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Reign vs Flash Season Opener - Stream and Game Thread

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This time around it's the Reign who are the models of stability and the Flash who transformed their roster in the offseason.

The 2015 season begins tonight at 4pm at Memorial Stadium, where the defending NWSL Shield winning Seattle Reign will host a rebuilt Western New York Flash.

The Reign will hope to pick up where they left off and start another Shield chase and deep playoff run with a roster that's arguably as strong or stronger than last season's. For the Flash, it's a new beginning. They return only three players from their 2014 season, including only one of their top 8 scorers from last year. That's even a bigger roster overhaul than the one that Laura Harvey architected to turn the Reign from a disappointing 2013 to a dominant 2014, and Flash coach Aaran Lines will be hoping it gets similar results.

The biggest of the Flash additions is forward Sydney Leroux, who just a couple of weeks ago was a Seattle Reign player before her request to leave the team to be closer to her husband in Kansas City triggered a move. The way the trade went down didn't sit well with Leroux, and she's coming back to Seattle looking for revenge.