Seattle Reign FC announced they have partnered with the Issaquah Soccer Club to create the club’s reserve team, Reign FC Reserves.

“Having a reserve team is an important step forward for our club,” said Reign FC’s Head Coach Laura Harvey. “Given that we have a number of players on the senior squad that may get called away for national team duty from time­‐to­‐time, it is critical that we have quick access to quality players who can help us when our roster is depleted by injuries or national team duty.”

The Reign FC Reserves will play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) beginning this May and will sport the official Reign FC kit with the addition of the Issaquah SC patch. The team will be independently owned and operated. Harvey and her staff will be monitoring the team during practices and matches to scout players for the senior team.

“Our goal is to build Reign FC Reserves into a championship WPSL side and the undisputed #2 women’s team in the Seattle market,” said Erin Redwine, head coach of Seattle Reign FC Reserves. “Reign FC Reserves will offer the top players in Western Washington a unique opportunity – a path to playing professional soccer with Seattle Reign FC.”