Reign Name Harvey First Head Coach
Congratulations to Seattle Reign F.C.
I go into the reasons at ProSoccerTalk, but in their hire of Laura Harvey, the new women’s team in Seattle has shown some real imagination in their decision. Instead of going to the domestic game’s well, they’ve looked abroad and brought in one of the most successful club coaches in the world.
It’s consistent with everything I’ve seen from Bill Predmore’s group. The Seattle owner has impressed since his name first came up in association with the summer’s announced league (that never happened). He was willing to compete with Sounders’ Women for the area’s team, won, and all along has said the right things: not looking to make money; know the challenges; doing it for the sport.
Beyond those platitudes, we now see some serious initiative. It’s an amazing start.