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April 13, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Final: Reign FC 3, Boston 0, live thread

Welcome from Memorial Stadium in downtown Seattle as Reign FC gets ready to kick off the 2014 NWSL season today against the Boston Breakers. I’ll post lineups, updates and a live stream (if available) below:

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Final — Reign 3, Boston 0. Seattle had no shutouts in 2013 and had to wait 11 games for its first win. Both accomplished in today’s opener.

88′ — GOAL REIGN FC! Megan Rapinoe makes it 3-0!

85′ — Seattle sub: Kate Deines on for two-goal hero Kim Little.

81′ — Attendance: 3,021

76′ — Naho into the side netting!

71′ — Whiff! Naho with a great cross to Rapinoe, but it’s a swing and a miss.

67′ — Reign sub: Nahomi Kawasumi in for Bev Goebel.

59′ — Yellow card to Seattle’s Winters.

56′ — Yellow card to Boston’s Jones for taking out Leroux.

55′ — GOAL REIGN! Welcome to Seattle Kim Little! The former Arsenal Ladies star nets her second to put the home side up 2-0!

51′ — SAVE! Huge save by Naeher on Little to keep Boston in this one.

48′ — GOAL REIGN! Kim Little powers home a penalty kick after a Megan Rapinoe cross is handled in the box by Boston’s Courtney Jones. Seattle up 1-0.

46′ — Back underway. Seattle attack quickly, leading to a Rapinoe shot that is off target.

Halftime: No score in this one yet.

44′ — Fletcher with a header off a Rapinoe corner kick that goes wide.

43′ — Yellow card to Boston’s Jazmyne Avant for taking out Fishlock.

42′ — Seattle controlling more of the action.

35′ — Offside flag the enemy for the Reign.

29′ — NO GOAL! Heather O’Reilly with a great cross and Joanna Lohman’s shot is off the crossbar, then down off the goal line and cleared by Lauren Barnes. Goal-line technology anyone?

25′ — SAVE! Rapinoe blisters a one-time shot, but Naeher gets a piece of it and it’s off the post. Offside flag up, though.

21′ — SAVE! Leroux with a cheeky backheel for a shot, set up by Goebel, but it’s blocked. Little’s follow-up shot is strong, but saved by Naeher.

20′ — Little sets up a Goebel shot, but Naeher has it.

19′ — Lot of turnovers and mis-hit crosses. We’ll call it early season rust, and maybe some getting used to the turf.

10′ — Watch for Kim Little this season. She’ll be the playmaker for the Reign.

8′ — First shot by Rapinoe from outside the box, but her right-footed shot is handled by GK Alyssa Naeher.

4′ — Seattle looks to be in a 4-3-3 with Goebel in the middle, Leroux on the right, Rapinoe on the left. Little is underneath as a center attacking mid. Fishlock and Winters are the holding mids.

Pregame — I’ll post updates from the game here.

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Reign FC lineup: GK Hope Solo, D Elli Reed, D Lauren Barnes, D Kendall Fletcher, D Stephanie Cox, M Keelin Winters, M Jess Fishlock, M Kim Little, F Megan Rapinoe, F Sydney Leroux, F Bev Goebel

Reign FC bench: GK Haley Kopmeyer, D Kate Deines, D Amanda Frisbie, D Megan Brigman, D Kiersten Dallstream, F Nahomi Kawasumi, F Danielle Foxhoven

Boston Breakers lineup: GK Alyssa Naeher, D Jazmyne Avant, D Courtney Jones, D Julie King, D Catherine Whitehill, M Kaylyn Kyle, M Joanna Lohman, M Heather O’Reilly, M Lianne Sanderson, F Mollie Pathman, F Kathryn Schoepfer

Boston Breakers bench: GK Jami-Ann Kranich, D Chelsea Stewart, M Biance D’Agostino, M Maddy Evans, M Ashley Grove, F Lisa De Vanna, F Jazmine Reeves

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Setting the scene…

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