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Seattle Reign FC Win NWSL Shield and Home Field Advantage

courtesy Seattle Reign FC Facebook Page

courtesy Seattle Reign FC Facebook Page

The Seattle Reign FC has accomplished a stellar turnaround from last year. A year removed from finishing seventh in the eight team league with a record of 5-14-3 (win-loss-tie) and 18 points, the Reign just wrapped up the 2014 NWSL Shield (best record in the regular season) with four games left in the season.

After twenty games into the season the Reign have a record of 15-1-4 and sit on 49 points. They have already broken the record for most points earned in a season. Last year the NWSL Shield went to the Western New York Flash with a record of 10-4-8 on 38 points. Yes, I know the league is only in its second year of existence and there are two more games played this year after the addition of the Houston Dash as the ninth team in the league.

Seattle has set all sorts of different team records with wins, goals scored and clean sheets to name a few. It’s amazing how much different a year can make. Last year Seattle did not get all of their starters until half the season was over for numerous reasons. This year the team has been relatively healthy and has had a majority of their starters for the entire year except when players were called up for international duty.

The biggest addition for Seattle would have to be midfielder Kim Little. She has won multiple player of the week’s awards and she also just set the league record for goals scored in a season with 14. Keep in mind that there still are four games to play and I have no doubt she will add to that record.

As a Seattle resident I am extremely happy for the team and I wish them the best of luck in the playoffs. It will not be easy for them to win the trophy but I know the ladies on the Reign will give it all the got to keep the NWSL trophy in Cascadia after the Portland Thorns won the inaugural championship.

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Chris Blakely is the Lead Writer for StoppageTimeSoccer. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealCBlakely.

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