With three games left in the NWSL regular season, the Seattle Reign have already secured a semifinal playoff match at home. We now have a date and time for that game.
On Sunday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m., the Reign will face a to-be-determined opponent at Memorial Stadium. The winner will advance to the NWSL final, which will take place at Portland's Providence Park on Thursday, October 1.
Tickets for the semifinal match go on sale to the general public this Thursday at 9 a.m., and can be found at the Reign website. However, you can jump to the front of the line tomorrow by attending the Reign's home match against the Boston Breakers, as playoff tickets will be available at the Reign's tent located on the concourse inside Memorial Stadium.
While the Reign have already secured home-field advantage for the semifinal, they have to earn at least one more point in their next three matches to become back-to-back NWSL Shield winners. They could clinch the shield as early as tomorrow with a win against the Breakers.
Should the Reign finish at the top of the table, they'll face the fourth-place team. The Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City have also secured playoff spots, while the final spot will go to either the Washington Spirit or the Portland Thorns. Here are the current NWSL standings.
The homefield advantage for the semifinal match is huge for the Reign, who have gone 16-0-5 at Memorial Stadium. The semifinal will broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, a first for a Reign home game at Memorial.
A full stadium on September 13 would be a great way to help the Reign advance to their second straight NWSL final.