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Seattle Reign FC Falls on the Road

May 12, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
Seattle Reign FC News Release

SEATTLE, WA. - The Reign fell 4-0 on Saturday night at Providence Park in a tough match on the road to round out a busy week. Now, the team looks to the next match on Sunday, May 19 back home at Lumen Field.

The first half of the match was fast and physical as the rivals battled for the first time since last season. Portland took the first shot of the match in the seventh minute of the match and the Reign followed not long after, in the 11th minute.

In the 16th minute of the match, the Reign nearly found the back of the net, but forward Tziarra King's volley missed the frame of the goal. Just three minutes later, in the 19th minute, Seattle earned one of their best chances of the match, but forward Veronica Latsko's headed shot was just wide of the goal.

On the other side of the ball, defender Shae Holmes made a crucial toe poke to keep Portland foward Sophia Smith away from goal the preserve the scoreline.

The Thorns scored the first goal of the match in the 42nd minute, when Smith played a ball to Olivia Moultrie, who shot the ball into the side netting to close out the half.

In a tough second half, the Reign conceded three goals. The first came from a penalty kick in the 80th minute, awarded to Portland the match was stopped for video review. Seattle nearly pulled a goal back in the 89th minute, when forward Bethany Balcer's header was directed toward the back of the net, but a goal line save from Portland's defense kept the Reign off the board. In stoppage time, Portland added two more goals, from midfielder Hina Sugita and forward Payton Linnehan.

UP NEXT: Seattle Reign FC returns to Lumen Field on Sunday, May 19 when the team takes on the Orlando Pride at 3:00 p.m. Tickets to the match are available HERE.


2024 NWSL Regular Season

Seattle Reign FC 0 - 4 Portland Thorns FC

Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. PT

Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon

Weather: 80, sunny

Scoring Summary

SEA: None

POR: Moultrie - 42', Smith - 80', Sugita - 90+3', Linnehan - 90+8'


SEA: McClernon (Caution - 58'), Huerta (Caution - 79'), Athens (Caution - 89)

POR: Moultrie (Caution - 61')


SEA: GK Ivory, D Huerta, D Barnes (c), D Holmes, D McClernon (Brown 83'), M Fishlock, M Van der Jagt (Stanton 83'), M Ji, F Latsko (Adames 72'), F Balcer, F King (Athens 87')

Unused substitutes: GK Perez, D Lester, D Woodham, M Stanton, F Weinert, M James-Turner

Total Shots: 13 (Holmes - 3)

Shots on Goal: 3 (Three tied with - 1)

Fouls: 10 (King - 5)

Offsides: 0

Corner Kicks: 4

Saves: 2 (Ivory - 2)

POR: GK Hogan, D Muller (Klingenberg 90+9'), D Sauerbrunn (c), D Hubly, D Payne (Reyes 85'), M Coffey, M Moultrie (Wade-Kotoa 90+9), M Fleming (Linnehan 61'), M Sugita, F Sinclair (Beckie 62'), F Smith

Unused substitutes: GK Alvarado, D Reyes, F Dias, M Sheva, D Nally

Total Shots: 14 (Smith - 5)

Shots on Goal: 6 (Smith - 2)

Fouls: 15 (Hubly - 3)

Offsides: 2

Corner Kicks: 3

Saves: 3 (Hogan - 3)

Referee: Abdou Ndiaye

Assistant Referee 1: Noah Kenyawani

Assistant Referee 2: Cameron Siler

4th Official: Jamie Padilla

Var: Adorae Monroy

Avar: Kaili Terry

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