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Final
Wed, Jul 11

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UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium

Seattle

Attendance: 3,191

Rapinoe’s header gives Seattle a 1-0 win over Utah

Rapinoe now has seven goals this season

Megan Rapinoe scored the game’s only goal as Seattle Reign FC topped Utah Royals FC 1-0 at UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

The win moves the Reign to 8-3-5 on the season with 29 points, good enough for second place in the NWSL — and with a game in hand, they have a bit of cushion between their nearest competitors. The Reign are also now 5-1-2 at home, the second-best home record in the league and are riding a three game winning streak.

The loss for Utah drops them to 5-5-6 with 21 points, and they remain in sixth place — now four points out of the final playoff spot with a third of the season remaining. It’s their second straight loss and they are now 1-3-1 in their last five games since their upset of the North Carolina Courage.

Rapinoe’s goal came in the 54th minute, a header on a Steph Catley corner kick. Catley’s service floated past the back post and Rapinoe headed it back across and to the side netting of the near post to beat Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith. It’s Rapinoe’s seventh goal of the season, tied for second in the NWSL.

In the 30th minute, Reign defender Theresa Nielsen made a run down the right sideline to steal a backpass and then serve a cross into the box. Rapinoe’s shot was well-blocked by Utah’s Katie Bowen to prevent a shot on net.

Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez had a chance to get her side on the board in the 47th minute, but her effort hit side netting.

The Reign controlled possession in the first half, but Utah had the better of the second half and the match ended at a near-even split between the two teams.

Four players received yellow cards in the match: Seattle’s Allie Long and Utah’s Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir, Rachel Corsie and Sam Johnson. Johnson’s yellow card gives her five for the season, and she will have to sit out Utah’s next match on Saturday vs. Orlando.

Utah Royals FC were without Diana Matheson, who was serving a one-game suspension for a late challenge on Thorns defender Midge Purce last weekend. They were also without Becky Sauerbrunn, who was ruled out on Wednesday afternoon with a left tibial stress reaction. Desiree Scott wore the captain’s armband for Utah on the evening.

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock started and played all 90 minutes in her first appearance since June 3 after missing time to do a right quad strain. Forward Adriana Leon made her first start for the Reign after joining them in a trade last month.

The game marked the second meeting of the season between the two teams — but Utah Royals FC head coach Laura Harvey’s first game in Seattle as the opposing coach. Harvey spent the last five seasons with the Reign before stepping down and then later joining the new Utah franchise as their first head coach.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday night. Utah Royals FC will host the Orlando Pride and Seattle Reign FC will visit the Chicago Red Stars.

 

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
17

Beverly Yanez

Midfielder
  90 + 1'
6

Allie Long

Midfielder
  45 + 3'
15

Megan Rapinoe

Striker
  54'
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  87'
13

Adriana Leon

Striker
  62'

substitutes

12

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Substitute
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  87'
19

Kristen McNabb

Substitute
  90 + 1'
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
  62'
21

Christen Westphal

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
  90'
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  12'
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
  45 + 1'
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Defensive Midfielder
  66'
21

Christen Press

Attacking Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Attacking Midfielder
24

Katie Stengel

Striker
  85'

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
19

Katrina Gorry

Substitute
  77'
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  85'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  90'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 1, Utah Royals 0.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 1, Utah Royals 0.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb replaces Beverly Yanez.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jasmyne Spencer.

90'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Rebecca Moros.

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rebecca Moros.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

88'

FREE KICK WON

Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Jodie Taylor.

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Katie Stengel.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen with a cross.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katrina-Lee Gorry replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

76'

POST

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

72'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71'

START DELAY

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

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

68'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

67'

FREE KICK WON

Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

66'

YELLOW CARD

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer replaces Adriana Leon.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christen Press.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Theresa Nielsen.

55'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Allie Long.

54'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, Utah Royals 0. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross following a corner.

53'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a cross.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.

45'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

44'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

43'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

41'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Allie Long.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

35'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34'

START DELAY

Delay in match Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen with a cross.

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

23'

OFFSIDE

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

23'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

19'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Adriana Leon tries a through ball, but Beverly Yanez is caught offside.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

12'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

6'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5'

OFFSIDE

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

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Beverly Yanez.

1'

FREE KICK WON

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

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
62
Spencer 22
Leon 19
77
Gorry 19
LaBonta 9
85
Ratcliffe 25
Stengel 24
87
Kleiner 24
Taylor 14
90
Tymrak 15
Moros 3
90 +1
McNabb 19
Yanez 17
54
goal

Megan Rapinoe 15

Assisted by: Steph Catley 7

12
yellow card

Samantha Johnson 16

45 +1
yellow card

Rachel Corsie 2

45 +3
yellow card

Allie Long 6

66
yellow card

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

UTA

Goals & Assists

54′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe
Assisted by: Steph Catley

Disciplinary

12′ Utah Royals FC
Samantha Johnson
45 + 1′ Utah Royals FC
Rachel Corsie
45 + 3′ Seattle Reign FC
Allie Long
66′ Utah Royals FC
Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Substitutions

62′ Seattle Reign FC
  Jasmyne Spencer
  Adriana Leon
77′ Utah Royals FC
  Katrina Gorry
  Lo’eau LaBonta
85′ Utah Royals FC
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Katie Stengel
87′ Seattle Reign FC
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Jodie Taylor
90′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Rebecca Moros
90 + 1′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kristen McNabb
  Beverly Yanez


SEA

Match Statistics


UTA

10
Shots
11
1
Shots On Goal
0
4
Shots Blocked
4
3
Corners
4
16
Crosses
10
5
Offsides
0
10
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
400
Total Passes
381
71.5%
Passing Accuracy
67.7%
51.2%
Possession
48.8%
60
Duels Won
52
17
Tackles Won
12
0
Saves
0
23
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 M Beverly Yanez 89 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
6 M Allie Long 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
15 F Megan Rapinoe 90 1 0 6 1 2 1 2 1
14 F Jodie Taylor 87 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
13 F Adriana Leon 62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 S Morgan Andrews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Nahomi Kawasumi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Alyssa Kleiner 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kristen McNabb 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Jasmyne Spencer 28 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Christen Westphal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 DM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3
21 AM Christen Press 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 AM Amy Rodriguez 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
24 F Katie Stengel 85 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Katrina Gorry 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Elise Thorsnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 1 10 0 0 0 0 0

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