12:55 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

Only standing room tickets still available for NWSL title match

Tickets for the National Women's Soccer League championship match between the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City on Sunday at Memorial Stadium went on sale Tuesday morning -- and they didn't last very long. All of the covered and uncovered grandstand seats were sold out within the first 20 minutes, and only standing room tickets are still available. https://twitter.com/SeattleReignFC/status/504342188948729856 https://twitter.com/SeattleReignFC/status/504344189652709376 https://twitter.com/SeattleReignFC/status/504347554793152513 Standing-room tickets cost $19 each and can be purchased here:...

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Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women's national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer's big event in Canada. The athletes say that it's not just a safety issue because turf is less forgiving than natural grass, it's about equity. The athletes have formally joined in a letter of protest penned to FIFA, the sport's international...

Okoli leads Sounders Reserves past USL club, 5-1

Here’s a report from the club: Sean Okoli recorded two goals and one assist as Seattle Sounders FC (3-1-2, 11 points) beat Arizona United SC (USL-Pro), 5-1, in the MLS Reserve League on Monday afternoon at Starfire Stadium. Neagle opened the scoring in the 28th minute. After Okoli and Tristan Bowen combined on the flank, Bowen sent a dangerous cross into the box that was deflected by the Arizona goalkeeper. Neagle pounced on the rebound and tapped it into the net. Okoli doubled the lead in the 32nd minute when Jalil Anibaba sent a cross into the box. Okoli controlled … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune Aug 25, 2014

Sounders’ Martins named MLS player of the week

He had two goals and an assist in 4-2 win at Portland.

The Day-After Report: Wide open

The first of Seattle's four goals in its 4-2 defeat of the Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday didn't have the visceral thrill of the second one scored on the counter, the slow-burn build-up of the third or the individual brilliance of the fourth. The first may have even been the least aesthetically pleasing of the four. But it was the one that most set the tone for the rest of the match. Sigi Schmid has harped on his team's lack of width throughout its recent slump, the lack of a consistent threat from the same wide areas that set up Sunday's opener. "We know that (Darlington) Nagbe...
Tacoma News-Tribune Aug 25, 2014

Martins earns MLS Player of the Week honor

Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins was named the Player of the Week on Monday for Week 24 of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

Obafemi Martins named MLS player of the week

Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named Major League Soccer's player of the week after a vote of the North American Soccer Writers, the league announced Monday.
Obafemi Martins voted MLS player of week

Obafemi Martins voted MLS player of week

This just in from the league: Seattle Sounders FC forward Obafemi Martins was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 24 of the 2014 MLS season. Martins’ two goals and assist powered Sounders FC to a 4-2 victory over Cascadia rivals the Portland Timbers on Sunday, August 24. Martins kicked off the scoring with the first goal of the match in the 18th minute. Seattle midfielder Brad Evans made a run down the right side of the field and sent a low ball across the front of goal that Martins … Read more »

Reign’s Solo runner up for NWSL goalkeeper award

Here’s the news from the league: Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was named the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2014 season. Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo was second while the Washington Spirit’s Ashlyn Harris finished third in the voting. The Boston goalkeeper also beat out other notable competitors – including FC Kansas City’s Nicole Barnhart , who was the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013. Naeher, 26, started all 24 games for the Breakers this season and led the league in goalkeeper minutes with 2,115. Her 106 saves were also … Read more »
Reign win sends them to NWSL final Sunday at Starfire, tickets go on sale Tuesday

Reign win sends them to NWSL final Sunday at Starfire, tickets go on sale Tuesday

Here’s a report from the club: Seattle Reign FC (17-2-6) punched their ticket to the NWSL Championship match with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit (12-8-5) in an NWSL semifinal on Sunday, August 24 at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium. Seattle will now host FC Kansas City next Sunday at 12 p.m. (PT) at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. for the league title. Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public at noon on Tuesday, August 26. After a scoreless first half that saw both Seattle and Washington just … Read more »

Reign top Spirit 2-1 in NWSL semifinals

SEATTLE (AP) — Hope Solo saved a late penalty shot and Megan Rapinoe scored the game-winner as the Seattle Reign FC defeated the Washington Spirit 2-1 in the National Women's Soccer League semifinals on Sunday night. Rapinoe set herself up for the go-ahead goal 3 minutes later after intercepting defender Toni Pressley in the Spirit backfield.
Tacoma News-Tribune Aug 24, 2014

Sounders surge back to top with 4-2 win over Timbers

Schmid stresses this isn’t the team that tumbled from the playoffs in Portland last season.
Seattle Times Aug 24, 2014

Sounders earn dominant 4-2 victory at Portland

In intense game, Seattle returns to top spot in MLS.

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