Utah Royals FC UTA

5‑6‑7 , 3‑2‑4 Home

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Final
Wed, Jun 27

Seattle Reign FCSEA

8‑4‑5 , 3‑3‑3 Away

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Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 8,504

In first-ever meeting, Utah Royals FC and Seattle Reign FC settle for a scoreless draw

Reign FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos made six saves on the night

Christen Press made her debut for Utah Royals FC. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

In their first-ever meeting, Utah Royals FC and Seattle Reign FC played to a scoreless draw at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Wednesday night.

The game marked a reunion between head coaches Laura Harvey and Vlatko Andonovski. Harvey, now leading the way for Utah formerly coached the Reign for five seasons and Andonovski, head coach for the Reign, used to be the head coach for FC Kansas City for five seasons. Week 14 also saw Christen Press make her debut for Utah.

Press joined the new franchise after a three-team trade sent Press and former Chicago Red Stars defender Samantha Johnson to Utah. Press earned the start on the night and recorded five shots with three on goal. Johnson was available on the bench, however wasn’t used as a substitute.

Utah sits at sixth place in the league standings with 18 points and a 4-3-6 overall record, while the Reign cling on to third place in the standings with 20 points and a 5-3-5 overall record.

The home team got things rolling early thanks to midfielder Diana Matheson. Matheson, who has two goals and one assist on the season got herself in a dangerous position at the top of the box and took a one-time shot that rocketed off the crossbar. Reign goalkeeper Michelle Betos got a hold on it to keep the game level.

Just two minutes later Matheson took another ripper from outside the box, yet this time her shot went over the crossbar. Press was a threat offensively as the first half progressed and saw her best chance  in the 20th minute when Matheson combined with her a the top of the box. Press received the ball from Matheson with her back towards the goal, turned and got a shot off. Press’ shot was saved by Betos, who made a diving stop to the far left post. Betos came up big for her side in the first 45, recording three saves.

Seattle’s best offensive chance in the first half came in the 35th minute rom forward Jodie Taylor. Taylor attempted to volley it one-time after Reign midfielder Rumi Utsugi’s shot was poorly cleared by Utah’s backline. Taylor’s shot was collected by Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith.

At the end of the first half the Reign held the better of the possession at 54% to Utah’s 46%. Utah however took eight shots in the first 45 to the Reign’s three.

The second half unfolded similar to the first half with good defensive work all around. For Utah, defender Becky Sauerbrunn led the way with five clearances, two tackles and one interception on the night. For the Reign, Megan Oyster came up big for she making six interceptions. Betos finished the game with six saves and Smith had three.

Offensively neither side could find the back of the net, however Press continued to make her debut one to remember making a dangerous run and cross in the 65th minute.

Time continued to tick away, but neither side was ready to settle for a draw. Reign FC almost got the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute when Beverly Yanez crossed the ball into the box and forward Jasmyne Spencer made a diving header attempt. The ball rebounded out to Megan Rapinoe, who took a shot that forced Smith to make a save near post.

As the 90th minute drew closer, Press turned up the heat and had two great chances late.

Press finished the game with seven shots and four on target. Rapinoe took five shots on the night and recorded two on frame.

Utah Royals FC will continue their home stretch when they host Sky Blue FC on Saturday. The Reign will return home on Saturday to host Portland Thorns FC.

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Midfielder
10

Diana Matheson

Midfielder
  68'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Striker
  77'
21

Christen Press

Striker

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
16

Samantha Johnson

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  68'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  77'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

18

Michelle Betos

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
  59'
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
6

Allie Long

Defensive Midfielder
20

Rumi Utsugi

Defensive Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Attacking Midfielder
12

Morgan Andrews

Attacking Midfielder
  46'
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Attacking Midfielder
  71'
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  84'

substitutes

26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  46'
13

Adriana Leon

Substitute
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
  84'
21

Christen Westphal

Substitute
1

Lydia Williams

Substitute
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  71'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 0, Seattle Reign 0.

90'+3'

END 2

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

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erika Tymrak with a through ball.

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

86'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

85'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Alyssa Kleiner.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer replaces Jodie Taylor.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

83'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

79'

MISS

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

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry with a cross following a set piece situation.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

77'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Amy Rodriguez.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Nahomi Kawasumi.

70'

MISS

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

69'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Michelle Betos tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rebecca Moros with a cross.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Diana Matheson.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Utah Royals).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

61'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Theresa Nielsen tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry with a cross following a set piece situation.

59'

YELLOW CARD

Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign).

59'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Press (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55'

START DELAY

Delay in match Abby Smith (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 0, Seattle Reign 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Morgan Andrews.

45'

END 1

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

45'

MISS

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

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

30'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rebecca Moros with a through ball.

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

21'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Michelle Betos.

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

18'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17'

START DELAY

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

16'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

2'

POST

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
46
Alyssa Kleiner 24
Morgan Andrews 12
68
Katie Stengel 24
Diana Matheson 10
71
Beverly Yanez 17
Nahomi Kawasumi 9
77
Erika Tymrak 15
Amy Rodriguez 8
84
Jasmyne Spencer 22
Jodie Taylor 14
59
yellow card

Steph Catley 7

SEA

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

59′ Seattle Reign FC
Steph Catley

Substitutions

46′ Seattle Reign FC
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Morgan Andrews
68′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Diana Matheson
71′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Nahomi Kawasumi
77′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Amy Rodriguez
84′ Seattle Reign FC
  Jasmyne Spencer
  Jodie Taylor


UTA

Match Statistics


SEA

18
Shots
7
6
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
0
4
Corners
0
14
Crosses
10
1
Offsides
2
5
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
399
Total Passes
470
76.7%
Passing Accuracy
78.5%
46.6%
Possession
53.4%
41
Duels Won
31
7
Tackles Won
11
3
Saves
6
10
Clearances
14

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
19 M Katrina Gorry 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 2
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
11 M Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 M Diana Matheson 68 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
8 F Amy Rodriguez 77 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 F Christen Press 90 0 0 7 4 0 0 1 1
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Samantha Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 22 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
20 S Elise Thorsnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 0 7 3 0 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 DM Allie Long 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
20 DM Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 AM Megan Rapinoe 90 0 0 5 2 0 2 3 0
12 AM Morgan Andrews 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 AM Nahomi Kawasumi 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 F Jodie Taylor 84 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Alyssa Kleiner 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Adriana Leon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Jasmyne Spencer 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Christen Westphal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Lydia Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Michelle Betos 90 0 18 6 0 0 0 0