NWSL – Run The Numbers – Seattle Reign 2-1 Washington Spirit

Seattle roared out to an impressive early lead but were forced to sweat through a second half Washington revival before holding on to a well earned 2-1 win, buoyed by a world class display from Megan Rapinoe.

Seattle Reign Washington Spirit
47% Possession 53%
19 (11) Shots (On Goal) 16 (9)
4 Corners 1
340 (71%) Passes (% Complete) 403 (79%)
54 Challenge % Won 46
71 Aerial Challenge % Won 29
62 Successful Dribble % 55
50 Tackles Won % 53

Woman of the Match – Megan Rapinoe (SEA)

1 goal
1 assist
5 shots on goal
2 key passes
15 challenges won
10 dribbles won (out of 12)

Rapinoe’s passing numbers weren’t exactly great, but she turned it up to God Mode just about everywhere else in a gigantic performance. She’ll be hard to top for player of the week based on Saturday’s evidence.

Megan Rapinoe shots on target

Megan Rapinoe shots on target


Megan Rapinoe challenges won

Megan Rapinoe challenges won

Megan Rapinoe dribbles won

Megan Rapinoe dribbles won

Other Standouts:

2. Mallory Pugh (WSH)

Key Stat: 15 dribbles won, 3 key passes

Surprise, surprise, Pugh is an offensive dynamo. Some of those key passes are going to turn into goals this year.

Mallory Pugh key passes complete

Mallory Pugh key passes complete

3. Allie Long (SEA)

Key Stat: 96% passes complete, 6 of 6 aerial challenges won

So much for being over the hill. Long was clinical with her passing in midfield and dominated Washington in the air.

Allie Long aerial challenges won

Allie Long aerial challenges won

4. Estefania Banini (WSH)

Key Stat: 3 key passes

Banini’s passing was a bit more hit or miss than Pugh, but she still managed a trio of key passes, including the assist on Lohman’s goal.

Estefania's key passes complete.

Estefania’s key passes complete.

5. Jodie Taylor (SEA)

Key Stat: 2 key passes

Taylor ticked a lot of negative boxes on the stat sheet, but she still scored and had a few key passes, underlining her value leading the line for the Reign.

Ballon D’Nope (Minimum 30 Minutes Played)

  1. Meg Dougherty Howard (WSH)

Key Stat: 7 challenges lost

It was not a night to remember for MDH, who connected with just 70% of her passes and didn’t have a single tackle won all night in center midfield.

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2. Ashley Hatch (WSH)

Key Stat: 20 challenges lost

Hatch did have a couple of shots on goal, but her inability to win battles in the air was a big factor in the Spirit’s overall struggles in the air.

Ashley Hatch aerial challenges lost

Ashley Hatch aerial challenges lost

3. Rumi Utsugi (SEA)

Key Stat: 7 tackles lost

Utsugi’s passing numbers weren’t so hot either (61% complete), but her defense was the big red flag, as she lost 7 tackles and 14 of 22 challenges overall

Rumi Utsugi tackles lost

Rumi Utsugi tackles lost

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