“We’ve got a strong core group of world-class players, and look forward to building from this foundation in the weeks ahead,” said Amy Carnell, GM of the Seattle Reign FC.
Seattle Reign FC was allocated Megan Rapinoe (USA), Amy Rodriguez (USA), Hope Solo (USA), Kaylyn Kyle (CAN) , Emily Zurrer (CAN) , Jenny Ruiz (MEX) and Teresa Noyola (MEX).
“We’ve got a great mixture of positions and players with lots of experience,” said Head Coach Laura Harvey. “A great start to an exciting time! I look forward to working with these players and focusing on building the rest of our squad.”
Very excited to announce I have been allocated to the SEATTLE REIGN for the 2013 season:) can’t wait to start the season:)
— Kaylyn Kyle (@KaylynKyle) January 11, 2013
Tan feliz que voy a jugar en Seattle con @seattlereignfc so grateful for such an AMAZING opportunity!
— Jenny Ruiz (@JenRuiz13) January 11, 2013
Megan Rapinoe (USA, M)
Member of the 2012 Olympic gold medal team. While a member of the 2011 World Cup Team, Rapinoe served up a cross that resulted in Abby Wambach heading in the game-tying during extra-time against Brazil. During high school Rapinoe was named a Parade and NSCAA All-American both as a junior and senior. Attended the University of Portland with her twin sister and helped the Pilots win the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship during her freshman year. Even though she had another year of college eligibility remaining she opted to join the WPS in 2009 and was drafted second overall by the Chicago Red Stars (WPS). Rapinoe was named a WPS All-Star during her first season while scoring two goals and assisting on three others. She finished out her WPS career by playing for the Philadelphia Independence (WPS) and magicJack (WPS). Named to the shortlist for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2012.
Amy Rodriguez (USA, F)
A two-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States and assisted Carli Llyod on the game winning goal in the gold medal match of the 2008 Olympics. Scored the game winning goal against Italy that put the United States into the 2011 World Cup. In high school Rodriguez was a two-time Parade All-American and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005. Attended the University of Southern California where she helped the Trojans win the 2007 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. Drafted first overall by the Boston Breakers (WPS) in the 2009 WPS Draft and played for the Breakers for one season before finishing her WPS career out with the Philadelphia Independence.
Hope Solo (USA, GK)
A two-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States who recorded her first Olympic assist on a goal Alex Morgan netted against France. Solo actually started our her career as a forward during high school where she netted 109 goals and was a two-time Parade All American. Attended the University of Washington and switched from forward to goalkeeper and became four-time All-Pac-10 selection and a three-time NSCAA All-American. Allocated to the St. Louis Athletica (WPS) for the inaugural WPS season and was named the 2009 WPS Goalkeeper of the Year. After the Athletica folded in 2010, Solo went on to play for both the Atlanta Beat (WPS) and the magicJack (WPS).
Kaylyn Kyle (CAN, M)
Played for Canada’s U-17 and U-20 teams and competed twice in the U-20 World Cup. Was a member of the 2011 Pan American games gold medal team after defeating Brazil in the finals. Scored four goals and added four assists during the 2011 World Cup Qualifications. Won bronze during the 2012 Olympics.
Emily Zurrer (CAN, D)
Member of the Canadian National U-16, U-17 and U-19 Teams. Named MVP of 2004 U-19 World Championship Qualifying Tournament. Member of Canada’s 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams. Played for the University of Illinois and was the school’s first three-time All-American.
Jenny Ruiz (MEX, D)
Played for UNLV from 2001-2004 and the Bay Area Breeze (WPSL) in 2012. Was part of Mexico’s 2011 Pan American Games bronze medal team and scored the game-winning goal against Colombia.
Teresa Noyola (MEX, M)
Family moved to California when she was only 3. Named the National Youth Club Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Played for Stanford University and scored 9 goals and had 15 assists during her senior season. She scored the winning goal against Duke in the national finals. Won the 2011 Hermann Trophy and well as being named the 2011 College Cup’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player.
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