Seattle Reign FC (12-0-3, 39 pts) will try to extend its undefeated streak to a league-record 16 games on Sunday, July 6, as they take on the Boston Breakers (3-10-2, 11 pts) at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. (PT).
Reign FC is coming off a 2-1 victory over the Western New York Flash on Wednesday, with two goals in the final 30 minutes pushing Seattle to the win in Rochester.
Reign FC conceded the first goal for the sixth time in the past eight games, with Flash midfielder Vicky Losada knocking the ball off the crossbar past goalkeeper Hope Solo in the 33rd minute. Reign FC scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute when midfielder Keelin Winters knocked one past goalkeeper Lydia Williams.
The game would remain knotted at one until the 85th minute, when forward Megan Rapinoe — appearing in her first game since the season-opener on April 13 — battled past two Flash defenders to the end line before sending a low cross into the box that found the foot of midfielder Jessica Fishlock for the game-winner.
After missing the past three games, Hope Solo started in goal and made three saves. Solo now has a goals-against average of 0.833 after conceding 10 goals in 12 starts.
Reign FC is in first place in the NWSL standings with 39 points, nine points ahead of second-place FC Kansas City, and 16 points ahead of the third-place Washington Spirit. With the win on Wednesday, Reign FC set the league-record for most points in a season – with nine matches left to play.
Boston is coming off a 3-3 draw with the Spirit on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher leads the NWSL in saves with 64, while Naeher and defender Cat Whitehill have started all 15 games for the Breakers, playing all 1350 minutes of action. Forward Jazmine Reeves leads the Breakers with five goals, while midfielder Heather O’Reilly is tenth in the NWSL in shots with 35 and fifth in shots on goal with 22.
Sunday’s match is the last of three regular season matches between Seattle and Boston. Reign FC won its home opener against the Breakers 3-0 on April 13, with Little scoring her first two goals of the season and Rapinoe adding a third. On June 19, forward Beverly Goebel and Winters would score in the game’s first 25 minutes to propel Seattle to a 2-0 victory away in Boston.
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