Seattle Reign FC SEA

9‑8‑7 , 5‑3‑4 Home

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Final
Sun, Sep 24

FC Kansas CityKC

8‑9‑7 , 4‑6‑2 Away

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Memorial Stadium

Seattle, Washington

Attendance: 4,991

Reign eliminated from playoff contention after 1-0 loss to FC Kansas City

The loss snaps a 28-game home scoring streak for Seattle

Seattle Reign FC lost 1-0 to FC Kansas City on Sunday night and are now eliminated from playoff contention. The loss came in the Reign’s 2017 home finale, and snaps a 28-game home scoring streak.

With Seattle’s loss, the Orlando Pride have clinched the fourth and final playoff spot.

Seattle is now 8-8-7 with 31 points and in fifth place in the NWSL standings. FC Kansas City is just one behind with 30 points (8-9-6 record).

The Reign started out strong with a couple of good early chances, but could not find the back of the net. Rumi Utsugi hit a shot off the post in the 17th minute that would’ve given Seattle the early lead.

FC Kansas City  scored minutes later, against the run of play. Forward Shea Groom scored in the 23rd minute after Sydney Leroux sent her a well-timed through ball. Leroux threaded it between three Reign defenders before Groom calmly hit a left-footed shot to the far post to make it 1-0.

FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn controlled the game on the defensive side of the ball as the Reign managed just one shot on goal. She led the team with 13 clearances and two blocks.

The Reign had a number of close chances to get on the board, but luck was not on their side on the evening. Seattle forward Beverly Yanez entered the match in the 75th minute and minutes later nearly got onto the end of a dangerous cross as the Reign pushed hard to tie the game.

Reign defender Elli Reed entered the match in the 78th minute. Reed, who has spent all five NWSL seasons with the Reign, announced on Friday that she will retire at the end of the season — so Sunday night’s game was her final appearance in front of the home crowd. It was her cross that Yanez nearly scored on in the 83rd minute.

The Reign had one final opportunity to score in the 88th minute, but Utsugi’s shot went over the bar.

Reign forward Megan Rapinoe received her fifth yellow card of the season in the 69th minute and will be suspended for Seattle’s final game of the season. She’ll end the season with 12 goals, which currently has her tied for second in the NWSL with Pride forward Marta.

Before the game, four members of FC Kansas City — Sauerbrunn, Leroux, Yael Averbuch and Desiree Scott — remained in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem as athletes across the country reacted to President Donald Trump’s comments on Friday night. Rapinoe, who knelt during the National Anthem last year, was also not on the field during the playing of the anthem. She was reportedly joined by Seattle teammates Reed, Madalyn Schiffel, Lauren Barnes and Diana Matheson.

We are extremely proud of our players for their commitment to their craft and their community. We recognize and support their efforts to use their unique position to raise awareness of social issues in a positive manner,” FC Kansas City said in a statement released Sunday night.

The Reign will play their final game of the season on Saturday night in Washington. FC Kansas City will host the Dash on Sunday in the last game of the NWSL regular season.

Seattle Reign FC

6

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
4

Rachel Corsie

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
  78'
2

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  61'
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Forward
  69'
9

Merritt Mathias

Forward
  75'
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward

substitutes

26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
18

Larissa Crummer

Substitute
5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
33

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  61'
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
  78'
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  75'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
  65'
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
44

Maegan Kelly

Attacking Midfielder
  81'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  23'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward

substitutes

6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
  81'
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
13

Brittany Taylor

Substitute
  65'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 0, FC Kansas City 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, FC Kansas City 1.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Nahomi Kawasumi tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alexa Newfield.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Alexa Newfield replaces Maegan Kelly.

80'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Lo'eau LaBonta tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Elli Reed replaces Rebekah Stott.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Merritt Mathias.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christina Gibbons.

73'

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. Assisted by Carson Pickett.

69'

YELLOW CARD

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Brittany Taylor replaces Yael Averbuch.

64'

MISS

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

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

63'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Maegan Kelly.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Katie Johnson replaces Christine Nairn.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sidney Miramontez (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Lydia Williams.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez with a cross following a corner.

54'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez with a cross.

51'

POST

Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 0, FC Kansas City 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, FC Kansas City 1.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

37'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

33'

MISS

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

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez with a cross.

23'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 0, FC Kansas City 1. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a through ball.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

17'

POST

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Carson Pickett with a cross.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

11'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Shea Groom tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

10'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Shea Groom tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

4'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
61
Katlyn Johnson 33
Christine Nairn 2
65
Brittany Taylor 13
Yael Averbuch 10
75
Beverly Yanez 17
Merritt Mathias 9
78
Elli Reed 7
Rebekah Stott 13
81
Alexa Newfield 88
Maegan Kelly 44
23
goal

Shea Groom 2

Assisted by: Sydney Leroux 14

69
yellow card

Megan Rapinoe 15

KC

Goals & Assists

23′ FC Kansas City
Shea Groom
Assisted by: Sydney Leroux

Disciplinary

69′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe

Substitutions

61′ Seattle Reign FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Christine Nairn
65′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Taylor
  Yael Averbuch
75′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Merritt Mathias
78′ Seattle Reign FC
  Elli Reed
  Rebekah Stott
81′ FC Kansas City
  Alexa Newfield
  Maegan Kelly


SEA

Match Statistics


KC

13
Shots
11
1
Shots On Goal
4
3
Shots Blocked
0
5
Corners
2
20
Crosses
10
1
Offsides
3
3
Fouls
5
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
623
Total Passes
381
76.1%
Passing Accuracy
66.1%
62.2%
Possession
37.8%
51
Duels Won
61
19
Tackles Won
12
3
Saves
1
11
Clearances
37

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
4 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
13 D Rebekah Stott 78 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
2 M Christine Nairn 61 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 4 0
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
15 F Megan Rapinoe 90 0 0 3 3 4 0 1 0
9 F Merritt Mathias 75 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Larissa Crummer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Katlyn Johnson 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Elli Reed 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
6 G Lydia Williams 90 1 11 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Becca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
31 DM Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 AM Maegan Kelly 81 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
2 AM Shea Groom 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 1 2 2 0 3 0 0
6 S Katie Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Alexa Newfield 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Brittany Taylor 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 0 13 1 0 0 0 0