The U.S. women’s national team settled for a 1-1 tie with Japan in the opener of the Algarve Cup. Reign FC’s Sydney Leroux scored the opening goal in the 59th minute when she blocked the goalkeeper’s clearance into the net. Japan equalized in the 83rd minute, however, when captain Aya Miyama fired a 35-yard knuckler of…More
Monday will apparently be a double-dose on jersey releases. The Sounders are set to unveil their third jersey at a private event later tonight at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop. U.S. Soccer this morning released its new home jersey for the 2014 season, a look to be worn at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil (the…More
The National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was announced Monday, and it includes Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride and Bob Bradley. McBride and Lilly were voted in as players while Bradley was voted in as “builder”. None of the candidates on the veteran ballot received enough votes. Further information on the induction ceremony will be…More
U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni has named four Reign FC players to his 24-player roster for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal: goalkeeper Hope Solo, defender Stephanie Cox, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and forward Sydney Leroux. The tournament goes from March 5-12, and the team leaves Tuesday. Here is a link to the More
The U.S. women’s national team scored seven times in the second half to beat Russia, 8-0, in a friendly Thursday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (this after a 7-0 win in the first meeting Saturday). Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe had a hand in about five of the goals with two assists, two crosses that…More
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The U.S. women’s national team cruised to a 7-0 win against Russia on Saturday, a friendly played in front of 8,857 in Boca Raton, Fla. In a game the USWNT held a 32-3 advantage in shots, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press each scored twice, and goals were added by Abby Wambach, Heather O’Reilly and Reign…More
The U.S. women’s national team played its first game of 2014 Friday, and a 1-0 win over rival Canada had an unmistakable Reign FC influence. Forward Sydney Leroux scored the winner in the 78th minute (she has 25 goals in 44 games), goalkeeper Hope Solo made one save to record her 68th career shutout (three…More
U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni has called in 24 players for upcoming friendlies against Canada and Russia, and four them play for Reign FC: goalkeeper Hope Solo, forward Sydney Leroux, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and defender Stephanie Cox. The U.S. will play Canada on Jan. 31 (Frisco, Tex.) and then Russia on Feb. 8…More
Reign FC will have six of the 50 allocated national-team players in the NWSL next season. The league unveiled the official list Friday morning, and the majority of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican internationals were already on their team’s rosters.
For that reason, you shouldn’t be too surprised to see Seattle’s allocated players: goalkeeper Hope Solo (USA), forward/midfielder Megan Rapinoe (USA), forward Sydney Leroux (USA), defender Stephanie Cox (USA), defender Carmelina Moscato (Canada), and defender Ari Romero (Mexico).
Cox joined the Reign last season after having a baby and is a new U.S. allocated player in 2014. The only new player to the team is Romero, a rookie out of the University of Nebraska. Rapinoe, of course, will join the team in June following another loan with France’s Lyon.
Regarding some of last year’s allocated players, Jenny Ruiz (Mexico) was not selected to be one of the federation’s eight this season and won’t return to the Reign. Emily Zurrer (Canada) has joined Jitex BK of Sweden.
Leaguewide, the breakdown of allocated players is 26 Americans, 16 Canadians and eight Mexicans. As a reminder, allocated played have their salaries subsidized by the national-team federations to keep costs down for club owners.
New to the group this season are five Americans (Cox, Yael Averbuch, Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Christen Press), four Canadians (Jonelle Filigno, Rachel Quon, Chelsea Stewart and Melissa Tancredi) and two Mexicans (Romero, Jackie Acevedo).
Of note, there is an expansion draft coming up for the Houston Dash. No players can be waived until that takes place, more details on it to come, but trades can be made starting today until Monday.
Full team-by-team allocations after the jump:More