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Reign Waive Defender Megan Brigman

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Seattle says goodbye to last season's 2nd round draft pick, who only appeared briefly for the club.

Mike Russell

The Reign have released reserve defender Megan Brigman, who only collected 17 minutes of play in two appearances last season. After joining the team as the team's second round pick in the 2014 draft out of North Carolina, she was a casualty of a backline that was able to stay relatively healthy (except for the season-long injury to Amanda Frisbie) and free of international obligations.

The losses of Brigman, Kate Deines (who was dealt to KC for Merritt Mathias), and Carmelina Moscato (who was de-allocated by the Canadian federation and not re-signed by the Reign) open up spots in the defensive rotation that right now are most likely to be filled by the returned Frisbie, newly signed Michelle Cruz, and draft pick Kendall Romine. But that's still a somewhat thin group and I'd expect the team to make at least one more defensive addition, with the tantalizing name of Frankfurt's Alina Garciamendez, whose NWSL rights are held by Seattle, still hanging out there.