"When you look around at our locker room and see the squad that we have you know I think to not win it at the end is unfortunate and to know that we won the shield. Best team in the league during the regular season but you know I think this club also has a long-term goal as well. Not just about this year, we have a future we’re looking forward to. We can kind of keep the foundation and keep going from there."
- Megan Rapinoe | 2014 NWSL Final Post-game Interview | 8/31/14
Keep your head up, Megan. You were one of the few bright spots in your squad during the final. You showed up. You did your part. It wasn’t enough today and it wasn’t meant to be your (and Seattle’s) day. You had a great season and I cannot be more proud than to call you my favorite player.
"They’re a fantastic team. I feel like the two best teams are in the final. Been 1, 2 all year basically and style of play, how strong we’ve been from top to bottom, both teams. They kind of like to play the same way we do. They like to have the ball and feel uncomfortable when they don’t have the ball so we’ll try to disrupt that. I’m sure they’ll try and do the same but hopefully we’ll have some kind of home-field advantage which will help. Although, they’ve played in like 160 degrees so we turned it down a little bit for them."
- Megan Rapinoe | NWSL Media Questioning on FC Kansas City | 8/30/14
Erika is a great, up-coming,young talent. I love her skill-set and her attitude towards the game. Yes, I got her jersey to show my love and support for the exciting middy that was born in Detroit, MI. just a drive away. She’s one of my new favorites.
That being said, I want to make this clear right now, Megan Rapinoe will be my favorite Women’s Soccer player forever. I’ve grown up watching her, not only on the pitch, but off as well. She’s been a figure I’ve looked up to ever since I figure out who she was. Megan has changed my life in many different ways, unlike anyone else outside of my family. Megan will always be my #1. The #15 will be in my heart forever, and #15 will always be Megan Rapinoe.
NWSL Championship Game | Sunday, August 31, 2014
News | Notes
- The National Women’s Soccer League will play a 20-game schedule for the 2015 season. The NWSL will also a take brief two-week break during the group stages of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
- Seattle Reign midfielder Kim Little was voted the NWSL Most Valuable Player for the 2014 season.
- FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was named the NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2014 season.
- Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was named the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2014 season.
- Laura Harvey of the Seattle Reign was named the NWSL Coach of the Year for the 2014 season.
Megan Rapinoe | Semi-Final vs. Washington Spirit | 8/24/14 | © Elaine Thompson
USWNT // NWSL Update | 8/22/14
News | Upcoming Schedules
- Kim Little of the Seattle Reign won the NWSL Golden Boot Award for the top goal scorer finishing with 16 in 2014.
- Julie Johnston, defender, for the Chicago Red Stars was voted the NWSL Rookie of the Year.
- NWSL Playoffs kickoff tomorrow (8/23) with the Semi-Finals - Portland Thorns vs. FC Kansas City - Kansas City, MO - 1 pm ET | 10 am PT | ESPN 2
- Seattle will host the Washington Spirit in the other Semi-Final game on Sunday, 11 pm ET | 8 pm PT on ESPN 2
- Many of you watched or saw the WNT take on Switzerland in the first time in NT history getting the win 4-1.
- Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press, and Abby Wambach all got on the scoring sheet Wednesday night in Cary, N.C.
- The WNT will face Mexico next in Utah on Sept. 13th.
Megan Rapinoe & Sydney Leroux of the USWNT | © Lance King | 8/20/14
Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal with teammates Sydney Leroux (2) and Alex Morgan (13) during the international friendly between the US and Switzerland. | © Brad Smith | 8/20/14 | Cary, N.C.
Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal in the 3rd minute during a friendly against Switzerland. | © Brad Smith | 8/20/14 | Cary, N.C.
USWNT 4 - 1 Switzerland (August 20, 2014) | Cary, N.C. | Friendly
• Defender and team captain Christie Rampone made her 295th appearance.
• Carli Lloyd moved past Briana Scurry for 13th in career appearances with 174.
• Lloyd now has 51 goals for her career as she is ninth on the all-time goal scoring list.
• Hope Solo tied Michelle Akers for 17th all-time in career caps with 153.
Next open training: September 12, 2014 | Sandy, Utah
Next match: Friendly(H) vs. Mexico - Sandy, Utah - 4:30pm MT | 6:30pm ET
Megan Rapinoe | WNT vs. Switzerland | 8/20/14
Megan Rapinoe | GOAL | WNT vs. Switzerland | 8/20/14