Seattle Reign FC has signed head coach and GM Laura Harvey to a four-year extension through the 2017 season.
The move comes as a vote of confidence after Harvey turned around Seattle’s 0-9-2 start into a 5-14-3 finish that saw the team go on a six-game unbeaten streak in late June and early July, just after U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe arrived after her season in France with Lyon.
“Our goal is to build one of the world’s premier women’s soccer clubs,” Seattle Reign FC owner Bill Predmore said. “Laura and I share a vision on how we can achieve that objective. We understand that such ambition requires a long-term perspective, stable leadership, consistency in our approach and a relentless drive to improve the club on and off the field.”
Seattle’s turnaround in the second half of the season was clear, as the Reign played some of the best soccer in the league in July.
Harvey previously led Arsenal Ladies FC to three league titles in England.
“We’ve put the foundation in place and have a group of players that we can build around,” Harvey said. “I fully expect that the results of our hard work this year will show up on the pitch next season.”
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