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Final
Sat, May 12

Sky Blue FCNJ

1‑17‑6 , 0‑8‑4 Away

1

UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium

Seattle

Attendance: 3,607

Rapinoe’s brace leads the Reign over Sky Blue 4-1

Rapinoe, Taylor and Long all scored for the Reign

Seattle Reign's Megan Rapinoe has four goals this season. (Photo credit: isisphotos.com)

A brace from Megan Rapinoe led Seattle Reign FC over Sky Blue FC 4-1 on Saturday night at UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Jodie Taylor and Allie Long also chipped in a goal on the night for the Reign, while Sky Blue FC rookie midfielder Savannah McCaskill got one back for the visitors.

Taylor’s finish, her third of the year, came in just the fifth minute of play. Rapinoe doubled the lead for the Reign in the 38th minute and then put her stamp on it in the 60th minute, her fourth goal of the year. McCaskill got her side on the board when she scored in the 62nd minute, her second goal of the season. Long sealed the game in the 84th minute when she tapped one away to improve the Reign to 4-1-1 on the year. Sky Blue FC is still winless this season and sit at the bottom of the standings at 0-4-1.

The Reign didn’t waste any time on Saturday night when Steph Catley served a ball across the box. Taylor was crashing the net and hit it one-time in for the early go-ahead goal.

The Reign dominated possession in the first half with 57.3% to Sky Blue’s 42.7%. The Reign also held the advantage in shots with 15 and four on target to Sky Blue’s three shots and just one on target. The Reign started goalkeeper Lydia Williams in net for the first time all season and the Australian international finished the game with four saves.

Sky Blue’s best look in the first half was sparked by forward Katie Johnson. Johnson scored a brace for Sky Blue in Week 6 and was dangerous in the final third at the 15th minute before Williams was able to come up with the save.

In the 38th minute Rapinoe doubled the Reign’s lead off of a technical finish from the top of the box.

Rapinoe finished the match with seven shots off and three on goal. This was Rapinoe’s first game back after missing the Reign’s last three matches with a hamstring injury.

The Reign rolled into the break up 2-0.

The second-half continued to be controlled by Seattle. Long was steady in the midfield keeping the lines connected and making sure Sky Blue didn’t get any breaks into Johnson or McCaskill who were both looking to press the Reign’s backline.

Eventually it was the Reign and Rapinoe who dictated the second-half narration.

Reign midfielder Nahomi Kawasumi played Rapinoe a through ball down the left flank and Rapinoe cut the ball inside and finished it far post for a brace in the 60th minute.

Just two minutes later, McCaskill, the only player on Sky Blue besides Johnson who has scored this season, responded. Carli Lloyd combined with McCaskill and the rookie chipped Williams to put her team on the board.

Sky Blue had a couple more chances from McCaskill to narrow the scoreline, but it was Seattle’s Long who sealed the game in the 84th minute. Rumi Utsugi crossed one in and it hit off the far post and Long was just in front to tap it in.

Long finished the match with a team-high 76 touches. Utsugi scored her first goal of the season in Week 6 which was the eventual game-winner for the Reign over Portland Thorns FC in the Cascadia rivalry thriller.

To make even more special for the Reign, long-time midfielder Jess Fishlock was recognized for her 100 appearances with the club.

The Reign will next host the Chicago Red Stars for a Week 8 match-up on Saturday, May 19 and Sky Blue FC will host the North Carolina Courage.

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
6

Allie Long

Midfielder
  84'
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
  85'
15

Megan Rapinoe

Striker
  65'   38', 60'
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  88'   5'
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Striker
  75'

substitutes

11

Elizabeth Addo

Substitute
  85'
12

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
3

Lauren Barnes

Substitute
18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
  75'
21

Christen Westphal

Substitute
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  65'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
  89'
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
  20'
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
12

Janine Beckie

Midfielder
  74'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
  61'
10

Carli Lloyd

Midfielder
6

Shea Groom

Striker
14

Katlyn Johnson

Striker
21

Savannah McCaskill

Striker
  62'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  89'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  61'
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
5

Thaisa Moreno

Substitute
  74'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 4, Sky Blue 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 4, Sky Blue 1.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross following a corner.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Jennifer Hoy.

90'

FREE KICK WON

Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thaisa (Sky Blue).

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Thaisa (Sky Blue) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a cross following a set piece situation.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Mandy Freeman.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88'

YELLOW CARD

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

88'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Lydia Williams.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a cross.

87'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Thaisa tries a through ball, but Carli Lloyd is caught offside.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

86'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

86'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Elizabeth Addo replaces Jessica Fishlock.

84'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 4, Sky Blue 1. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer replaces Nahomi Kawasumi.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Thaisa replaces Janine Beckie.

72'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71'

START DELAY

Delay in match Allie Long (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

71'

START DELAY

Delay in match Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

67'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Megan Rapinoe.

65'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Oyster tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

62'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 3, Sky Blue 1. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Sarah Killion.

60'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 3, Sky Blue 0. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

58'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Mandy Freeman tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

58'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

54'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Shea Groom.

53'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

52'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

45'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe with a headed pass.

43'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rumi Utsugi tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign).

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristen McNabb.

38'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 2, Sky Blue 0. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephanie Catley.

25'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

22'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20'

YELLOW CARD

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20'

START DELAY

Delay in match Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

19'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rumi Utsugi tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

15'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

15'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

11'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.

5'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, Sky Blue 0. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

5'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Megan Oyster.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
61
Rodriguez 11
Killion 16
65
Yanez 17
Rapinoe 15
74
Moreno 5
Beckie 12
75
Spencer 22
Kawasumi 9
85
Addo 11
Fishlock 10
89
Hoy 7
Freeman 22
5
goal

Jodie Taylor 14

Assisted by: Steph Catley 7

38
goal

Megan Rapinoe 15

60
goal

Megan Rapinoe 15

Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi 9

62
goal

Savannah McCaskill 21

Assisted by: Carli Lloyd 10

84
goal

Allie Long 6

20
yellow card

Erica Skroski 8

88
yellow card

Jodie Taylor 14

NJ

Goals & Assists

5′ Seattle Reign FC
Jodie Taylor
Assisted by: Steph Catley
38′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe
60′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe
Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi
62′ Sky Blue FC
Savannah McCaskill
Assisted by: Carli Lloyd
84′ Seattle Reign FC
Allie Long

Disciplinary

20′ Sky Blue FC
Erica Skroski
88′ Seattle Reign FC
Jodie Taylor

Substitutions

61′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Sarah Killion
65′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Megan Rapinoe
74′ Sky Blue FC
  Thaisa Moreno
  Janine Beckie
75′ Seattle Reign FC
  Jasmyne Spencer
  Nahomi Kawasumi
85′ Seattle Reign FC
  Elizabeth Addo
  Jessica Fishlock
89′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Mandy Freeman


SEA

Match Statistics


NJ

19
Shots
14
7
Shots On Goal
5
4
Shots Blocked
3
4
Corners
3
17
Crosses
10
6
Offsides
2
14
Fouls
5
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
458
Total Passes
421
77.1%
Passing Accuracy
74.1%
52.3%
Possession
47.7%
44
Duels Won
61
17
Tackles Won
17
4
Saves
2
10
Clearances
28

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
6 M Allie Long 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1
10 M Jessica Fishlock 85 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
15 F Megan Rapinoe 65 2 0 7 3 1 2 1 0
14 F Jodie Taylor 90 1 0 4 3 0 4 2 0
9 F Nahomi Kawasumi 75 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 S Elizabeth Addo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Morgan Andrews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Lauren Barnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Jasmyne Spencer 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Christen Westphal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 1 14 4 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
12 M Janine Beckie 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 M Sarah Killion 61 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 M Carli Lloyd 90 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 2
6 F Shea Groom 90 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 3
14 F Katlyn Johnson 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3
21 F Savannah McCaskill 90 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 2
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Thaisa Moreno 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 4 19 2 0 0 0 0

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