opener

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Mallory Pugh and Ashley Hatch struck late to give the Spirit their first win of 2018

After 80 minutes of scoreless soccer against the Orlando Pride, the Washington Spirit scored two goals in the late stages to beat the Pride in front of a near-capacity home crowd of 4,989 fans. Mallory Pugh scored the opening goal in the 80th minute, pushing the ball between Ashlyn Harris' legs to give the Spirit their first lead of the season.

Seattle Reign FC acquire Steph Catley, Jasmyne Spencer from Orlando Pride

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Five-player deal sends Haley Kopmeyer, Carson Pickett and Christine Nairn to Orlando.

When Vlatko Andonovski was announced as the new head coach of Seattle Reign FC, fans wondered how much roster turnover there would be in the new era of Reign FC soccer. As we draw closer to training camps, Seattle is not done making moves — and their latest is another major one.

Brisbane Roar

Catching up with the Reign down under

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Eight Seattle Reign FC players are on loan in Australia; let's check in on how their seasons are going

The W-League season in Australia is entering its home stretch, with teams jockeying for position in their final few games and fighting for one of the four playoff spots before next month's Grand Final.

Your guide to the Seattle Reign FC off-season loan spells

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Who is playing some off-season soccer? Find out here.

It's that time of the year where with the NWSL regular season wrapped up, we start to hear about NWSL players doing off-season loan spells abroad. A good deal of NWSL players will be going to Australia's W-League. Since the 2014 NWSL season, we've seen news release after news release of players heading to the land down under from November to February.

Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey out, Vlatko Andonovski in as Reign FC head coach

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Laura Harvey makes one final move with Reign FC.

As first rumored this morning, Seattle Reign FC have now officially announced the departure of head coach and general manager Laura Harvey, who leaves the team after five years at the helm to pursue other opportunities. She will be replaced by former FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski, who has signed a two-year contract to serve as Reign FC head coach and executive director of Reign Academy.

Could Laura Harvey leave Reign for England national team?

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England native doesn't reject idea of replacing Mark Sampson.

No one person has become more symbolic of Seattle Reign FC than head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. The 37-year-old England native was one of owner Bill Predmore's first hires before the team's inaugural season in 2013 and has shaped the team very much in her image.

Trouble in Harveyville?

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Should Laura Harvey the GM and Laura Harvey the Head Coach break up?

There are times in soccer when the head coach and the general manager find themselves on different pages. The needs of the team in the short term, usually the head coach, and the long term, usually the general manager, sometimes fall in contrast with each other and a change is needed.

The Rest

Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC: Photos

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Seattle Reign FC continued their winning ways on Saturday with a 4-1 win against Sky Blue FC.

Seattle Reign FC Comics, Issue 1: Yael Averbuch

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Check out the first installment of this Amy Camber Comics & Reign FC collaboration.

You might be familiar with the comics of Amy Camber, because they're awesome. She designed the logo for our podcast, "Coffee & Valkyries," and now she's collaborating with Seattle Reign FC to produce a series of comics, each highlighting a player on the squad.

Valkyratings: Kawasumi bends the ball to her will

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Great offense and some questionable defending lead to a thrilling game.

The first Cascadia derby of the season saw Seattle Reign FC travel to the always hostile environment of Providence Park and emerge with full points thanks to a 3-2 victory over home side Portland Thorns FC, in a wild game that saw a lot of offensive chances and a lot of defensive breakdowns by both clubs.

Reignbow Reflections: Starting the season off right

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Saturday's home opener was fun.

After failing to win its home opener the last two seasons, and losing the previous three matches at Memorial Stadium, Seattle Reign FC started the 2018 NWSL season on a more positive note — defeating the Washington Spirit 2-1.

Megan Rapinoe and Jodie Taylor were the goal-scorers for Reign FC, but they were not the only ones creating chances.

New coach. New players. New home kit. Same Reign.

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New coach. New players. New home kit. New era.

Under the sweet, eclectic sounds that only KEXP could provide, the Seattle Reign FC held a season kickoff party for their season ticket holders on Wednesday afternoon.

Reign FC owner Bill Predmore kicked off the proceedings by highlighting the addition of University of Washington Medicine as the team's official health partner.

Rachel Corsie waived by Reign FC

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The Scottish international battled injuries during her time with Seattle, but was a stalwart in defense.

In the third move of the day for Seattle Reign FC, the club announced on Wednesday that Scottish international defender Rachel Corsie has been waived.

Corsie joined Reign FC prior to the 2015 season after one season with Notts County in the FA Women's Super League.

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.

Major Link Soccer: New York Red Bulls rout Chicago Fire

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Also: Fredy Montero scores in the playoffs, and tattoos!

Seattle

With the playoffs officially under way, a poll was conducted on "Who would you like to see host MLS Cup". So far, Seattle is leading the way.

Love them or hate them, tattoos are a big thing. Take a look at some Seattle Sounders and their tattoos.

Reign FC lose home finale to FC Kansas City

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A Shea Groom goal eliminates Reign FC from playoff contention

A win would have kept Seattle Reign FC's improbable if not impossible hopes of returning to the NWSL Playoffs alive. A win would have also been the start of a storybook send-off to a Reign FC Original. Sometimes, though, the things we hope for do not become reality — as was the cast when Seattle Reign FC fell to FC Kansas City 1-0 at Memorial Stadium in their final home match of the 2017 season.