Seattle’s new women’s pro soccer team to start 22-game season April 14

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SEATTLE — Reign FC will open the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season with three games on the road, starting April 14 at the Chicago Red Stars.

Seattle’s home opener is May 4 against FC Kansas City at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.

Twenty-two-game schedules for all eight teams in the new women’s professional soccer league were released Tuesday. All 11 Reign FC home games will kick off in the evening; seven will be played on weekends.

Only a July 3 game against the Boston Breakers conflicts with a Sounders FC home game. Another, July 14 against the Washington Spirit, conflicts with a Storm home game.

Season tickets are available at SeattleReignFC.com; game tickets are set to go on sale mid-March.

The NWSL also announced Tuesday that the top four teams in the league will qualify for the playoffs, with semifinals on Aug. 24 and a championship game on Aug. 31.

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