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12:00 a.m. – Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC is back at Lumen Field today, Sunday, May 19, to take on the undefeated Orlando Pride in the 17th meeting ever between the two teams. In addition to the exciting play on the field, the Reign will host its annual AANHPI Heritage Celebration!

WHEN AND WHERE: Reign FC kicks off at 3:00 PM PT at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

WHERE TO WATCH: Tickets for the game are available HERE to watch the action from Lumen Field. Otherwise, fans can tune in Kong, KING 5+, NWSL+, Paramount+ or CBS Sports Golazo Network.

Records and rankings in the 2024 NWSL regular season (WLD): Seattle Reign FC: 2-6-1 (13th place), Orlando Pride: 6-0-3 (3rd place)

Important points before the game:

1. LAST MEETING – Seattle Reign FC and the Orlando Pride last met in September 2023. The Reign hosted the Pride in front of over 10,000 spectators and earned a 1-0 victory. Orlando goalkeeper Anna Morehouse received a red card in the third minute, forcing the visitors to play down a player for almost the entire game.

Striker Jordyn Huitema scored the game-winning goal less than five minutes into the second half. Her shot in the 49th minute was low and hard and went past the goalkeeper, ultimately earning three points for the Reign.

2. SCOUTING ORLANDO – The Pride currently sit third in the NWSL standings and are undefeated in nine games in 2024. The Pride come into this game on a six-game winning streak and have kept four clean sheets in that span.

Orlando last met expansion club Bay FC and won 1-0. Pride striker Adriana scored a penalty in the 32nd minute of the game after striker Barbra Banda committed the foul in the penalty area.

The Pride have six players out before today's game due to injury: Angelina (knee), Celia (hip), Simone Charley (SEI – leg), Luana (SEI – illness), Megan Montefusco (SEI – heel) and Viviana Villacorta (SEI ). – Knee) and a player who is questionable before the game – Mariana Larroquette (lower leg).

“I think we feel opportunistic. I think at this point we'll be the underdogs in every game we play right now and I think that's an exciting position to be in in many ways. We need to get results “That's obvious and I think we have good scope heading into this game,” said Seattle Reign FC defender Phoebe McClernon.

3. LOOK FORWARD – Although the Reign have not had an ideal start to the season, the team continues to look forward and build on the performances they have achieved this season.

“I think something that's been frustrating in all the games we've lost this year is that we've gone home not feeling like we've done anything at all – especially in Portland, I think “The first half was one of ours. “We're the better halves of football we've played this year, so there's a lot of positives to take from that,” McClernon said.

“I think that we obviously want to improve our conversion rate when it comes to scoring. I think we had really good chances in Portland and just converting those chances into real goals is something we definitely want to do here. So I think we’re optimistic again that we can do that.”

The team is also excited to be back at Lumen and will rely on the support of the home crowd to be successful.

“I'm happy to be back home. Obviously we have a strong team ahead of us. They had a fantastic start to the season. They deserve all the recognition that is given to them. I'm looking forward to facing them and seeing how we do. So I think I’m really excited to be back home,” said Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey.

MultiCare availability report:

OUT OF

Claudia Dickey (knee)

Jordyn Huitema (back)

Quinn (knee)

QUESTIONABLE

None

Anna Harden

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