Join Seattle Reign FC on June 26 at 3:30 p.m. PT for an official viewing party hosted in conjunction with the American Outlaws at The Atlantic Crossing as the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) take on the China PR Women’s National Team.
The USWNT recorded its third consecutive shutout to defeat Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16 at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and book its ticket to the tournament Quarterfinals.
Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe has been instrumental for the Red, White and Blue, tallying two goals and an assist through four matches. In the Round of 16 victory against Colombia, Rapinoe drew the penalty that lead to the second and final goal of the night.
Hope Solo and USA’s back line have now shut out opponents for 333 straight minutes in this year’s World Cup. Solo also earned her 174th cap, the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history, surpassing Briana Scurry (173 caps; 1994-2008).
Both Lauren Holiday and Rapinoe received a yellow card during the Colombia match, their seconds of the tournament. Both players will now miss USA’s Quarterfinal match against China PR on Friday. In addition to enjoying world-class soccer, fans will have the opportunity to purchase select items from the #SRFCUSA Collection.
Atlantic Crossing is located at 6508 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, 98115. For more information regarding this viewing party, contact Brandon Kolp, Reign FC Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Brandon@Reignfc.com.
For details on single match tickets to a Reign FC match, visit ReignFC.com or call (855) REIGN-FC. Seats start at $19. If you can’t make it to the stadium, download the official, free Reign FC app here to watch every match home and away live via YouTube on your iPhone.
And below is a game preview from the NWSL:
Jessica Fishlock and Seattle Reign FC will both look to continue their recent hot streak when they host FC Kansas City on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT in a rematch of the 2014 NWSL Championship Game at Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
Fishlock had a goal and an assist for the second-consecutive match - including the game-winning goal in the 86th minute - as the Reign rallied for a 3-2 road victory over the Boston Breakers in Week 10.
The Wales international, an NWSL Best XI selection in each of the league's first two seasons, now has four goals and three assists in 2015. The four goals in seven matches equals the number of goals Fishlock had in 22 games last year.
Seattle midfielder Kim Little assisted on Fishlock's game-winning goal and added a goal of her own in the 42nd minute to level the match at 1-1 before forward Beverley Yanez tapped in a pass from defender Elli Reed to hand the Reign their first lead of the match in the 66th minute.
The victory Sunday was the first time this season that coach Laura Harvey's side have recovered points from a losing position. Seattle has now taken 11 points from their last five games - the most in the league during that span - and pulled within one point of the Chicago Red Stars at the top of the table.
The Reign have been particularly effective in the second half of games this year and lead the league in both second-half goals (10) and second-half goal difference (+4).
While Seattle has been firing on all cylinders of late, FC Kansas City enters the match looking to jump-start their offense. The Blues have scored more than one goal just once this season and continued that trend in a 1-1 road draw Friday with Portland Thorns FC.
FCKC were forced to settle for the point against the Thorns after it appeared they were set to take all three points from the game after Sarah Hagen scored her first goal of the season for the Blues.
FC Kansas City led 1-0 against a 10-man Portland side in second-half stoppage time when forward Caroline Kastor darted past the Thorns defense and was one-on-one with goalkeeper Michelle Betos , but saw her shot saved.
The Portland goalkeeper then went forward on a corner several minutes later and scored the game tying goal in the 95th minute. Betos is the first goalkeeper in the history of the NWSL to score a goal.
It was also the latest goal scored in an NWSL game this season and meant that FC Kansas City became the second team in the league this year to not secure all three points in a game in which they led after the 90th minute.