The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
The flash and fanfare surrounding the Sounders Women and the influx of national team players has subsided as that group heads over to London for the Olympics. Meanwhile the club is looking to hang on to second place and a W-League playoff spot.
The Sounders Women split their matches in Colorado last weekend, dropping a 1:0 contest against the Rapids before taking a 4:1 win over the Rush.
|WL||Sun||May 27||7:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||2-0||Whitecaps FC||Percy Perry Stadium|
|WL||Thu||May 31||10:00 PM ET||Rush||1-2||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Fri||Jun 1||10:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||1-0||Victoria||Royal Athletic Park|
|WL||Mon||Jun 4||10:30 PM ET||Rapids Women||0-3||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Fri||Jun 8||10:00 PM ET||Whitecaps FC||0-0||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Sun||Jun 17||7:00 PM ET||Los Angeles||0-4||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Wed||Jun 20||10:00 PM ET||Pali||2-0||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Sun||Jun 24||4:00 PM ET||Santa Clarita||0-4||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Sat||Jun 30||6:30 PM ET||Sounders Women||0-1||Rapids Women||Dick’s Sporting Goods Park|
|WL||Sun||Jul 1||3:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||4-1||Rush||Valor Christian High School Stadium|
|WL||Fri||Jul 6||10:00 PM ET||Victoria||at||Sounders Women||Starfire Sports Complex Stadium|
|WL||Wed||Jul 11||10:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||at||Santa Clarita||Valencia High School|
|WL||Fri||Jul 13||10:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||at||Los Angeles||Occidental College Patterson Field|
|WL||Sun||Jul 15||6:00 PM ET||Sounders Women||at||Pali||Palisades Charter High School|
The Sounders have four matches remaining with Friday’s home match against Victoria standing as the lone Starfire tilt left. Second place would clinch Seattle a playoff spot, but they will want to keep an eye on the two Colorado clubs behind them, both of which have a match in hand.
Megan Rapinoe in the news for coming ‘Out’
One of the Olympians who played with the Sounders this spring, Megan Rapinoe, made international headlines this week for being clear about her sexuality.
”For the record: I am gay,” she says. In fact, Rapinoe’s been dating her girlfriend, an Australian soccer player, for three years, and even brought her home to visit her family in Northern California last Christmas.
To be honest I’ve been thinking about it for a while, trying to find a time that works, now leading up to the Olympics, people want to get personal stories,” she says. “Our team in general is in a position where people look up to us and kids look up to us. I embrace that and I think I have a huge LGBT following. I think it’s pretty cool, the opportunity that I have, especially in sports. There’s really not that many out athletes. It’s important to be out and to live my life that way.”