The National Women’s Soccer League has had a very successful season so far. The final league game will be played tonight between Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City at 9:30 PM EDT.
Seattle Reign FC was ranked first in the league with a total of 13 wins, 4 losses, and 4 ties. FC Kansas City is ranked third in the league.
Kansas City pulled an upset victory over the second-ranked Chicago Red Stars (3-0 in the league semi final) on September 13th. On the same day, Seattle Reign crushed fourth-ranked Washington Spirit, also 3-0.
Oakland Mills High School (OMHS) senior Kat Stockford looks forward to the matchup between these two great teams. However, she favors seattle for the champion. “With Megan Rapinoe in the middle, or I guess she plays forward for this team, she has such good ball skills, that’s a solid team.”
The final will be a night to anticipate, with both teams boasting players from the recently crowned 3rd-time Women’s World Cup US Women’s National Team. Lead scorer Abby Wambach, who recently retired from the women’s National Team, will face off against star midfielder Megan Rapinoe in a match under the lights to crown a league champion.
Infamous goalkeeper Hope Solo is also on Seattle Reign, making them a serious contender for the title of National Women’s Soccer League Champion.