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April 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Final: Reign FC 3, Washington 1, live thread

Welcome to Memorial Stadium where it’s a wet Wednesday. Reign FC is looking to start the NWSL season with a 2-0 record as it hosts the Washington Spirit (1-1).

I’ll provide live updates below and will also embed a live stream of the game.

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 Nahomi Kawasumi, F Sydney Leroux, F Bev Goebel

Reign FC bench: GK Haley Kopmeyer, D Kate Deines, D Megan Brigman, D Kiersten Dallstream, M Mariah Nogueira, F Megan Rapinoe, F Danielle Foxhoven

Washington lineup: GK Ashlyn Harris, D Robyn Gayle, D Ali Krieger, D Tony Pressley, D Victoria Huster, M Crystal Dunn, M Yael Averbuch, M Christine Nairn, M Diana Matheson, F Jodie Taylor, F Danesha Adams

Washington bench: Gk Chantel Jones, D Bianca Sierra, D Cecilie Sandvej, M Lori Lindsey, M Jordan Angeli, M Veronica Perez, F Renae Cuellar

Note: Not sure why Megan Rapinoe is on the bench. It’ll be a question asked postgame.

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Final: Reign FC 3, Washington 1. Seattle improves to 2-0, almost halfway to last year’s win total.

89′: The ball is mostly on Washington’s end.

80′: GOAL SEATTLE! Jess Fishlock with a long-range blast to put Seattle up 3-1!

72′: GOAL WASHINGTON! Diana Matheson finishes a PK for her league-leading third goal to make it 2-1 Seattle. Reign defender Kendall Fletcher, the goal-scorer, called for a handball in the box.

66′: SAVE! Washington’s had a great chance to pull a goal back but Matheson is stopped on a dazzling save by Solo!

63′: Washington sub: Lori Lindsey and UW product Veronica Perez in.

62′: SAVE! On the other end, Solo has to make her biggest stop on the night.

61′: SAVE! Leroux denied on a strong save by Harris.

59′: Leroux goal called back for offside. Looked close. Great set-up by Little.

56′: Yellow card to Washington’s Averbuch.

51′: The Reign has outscored opponent 5-0 this season. Seattle didn’t get its fifth goal until June 23 last year, its 11th game.

49′: GOAL! Keelin Winters heads in a Naho corner kick to make it 2-0!

48′: Goebel’s tight-angled shot is handled by Harris.

46′: We’re underway in the second half. Seattle had a 6-1 shot advantage in the first.

Halftime: Reign FC 1, Washington 0.

42′: MISS! Leroux inches from making it 2-0, set up by Little.

41′: Once again, Solo without much to do.

38′: Seeing a few more long balls from both teams.

32′: This one is getting bogged down a bit. No real chances to be had.

30′: Seattle was dominant early, but Washington has settled in.

25′: Leroux skips a left-footed shot wide.

22′: Reign still controlling most of the play, but Crystal Dunn breaks free from a shot that Solo smothers.

12′: Seattle free kick punched away.

10′: Naho with a great cross but Leroux can’t get a shot off on the other end.

9′: Fishlock with a header wide off a cross from Cox.

6′: Fletcher pulled off an Oba-flip on the celebration. Washington might’ve had an appeal for a PK (hand-ball in the box) on the other end, but there is no call.

2′: GOAL! Kendall Fletcher knocks in cross! Great start for Seattle. 1-0.

2′: SAVE! Naho corner kick nearly flicked in by Goebel, but Ashlyn Harris made a great diving save.

1′: We are underway. Small crowd, but that’s not entirely unexpected on a wet Wednesday.

Pregame: Play by play will be updated throughout the action here.

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