A day after Reign FC announced its move to Seattle’s Memorial Stadium, the NWSL has released its 2014 schedule.
Here are the Reign’s games (* – exhibition):
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|Saturday, March 29||2 p.m.||at University of Portland*||Clive Charles Soccer Complex|
|Thursday, April 3||7 p.m.||at University of Washington*||Husky Soccer Stadium|
|Saturday, April 5||4 p.m.||vs. Seattle Pacific University*||Memorial Stadium|
|Sunday, April 13||4 p.m.||vs. Boston Breakers||Memorial Stadium|
|Wednesday, April 23||7 p.m.||vs. Washington Spirit||Memorial Stadium|
|Sunday, April 27||4 p.m.||vs. Houston Dash||Memorial Stadium|
|Wednesday, April 30||4 p.m.||at Sky Blue FC||Yurcak Field|
|Saturday, May 3||3:30 p.m.||at Washington Spirit||Maryland SoccerPlex|
|Saturday, May 10||7 p.m.||at Portland Thorns FC||Jeld-Wen Field|
|Wednesday, May 14||7 p.m.||vs. FC Kansas City||Memorial Stadium|
|Wednesday, May 21||4 p.m.||at FC Kansas City||Durwood Stadium|
|Sunday, May 25||4 p.m.||vs. Western New York Flash||Memorial Stadium|
|Sunday, June 1||3 p.m.||at Sky Blue FC||Yurcak Field|
|Saturday, June 7||7 p.m.||vs. Chicago Red Stars||Memorial Stadium|
|Thursday, June 19||4 p.m.||at Boston Breakers||Harvard Stadium|
|Sunday, June 22||12 p.m.||at Western New York Flash||Sahlen’s Stadium|
|Saturday, June 28||6 p.m.||vs. Sky Blue FC||Memorial Stadium|
|Wednesday, July 2||4 p.m.||at Western New York Flash||Sahlen’s Stadium|
|Sunday, July 6||4 p.m.||vs. Boston Breakers||Memorial Stadium|
|Saturday, July 12||5 p.m.||at Chicago Red Stars||Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex|
|Sunday, July 20||4 p.m.||vs. Chicago Red Stars||Memorial Stadium|
|Sunday, July 27||4 p.m.||vs. Portland Thorns FC||Memorial Stadium|
|Wednesday, July 30||6 p.m.||at Houston Dash||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Saturday, Aug. 2||4 p.m.||at FC Kansas City||Durwood Stadium|
|Wednesday, Aug. 6||7 p.m.||vs. Houston Dash||Memorial Stadium|
|Saturday, Aug. 9||7 p.m.||vs. Washington Spirit||Memorial Stadium|
|Sunday, Aug. 17||5 p.m.||at Portland Thorns FC||Jeld-Wen Field|
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Here are some notes from the team and the league:
— Reign FC will open the NWSL schedule on a three-game home stand, starting April 13 against the Boston Breakers at Memorial Stadium, a day after the league’s first games.
— Preseason includes a trip to the University of Portland, where seven Reign players have ties. Details on the home exhibition against Seattle Pacific will be announced at a later date.
— Seattle hosts reigning champion Thorns FC just once: Sunday, July 27. The regular-season finale is at Portland on Sunday, Aug. 17.
— The full NWSL schedule can be seen here. Broadcast information will be released later.
— Each team plays 24 games (12 home, 12 away) over 19 weeks, with an emphasis on playing on weekends and holidays. The regular season concludes Aug. 17, with every team hosting at least one game in August and no team traveling outside of its time zone for the final week.
— The top four teams qualify for the playoffs and compete in the semifinals on Aug. 23-24. The final will be played on weekend of Aug. 30-31.