Updates: Quakes score late yet again to draw with Portland Timbers, 1-1.
Portland Thorns beats Seattle Reign. 2-1.
First up is Philadelpha at DC United, which will be shown at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. The Union is the Sounders' next opponents -- May 4 in Chester, Pa. -- so here's a chance for a little scouting of Jeff Parke and the rest.
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The nightcap is the Timbers-Earthquakes rematch at San Jose, which will be shown at 8 p.m. on Root.
In NWSL action, the 0-0-1 Reign plays the second game in its history down in the Rose City. Here's a Reign preview provided by the club, along with streaming information:
Seattle Reign FC will play Portland Thorns FC on Sunday, April 21 at 2pm PT. The match will be in Portland at Jen-Weld Field. Nearly 15,000 fans are expected to attend the first match between Reign FC and Thorns FC. Portland Thorns FC features two of the world’s most dynamic and prolific scorers, Canadian Christine Sinclair and USA National Team forward Alex Morgan. Sinclair got her first goal of the season off a PK last week in the match against FC Kansas City. Last weekend Seattle earned a 1-1 draw in a tough, physical match in Chicago against the Red Stars. First round draft pick Christine Nairn scored early in the match off a perfectly placed cross from veteran forward Liz Bogus. Goalkeeper Michelle Betos had a stellar game, making 8 saves to prese rve the draw for Reign FC. Reign FC will again be without forward Tiffany Cameron, a Canadian international who Reign FC signed as a free agent earlier this year. Cameron is wrapping up her studies at Ohio State University and is expected to join up with Reign FC in Seattle early next week. Goalkeeper Hope Solo is still recovering from wrist surgery and will also miss the match. Forward Amy Rodriguez will miss the entire season as the result of her pregnancy. Reign FC forward Lindsay Taylor, who missed last week’s match in Chicago, will be available for the match.
“Since arriving into Seattle, fans and members of the soccer community have given me insight into the rivalry between Seattle and Portland,” said Laura Harvey, GM and Head Coach of Seattle Reign FC. “We know it will be a spirited environment, which we are prepared for and excited to be a part of. We view it as a great opportunity to show how far we have progressed as a team.” The match against Portland will be streamed live at www.ReignFC.com and will be available on-demand within 48 hours of the match by visiting the NWSL channel at www.YouTube.com/NWSL. Reign FC’s opening home match against FC Kansas City will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 8pm at Starfire Stadium. Prices for single match tickets are $26 for Grandstand Premium seating, $22 for Grandstand seating and $19 for Bleacher seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.reignfc.com.