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Final
Sat, Aug 11

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Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 8,740

Jess Fishlock’s header goal hands Seattle a 1-0 win over Utah

Fishlock scores her first goal of the season

Jess Fishlock’s header goal in the 48th minute pushed Seattle Reign FC over Utah Royals FC 1-0 in Week 20 action in hot, smoky weather at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday.

The Reign picked up three points on the road to improve to 10-4-6 (36 pts) and stay secure in second place in the standings. Following the end of Week 20’s results, the Reign are four points clear of the third-place Thorns. Utah Royals FC drop to 7-7-7 (28 pts) and are in sixth place with the loss.

The Reign snapped their four-game winless streak on the road, while Utah picked up their first loss in their last three games.

Fishlock’s goal was her first of the season. She has now scored in every NWSL season, becoming the third Reign FC player to accomplish the feat. Her teammates Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe have also scored in every NWSL season.

The Reign had a corner kick in the 46th minute, which was taken by Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe played it short to Fishlock, who was checking towards her. Fishlock laid it off to Rapinoe, who served it in — the ball eventually bouncing out into the stride of Reign defender Megan Oyster. Oyster served the ball into the box — where Fishlock headed it home near post and past Utah Royals FC goalkeeper Abby Smith.

Fishlock finished the match with two shots, both on target and one key pass. Rapinoe had a team-best four shots on the night, and remains in second place in the league for shots with 61. The forward has scored seven goals and five assists this season.

Seattle tested Utah early in the match, forcing Smith to come up with two big saves early. In the 10th minute, Morgan Andrews won the ball in the midfield and it was picked up by Fishlock, who played Rapinoe into space. Rapinoe got a shot off near post, but Smith made a diving stop to keep the game scoreless.

In the 16th minute, it was combination play between Fishlock, Rapinoe and forward Jodie Taylor that set up Rapinoe from a shot from a distance. Rapinoe struck it with her right foot towards the near post, but Smith collected it once again.

Just before the half, Utah defender Katie Bowen won the ball from Fishlock in the box and Utah caught Seattle on a quick transition springing forward Christen Press into space down the left flank. Press got the ball and dribbled towards the center of the field, where she took a shot at the top of the circle. Her strike was collected by Lydia Williams. Press finished the match with three shots.

After Fishlock’s goal, Utah Royals FC were not going to let another one through. Center back Becky Sauerbrunn made three clearances, one interception and gained possession for her team eleven times.

Smith made five saves in the loss, while Williams earned two saves for her eighth shutout of the season.

Utah’s best chance was sparked by Press in the 93rd minute, when a ball served by Sauerbrunn brushed over the top of Oyster’s head into the path of Press. Press took a touch with her right foot across her body to her left, but her shot went near post into the hands of Williams.

The Reign return to action at home on Wednesday vs. the Chicago Red Stars and Utah Royals FC hit the road on Saturday to visit Sky Blue FC.

This story will be updated 

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
  90'
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Midfielder
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
  56'
10

Diana Matheson

Striker
  70'
21

Christen Press

Striker
12

Taylor Lytle

Striker
  62'

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
16

Samantha Johnson

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
8

Amy Rodriguez

Substitute
  62'
11

Desiree Scott

Substitute
  56'
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  70'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
21

Christen Westphal

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
6

Allie Long

Midfielder
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
  74'   48'
12

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
  75'
15

Megan Rapinoe

Striker
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  88'
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Striker
  80'

substitutes

18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
16

Jaycie Johnson

Substitute
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Substitute
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  88'
13

Adriana Leon

Substitute
  80'
19

Kristen McNabb

Substitute
  75'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 0, Seattle Reign 1.

90'+9'

END 2

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

90'+6'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

90'

YELLOW CARD

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Jodie Taylor.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Adriana Leon replaces Jasmyne Spencer.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Utah Royals).

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Bowen with a cross following a corner.

75'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb replaces Morgan Andrews.

74'

YELLOW CARD

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Diana Matheson.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67'

FREE KICK WON

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

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

62'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Amy Rodriguez replaces Taylor Lytle.

61'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals).

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross.

59'

MISS

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

58'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Desiree Scott replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

53'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe.

52'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

48'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 0, Seattle Reign 1. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Megan Oyster with a cross following a corner.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 0, Seattle Reign 0.

45'+6'

END 1

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

45'+5'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals).

45'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

45'+4'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

35'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

30'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jessica Fishlock tries a through ball, but Jasmyne Spencer is caught offside.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jasmyne Spencer.

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Morgan Andrews.

19'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

14'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Lauren Barnes tries a through ball, but Allie Long is caught offside.

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals).

11'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

6'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Theresa Nielsen tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
56
Scott 11
Gorry 19
62
Rodriguez 8
Lytle 12
70
Stengel 24
Matheson 10
75
McNabb 19
Andrews 12
80
Leon 19
Spencer 22
88
Kleiner 24
Taylor 14
48
goal

Jessica Fishlock 10

Assisted by: Megan Oyster 4

74
yellow card

Jessica Fishlock 10

90
yellow card

Rebecca Moros 3

SEA

Goals & Assists

48′ Seattle Reign FC
Jessica Fishlock
Assisted by: Megan Oyster

Disciplinary

74′ Seattle Reign FC
Jessica Fishlock
90′ Utah Royals FC
Rebecca Moros

Substitutions

56′ Utah Royals FC
  Desiree Scott
  Katrina Gorry
62′ Utah Royals FC
  Amy Rodriguez
  Taylor Lytle
70′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Diana Matheson
75′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kristen McNabb
  Morgan Andrews
80′ Seattle Reign FC
  Adriana Leon
  Jasmyne Spencer
88′ Seattle Reign FC
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Jodie Taylor


UTA

Match Statistics


SEA

6
Shots
10
2
Shots On Goal
6
0
Shots Blocked
0
2
Corners
3
10
Crosses
12
1
Offsides
3
7
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
500
Total Passes
438
75.6%
Passing Accuracy
77.6%
53.3%
Possession
46.7%
48
Duels Won
37
14
Tackles Won
11
5
Saves
2
13
Clearances
20

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
9 M Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
19 M Katrina Gorry 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 F Diana Matheson 70 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 F Christen Press 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
12 F Taylor Lytle 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Amy Rodriguez 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 S Desiree Scott 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 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 5 0 0 0 0
21 D Christen Westphal 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Allie Long 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
12 M Morgan Andrews 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 F Megan Rapinoe 90 0 0 4 2 1 0 3 1
14 F Jodie Taylor 88 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
22 F Jasmyne Spencer 80 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Jaycie Johnson 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Adriana Leon 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kristen McNabb 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 0 6 2 0 0 0 0

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