Utah Royals FC head coach Laura Harvey’s return to the Emerald City didn’t end in an ideal manner on Wednesday night.
The coach/general manager of Seattle Reign FC for five seasons before taking over in Utah, Harvey fell to her former squad thanks to a 54th-minute header from United States Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe, the difference-maker in a 1-0 Reign victory.
.@mPinoe peels off the post and sends the header home. Goal, @ReignFC!#SEAvUTA | #NWSL pic.twitter.com/GKCyq11MVZ
— NWSL (@NWSL) July 12, 2018
The loss was URFC’s second straight, and the club has collected just four points in its last five matches as it fights to stay in the postseason race. Now two-thirds of the way through the regular season, URFC remains four points out of the fourth and final playoff spot.
After a first half that saw Harvey’s side whiff on a couple of golden chances at goal, the Reign earned a corner kick from the right side early in the second. The ball sailed to the left side of the goal area, and Rapinoe headed it back toward the top right corner of the goal, and no URFC player could save it.
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