SEATTLE (May 22, 2015) — Seattle Reign FC played to a 1-1 draw against the China PR Women’s National Team in an international friendly on Friday, May 22 in front of a crowd of 4,021 attendees on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
Early Shots: photos from Wilson Tsoi
Match Photos: by Francine Scott
In a match that also served as a send-off for Seattle’s pair of U.S. Women’s National Team players — goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Megan Rapinoe — Reign FC played a China PR side preparing to compete at the FIFA Women’s World Cup even early.
After a scoreless 30 minutes, China PR notched the first goal of the match at the 36-minute mark as a ball from 30 yards out skipped through a scrum of players and past goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer.
Bringing the second half to a start in the 48th minute, midfielder Kim Little crossed a free kick from outside the 18-yard line to the head of forward Beverly Yanez to bring the score even.
The friendly was Seattle’s first against a national side since a 6–0 win over Haiti at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila in June 2013.
Yanez goal sequence by Wilson Tsoi
With the team’s reprieve from league play now complete, Reign FC gets back to NWSL action next weekend with a home game next Saturday, May 30 against the Chicago Red Stars. That game is set for a 7 p.m. start on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
Visit ReignFC.com or call (855) REIGN-FC for details on single match tickets. Seats start at $19. To catch the action away from Memorial Stadium, download the official, free Reign FC app at http://apple.co/1DffbFL to watch every match live via YouTube.
Match: Seattle Reign FC vs. China PR Women’s National Team
Date: May 22, 2015
Venue: Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium (Seattle, Wash.)
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Goals by Half 1 2 F
SEA 0 1 1
CHINA PR 1 0 1
About Seattle Reign FC:
Seattle Reign FC is one of nine teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. The NWSL is the premier women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as talent from around the world. Seattle Reign FC train and host home matches at Memorial Stadium, located in the shadow of the Space Needle next to the Seattle Center. For more information on the club visit www.ReignFC.com or call 855-REIGNFC.
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