The 2024 NWSL season will take a step forward next week as players begin reporting to their respective clubs to begin the preseason. Seattle Reign FC announced that their training camp will begin with a trip to two locations: Newport Beach, California, and Alajuela, Costa Rica.
First, the players will report today to the exclusive Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila on Wednesday, January 24, before heading as a group to southern California. They will train there for six days and then move to the warmer climes of Costa Rica, staying there until Saturday, February 10. This will be the club’s first time visiting Costa Rica, and while there, they will use the facilities on the Costa Rican side. , Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.
“We are very happy to travel to Costa Rica for the first time in the history of the club. It is not only an opportunity for the team to start the preseason at a high level of the game, but to build a meaningful connection with the community, both on and off the pitch,” said Reign FC Associate General Manager Santiago Gallo in the club’s announcement.
While a list of players who will be part of Seattle’s training camp has not been revealed, the three players selected in last week’s NWSL Draft are a few. undrafted college playersThe trialists are expected to be part of the traveling group that will join Lauren Barnes, Jess Fishlock, Sofia Huerta, Alana Cook, Tziarra King, Olivia Van der Jagt, and the rest of the Reign squad. Reign FC General Manager Lesle Gallimore has announced that one or two players the club is chasing could join them in time for the start of camp.
“This time together, away from the market, is key for the team and staff to be able to focus on setting the tone for the season. It creates an environment where, as a new group, we can start building relationships that foster the winning, competitive, and cohesive team mentality that makes us Seattle Reign FC,” said Gallimore.
The 2024 NWSL season begins on Friday, March 15, as the league announced that 2023 NWSL Champions Gotham FC will take on 2023 NWSL Shield winners San Diego Wave FC in a modified NWSL Challenge Cup match. The rest of the league also kicks off this weekend, with matchups, locations, and kickoff times yet to be announced.