Sunday in Rochester, N.Y., was one of the better days of the season for Reign FC.
Seattle saw the debut of U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe and also earned a 1-1 road tie against the Western New York Flash to end a nine-game losing streak.
It was just the second point of the season for the Reign (0-9-2).
The visitors opened the scoring in the 28th minute through midfielder Keelin Winters, a play set up by Teresa Noyola and Winter’s first goal of the year. WNY (5-2-4) equalized in the 48th minute when forward Abby Wambach, the new leading scorer in international soccer history, earned and converted a penalty kick.
Seattle’s defender Kiersten Dallstream earned her second yellow card on the play, which forced the Reign to play with 10 women the rest of the game.
Rapinoe made her NWSL and Reign debut after having returned from loan with France’s Olympique Lyonnais and subsequent duty with the USWNT.
Seattle continues its road trip Wednesday against the Boston Breakers (3-4-3).