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OCT 27
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Reign defender Elli Reed announces retirement
Reed has been with the Reign since 2013
Seattle Reign FC defender Elli Reed has been with the Reign since 2013. (Photo credit:  Stephen Brashear/isiphotos.com)
Seattle Reign FC defender Elli Reed has been with the Reign since 2013. (Photo credit: Stephen Brashear/isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC defender Elli Reed will retire at the end of the season, she and the Reign announced on Friday.

Reed has been with the Reign since their inaugural season in 2013. In her five NWSL seasons, she has appeared in 78 games and started 60. She has four assists.

“My five years with the Reign have been incredible and I will never forget them,” Reed said in a statement. “But it feels like to right time to move on and start the next chapter of my life. I am ready to settle down and focus on challenging myself and growing in new ways.”

“Elli’s been here since day one, and I can’t talk highly enough of what she’s meant to this club,” Reign head coach and general manager Laura Harvey said. “She’s a fantastic teammate, and proven that all the way through. Whether she’s played every minute, come off the bench, or not seen time she’s never changed. That’s a testament to who she is.”

Reed previously played in WPS and WPSL Elite for the Boston Breakers in 2011 and 2012.

“Elli loves everything about this club and she’s given everything to it,” said Harvey. “It’s hard to put into words what someone like that means. She’ll be remembered for all the positive things that she has done since day one, and going through all the ups and downs that this club has been through. I wish her all the best in the future.”

 

 

 

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