The Reign back four from last year conceded the second fewest goals in the NWSL, and look to be strong again in front of Solo and Kopmeyer. Carson Pickett looks like a likely replacement for the retired Stephanie Cox at left back. Note: Kendall Fletcher also returns to the unit and is the likely starter […]
The midfield which powered the Reign to the NWSL Shield the past year returns its starters intact, and looks to be a strong unit again. Departures: Mariah Bullock (Nogueira) – retirement Amber Brooks – traded to Houston Dash Newcomers: Havana Solaun – missed 2015 season with a broken ankle suffered in preseason
“Goals change games” is a favourite Laura Harvey adage, and the forwards on a team are often leaned upon to provide them. Last season, Bev Yanez moved into the central slot, and benefited from service from the wings coming from Merritt Matthias and Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe is still rehabilitating an injury and isn’t in training […]
This will primarily be a photo gallery, just to take a look at faces both new and familiar. One thing was clear, though, watching practice this drizzly Monday: this is a team with a sense of unfinished business about it.
After warmups, practice was mainly two quarter-field games of five players and a goalkeeper aside, six minutes apiece with a minute between them. There were a pair of surprises this reporter can disclose: a guest appearance of Mama Steph Cox with little Kaylee, and the presence of Danielle Foxhoven as an active participant.