Seattle Reign FC SEA

6‑3‑6 , 5‑0‑4 Home

1
Final
Sat, Jul 15

Boston BreakersBOS

3‑7‑5 , 0‑5‑3 Away

1

Memorial Stadium

Seattle, Washington

Attendance: 3,730

Breakers equalize on the road vs. Reign FC for 1-1 draw

Kawasumi and Leon exchanged goals in the first half; Abby Smith returned for Boston

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Christen Westphal, Angela Salem, Adriana Leon celebrate Leon's goal in the first half for the Boston Breakers at Memorial Stadium. (Photo credit: Stephen Brashear for isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC had to settle for a 1-1 draw versus the visiting Boston Breakers on Saturday night in front of 3,730 fans at Memorial Stadium. The two teams exchanged goals in the first half, and neither managed to find the winner despite nine shots for Seattle and six for Boston during the second half.

Before the match started, the Reign staff and players celebrated head coach and general manager Laura Harvey’s 100 games with the team.

Goalkeeper Abby Smith made her return for the Boston Breakers, and was called into action early at Memorial Stadium. In the 13th minute, she came up with a huge reaction save after Seattle midfielder Lindsay Elston caused a turnover in the box and snapped a quick shot from close range.

Smith couldn’t do much to stop the Reign from getting on the board in the 32nd minute, however. Smith miscleared a ball out of the box as Megan Rapinoe applied some high pressure, and it fell right to Reign forward Nahomi Kawasumi. She placed a right-footed shot into the top right corner that Smith simply could not reach for the Reign to go up 1-0.

The Breakers stormed back on the road, with forward Adriana Leon thumping home a cross from the right wing off the boot of defender Christen Westphal. It was Westphal’s first assist of her NWSL career, and Leon’s third goal of the season for Boston.

Smith’s first game back for the Breakers was even more eventful in the second half. In the 63rd minute, she came out to face off against Reign defender Merritt Mathias, and ended up needing to to leave the box to force the ball off Mathias and out of bounds for a Breakers throw-in. Ten minutes later, Smith again had to come up big, this time coming out to deny Kawasumi as she attempted to bag a brace.

The Reign held the edge in most of the game stats, including possession, passing and duels, but struggled to put together a go-ahead goal. The Breakers mostly held off Megan Rapinoe’s efforts, though she did end the night with four shots, including one on target and one blocked shot.

The Saturday night draw was Boston’s third draw of the season on the road, and their third point on the road this season. They still have yet to find an away win this season. While they might not have earned all three points Saturday night, Boston went 1-0-1 in the two-game series against Seattle this season. Head coach Matt Beard and his side should consider that a step forward. The Breakers have also extended their unbeaten streak to four games, which is their longest streak since 2013.

The Breakers stay on the road, and head to Houston next weekend. They’ll face the Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium, a team that hasn’t lost once in their last five matches — and will have forward Carli Lloyd back on the pitch.

The Reign stay put in Seattle and will host Sam Kerr and Sky Blue FC. Both teams have plenty on the line, with the New Jersey side looking to overtake Chicago in second place on the standings, and Seattle trying to push past their Cascadia rivals for the final playoff spot.

Seattle Reign FC

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
2

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
6

Lindsay Elston

Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Forward
9

Merritt Mathias

Forward
  68'
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward
  79'   32'

substitutes

5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  68'
22

Michaela Hahn

Substitute
24

Madalyn Schiffel

Substitute
26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
33

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  79'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
17

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
8

Julie King

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
20

Christen Westphal

Defender
  71'
10

Rosie White

Midfielder
25

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
19

Adriana Leon

Forward
  43'
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward
  80'
18

Tiffany Weimer

Forward
  68'

substitutes

3

Brooke Elby

Substitute
  71'
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute
21

Margaret Purce

Substitute
  68'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
23

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  80'

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 1.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Andrews.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Amanda Frisbie (Boston Breakers).

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brooke Elby with a headed pass.

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie King (Boston Breakers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Andrews following a set piece situation.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Julie King.

84'

FREE KICK WON

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

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe with a cross.

83'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Katie Stengel replaces Natasha Dowie.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rosie White with a headed pass.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Katie Johnson replaces Nahomi Kawasumi.

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers).

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

76'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Julie King.

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Beverly Yanez.

75'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74'

START DELAY

Delay in match Amanda Frisbie (Boston Breakers) because of an injury.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

73'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Julie King tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Angela Salem.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Brooke Elby replaces Christen Westphal.

70'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers).

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Margaret Purce replaces Tiffany Weimer.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Merritt Mathias.

67'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Nairn (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lindsay Elston.

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Adriana Leon tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

55'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

54'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Lindsay Elston is caught offside.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Abby Smith.

47'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rosie White.

47'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 1.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 1.

45'+2'

MISS

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

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Merritt Mathias is caught offside.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christen Westphal.

43'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 1. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Christen Westphal with a cross.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

38'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

32'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, Boston Breakers 0. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

29'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28'

START DELAY

Delay in match Carson Pickett (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

27'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Amanda Frisbie tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

26'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Haley Kopmeyer.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

24'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rebekah Stott tries a through ball, but Christine Nairn is caught offside.

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

22'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Lindsay Elston is caught offside.

20'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign).

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

14'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

13'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rebekah Stott.

9'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Angela Salem.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

4'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Carson Pickett.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
68
Beverly Yanez 17
Merritt Mathias 9
68
Margaret Purce 21
Tiffany Weimer 18
71
Brooke Elby 3
Christen Westphal 20
79
Katlyn Johnson 33
Nahomi Kawasumi 36
80
Katie Stengel 23
Natasha Dowie 9
32
goal

Nahomi Kawasumi 36

43
goal

Adriana Leon 19

Assisted by: Christen Westphal 20

BOS

Goals & Assists

32′ Seattle Reign FC
Nahomi Kawasumi
43′ Boston Breakers
Adriana Leon
Assisted by: Christen Westphal

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

68′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Merritt Mathias
68′ Boston Breakers
  Margaret Purce
  Tiffany Weimer
71′ Boston Breakers
  Brooke Elby
  Christen Westphal
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Nahomi Kawasumi
80′ Boston Breakers
  Katie Stengel
  Natasha Dowie


SEA

Match Statistics


BOS

15
Shots
10
6
Shots On Goal
3
5
Shots Blocked
3
6
Corners
5
18
Crosses
15
5
Offsides
3
9
Fouls
5
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
440
Total Passes
368
77.7%
Passing Accuracy
69.8%
54.5%
Possession
45.5%
51
Duels Won
35
18
Tackles Won
9
2
Saves
5
32
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 M Christine Nairn 90 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0
6 M Lindsay Elston 90 0 0 4 4 0 2 2 0
15 F Megan Rapinoe 90 0 0 4 4 2 1 0 4
9 F Merritt Mathias 68 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 79 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Elli Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
22 S Michaela Hahn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Madalyn Schiffel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Katlyn Johnson 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
28 G Haley Kopmeyer 90 1 10 2 0 0 0 0
17 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 D Christen Westphal 71 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 M Rosie White 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0
25 M Morgan Andrews 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1
26 M Angela Salem 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
19 F Adriana Leon 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
9 F Natasha Dowie 80 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
18 F Tiffany Weimer 68 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
3 S Brooke Elby 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Margaret Purce 22 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Katie Stengel 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 1 15 5 0 0 0 0