The Reign had played at Memorial Stadium in Seattle Center since their second National Women's Soccer League season in 2014. But declining attendance and conditions inside the venue prompted a move to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma and eventually a new soccer-specific facility there as well.
“I think it’s really quite a bold statement by Sports Illustrated, to be honest, because it has been seen as sort of this magazine only...
Reign FC players Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long were selected for the U.S. women’s national soccer team for next month’s World Cup in France.
Expansion, the stability of some clubs, a need for sponsorships and the lack of a TV deal are among the issues faced by the league.
The Reign makes its 2019 debut in Houston against the Dash, which finished sixth in NWSL standings last year.