Seattle Reign FC

Reign will host NWSL semi-final; Kim Little named Player of the Week

NWSL-Logo_no_textSEATTLE (August 24, 2014) — Seattle Reign FC will host a semi-final match on Sunday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) on the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

Reign FC’s opponent for the match will be determined by the results of matches over the next two weeks; FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars are all potential opponents for the match. The match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

“Our first target was to reach the playoffs and the second target was having a home playoff game,” said head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “I think that was huge for us last year and hopefully it will be again this season.”

The top four teams in the NWSL standings qualify for the playoffs, with the first and second teams each hosting semi-final matches on Sunday, Sept. 13. The first place team will host the fourth place team and the second place team will host the third place team.

Supporters who previously purchased 2015 Seattle Reign FC full season or partial season ticket packages will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets online beginning Tuesday, August 25 at 9 a.m. (PT). An email with details on the pre-sale offer will be sent to qualified supporters on Tuesday morning.

Fans attending Wednesday’s match against the Boston Breakers will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase semi-final tickets at the Reign FC ticketing tent located on the concourse inside Memorial Stadium.

Tickets will then be made available online to the general public starting at 9 a.m. (PT) on Thursday, August 27 on Reign FC’s website at www.reignfc.com/semifinal.

Tickets for the semi-final match are priced at $20 in the Upper Grandstand, $27 in the Lower Grandstand and $35 in the Premium Seating section. Reign FC will open the complete lower sections of both grandstands for the match.

Should Reign FC emerge victorious from the semi-final game, the NWSL Championship Match – which will also be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 – will take place at 6:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 1 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

Reign FC currently sits at the top of the NWSL standings with 36 points. Seattle Reign FC will win the NWSL Shield for the second season in a row with a win in Wednesday’s home match against the Boston Breakers.

“We are in a position now where we can win the Shield,” Harvey said. “That is our focus going into Wednesday’s match against Boston. We want Memorial to stay a place that people fear to play.”

The Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City each clinched a playoff spot over the weekend. Chicago currently sits second place in the league with 29 points while FC Kansas City has 28 points. The final playoff spot will go to either the Washington Spirit or Portland Thorns FC.

Reign FC has three games remaining in its regular season schedule, including back-to-back home matches beginning with the Boston Breakers on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. (PT), and Sky Blue FC three days later on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. (PT). Reign FC will then hit the road for its regular season finale against the Washington Spirit onSeptember 5 at 4 p.m. (PT).

Fans can purchase tickets for Reign FC’s remaining regular-season matches by visiting ReignFC.com or calling (855) REIGN-FC. Tickets start at just $19.

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REIGN FC MIDFIELDER KIM LITTLE VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kim Little.

Kim Little.

SEATTLE (August 25, 2015) – Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 19 of the 2015 NWSL season.

Little, 25, recorded her first ever NWSL hat trick as she carried Reign FC to a 3-0 victory on the road against the Houston Dash on Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The Aberdeen, Scotland native’s first goal came in the 42nd minute following a ball played over the top by defender Lauren Barnes. Little accelerated past the Houston Dash backline and calmly carried the ball into the 18-yard box before sending her shot over goalkeeper Erin McLeod.

reignfc-croppedLittle brought the same energy into the second half as she blasted a shot across the goal and into the back of the net in the 74th minute of the match, giving Reign FC a 2-0 lead. Her efforts wouldn’t end there as she tested her luck in the final minute of regulation by moving past four Dash players and chipping the ball over McLeod to complete her hat trick.

Currently, Little has the second most goals scored in the league with nine, four goals behind Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn who leads the league with 13 goals.

The University of Hertfordshire alum is the sixth Reign FC player to be honored as the NWSL Player of the Week. Teammates Megan Rapinoe, Jessica Fishlock and Beverly Yanez received the award earlier this season during Weeks 1, 9 and 15, respectively.

Seattle Reign FC will return to action on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. PT against the Boston Breakers at Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.

The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.

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