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July 12, 2016

Time for Change

Last year, on the eve of the NWSL championship—that’s the National Women’s Soccer League, our professional league—I wrote a post about the conditions we were working under in an effort to show people just how much the players in the NWSL give and give up to support and build this league.  I didn’t run it…

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June 20, 2016

Seattle’s Unbeaten Streak Hits Four

The Seattle Reign’s unbeaten streak hit four Sunday after its match with Sky Blue FC ended in a 0-0 draw. Hope Solo was named Player of the Match after racking up four outstanding saves in front of 1,547 spectators at Yurcak Field. Defense was strong on both sides throughout the match. In the other net, goalkeeper…

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May 27, 2016

Reign Play FA Cup Champs Arsenal to 1-1 Draw

Hope Solo and the Seattle Reign played host to the Arsenal Ladies FC on Thursday night, playing to a 1-1 draw in a rare midweek tune-up. More than 4,000 fans were on hand at Memorial Stadium to watch the first ever match between teams from the NWSL and the FA WSL, and head coach Laura…

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May 16, 2016

With Heavy Hearts, Hope & Reign Draw vs. Portland

Hope Solo suited up for the Seattle Reign with a heavy heart on Saturday. Hope’s beloved grandma Alice passed away on Thursday. The Seattle Reign and USWNT goalkeeper honored her No. 1 fan on social media on Thursday, and the Reign FC and their faithful fans did the same ahead of Saturday’s match against the Portland Thorns. For…

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May 9, 2016

Reign Fall in Orlando Despite Hope’s Stellar Saves

On Sunday night in Orlando, Hope Solo made some phenomenal saves to give her team a chance to win their third straight team, but in the end, the Seattle Reign didn’t have enough to hold off the Orlando Pride. Hope rose to the challenge of an attacking Orlando squad, making multiple highlight reel stops in…

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April 25, 2016

Reign Bounce Back, Blank Breakers

It didn’t take long for Hope Solo and the Seattle Reign to regain their championship form. After a disappointing outing in their season opener at home last week the Reign went on the road and found their groove. Hope made three saves, including one in stoppage time to preserve her clean sheet, in a decisive 3-0 victory for…

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March 28, 2016

Hope Earns Shutout As Reign Win Preseason Opener

The Seattle Reign began a stretch of three exhibition games in seven days in Portland on Sunday night as they took on the host Thorns, and in her first NWSL action since late last year, Hope Solo was up to the challenge. No. 1 kept the net covered and the sheet clean as the Reign…

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March 24, 2016

Reign Return Eyeing Elusive NWSL Championship

Hope Solo and the two-time defending National Women’s Soccer League regular-season champion Seattle Reign begin their 2016 campaign with a preseason friendly on Sunday—kicking off their continued quest for an elusive NWSL championship. Seattle’s 2016 schedule begins in fitting fashion, as Reign FC will head one state south to take on their arch-rival the Portland Thorns in the…

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September 14, 2015

Shutout Sends Seattle to NWSL Championship

On Sunday night in Seattle, Hope Solo and the Seattle Reign FC earned exactly what they’ve been focused on all season: another shot at the National Women’s Soccer League championship. Hope and the Reign came through with a brilliant shutout victory, dominating the Washington Spirit 3-0 in the NWSL semifinal match on Moda Pitch at Memorial…

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September 8, 2015

Reign Close Regular Season With Win Over Washington

The NWSL Shield winning Seattle Reign FC closed the regular season in style on Saturday night, with a win that will allow them to carry some major momentum into the postseason. Hope Solo logged two saves and the Reign notched a 2-1 road victory over the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex to finish the regular season…