Aug 31, 2014; Tukwila, WA, USA; The Seattle Reign FC during the National Anthem prior to the game between the Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City at Starfire Soccer Stadium. Kansas City defeated Seattle 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
NWSL side, Seattle Reign FC are all set for revenge as they compete for the NSWL Championship this Thursday 1st October.
Reign will face FC Kansas City at Providence Park, Portland in what is a rematch of the 2014 Championship game.
The result of last seasons game was a 2-1 victory for FC Kansas and Reign FC are determined to set the record straight and exact revenge for the painful defeat.
Aug 31, 2014; Tukwila, WA, USA; FC Kansas City supporters hold the National Women
The two sides traded blows in regular season fixtures this year, with both winning their respective home games. However, in the overall context of the season, Reign have been much the superior, finishing 1st and claiming the Supporters Shield.
Reign finished a huge 10 points ahead of their nearest challenger, Chicago Red Stars, with Kansas since beating the Stars in a comprehensive 3-0 road victory to set up the tie against Seattle.
“I never want that feeling again. Ever in my life.” – Laura Harvey, Head Coach
Head Coach, Laura Harvey, spoke to ReignFC.com this week and could not have been clearer about her players desire to avenge last seasons disappointment. She stated: “There’s a different mindset in the girls this year that wasn’t there last year”, adding “we will leave absolutely everything we have on that field in Portland to go and get what we really want…I never want that feeling again. Ever in my life.”Due to a mid-season rule change, Reign FC will no longer have the home field advantage, the game instead being played at a neutral venue. However, any fans wishing to travel down to Portland can purchase tickets HERE (using code REIGNFC to get the correct sections).
If Portland is just too far to travel on a Thursday, don’t worry! You can watch the game at any number places in Seattle. Our pick, head to the Sport Restaurant & Bar in KOMO Plaza for the Official NWSL Championship Viewing Party.
Even better still, SPORT are offering all fans 10% off their total bill, just print off the tickets HERE.
The game kicks off at 6:30pm PT (Fox Sports 1). Don’t miss it!