Stephanie Cox, Kate Deines and Jess Fishlock from the Seattle Reign FC joined Margaret to talk about the team, which is part of the newly-formed National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). This is a professional league featuring eight teams in its inaugural season. Stephanie, Kate and Jess shared their experience this season, as well as a bit about their respective backgrounds.
The Reign FC's next home game is Thursday, July 25 against the Chicago Red Stars. The game begins at 7:00pm at Starfire Stadium. For more information about the Seattle Reign FC and their scheule, visit their website by clicking here.
For those who are curious about the difference between the Seattle Reign FC and Seattle Sounders Women, the Sounders are an amateur/developmental team, while the Reign FC is a professional team. In fact, Stephanie and Kate both played for the Sounders Women; Kate even played for the team while in high school.
Here's more information about Stephanie Cox, Kate Deines and Jess Fishlock:
Stephanie attended the University of Portland and was a member of the US women's soccer team that took the gold medal in at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.Stephanie is a member of the US Women's national team, along with 2008 Olympics teammate Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe(a member, with Hope, of the 2012 US team that won the gold at the Olympics in London)
Kate was a standout at Issaquah High School, where she led the girls soccer team to its first ever state championship in 2004, followed by two more in 2006 and 2007. She was twice named Gatorade's Player of the Year for Washington and enjoyed a stellar career with the University of Washington. Follow Kate on Twitter: @KateDeines
Jess is a member of the Welsh national team and played professionally in Wales, England (Bristol) and Australia (Melbourne) before accepting a position with the Seattle Reign FC. She remains a member of the Welsh national team and will join them following the Reign's season to help push for a qualifying spot in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Jess also writes a regular column for the BBC's sports website. Click here to check it out. Follow Jess on Twitter: @JessFishlock