Elli Reed

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Elli Reed
Elli Reed 2012 2.jpg
Reed playing for FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2012
Personal information
Full name Elli Reed
Date of birth (1989-08-10) August 10, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
2004–2007 Utah Avalanche
2007–2010 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Boston Breakers 21 (1)
2012–2013 FCR 2001 Duisburg 11 (0)
2013–2017 Seattle Reign FC 40 (0)
2013Kristianstads DFF (loan) 8 (0)
2014Melbourne Victory (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2006 United States U-17 4 (1)
2008 United States U-20 13 (0)
2009–2012 United States U-23 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Elli Reed (born August 10, 1989) is an American soccer player from Park City, Utah. She previously played for FCR 2001 Duisburg in the Fußball-Bundesliga (women), Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League as well as the Boston Breakers in the WPS and the WPSL Elite.

Early life[edit]

Reed attended Park City High School for all four years of her high school career. She helped the Park City Miners women's soccer team win the 3A State Championship in 2004 and 2005. Reed also on competed on her high school's state championship team in track and field and cross country.

University of Portland[edit]

In her first two years with the University of Portland, Reed was named a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American (Fourth Team), Soccer Buzz All-West Region Freshman Team, All-WCC Freshman Team, Soccer America National Team of the Week honors, Soccer Buzz All-West Region Third Team, WCC All-Academic Team, All-WCC Second Team and the 2008 Portland Nike Invitational Most Outstanding Offensive Player after recording a hat trick against Northern Arizona University and adding another goal against Colgate University.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Boston Breakers, 2011[edit]

Reed was drafted eighth overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash, but was traded to the Boston Breakers. She made 10 appearances for the team for a total of 575 minutes.[2] After the WPS folded in early 2012, Reed joined the Breakers in the WPSL Elite, the top division of women's soccer in the United States at the time. She helped the Breakers win the regular season title with the game-winning goal over Western New York Flash. Of the goal, she said, "I saw Shep (Katie Schoepfer) play the ball short to Bianca (D'Agostino), and Bianca played it back to Shep, and she hit in a really nice ball. The keeper got a hand on it, but then it hit another girl's chest, and it was bobbling around, and I just hit it in. It feels great, especially since it helped get us the (regular season) title. I'm very excited. There's a good energy amongst the team, and we're feeling good going into playoffs."[3][4]

FCR 2001 Duisburg, 2012[edit]

Reed joined FCR 2001 Duisburg in July 2012. She made 11 appearances for the team, starting 10 games, for a total of 754 minutes.[2]

Seattle Reign FC, 2013–2017[edit]

On February 8, 2013, it was announced that Reed had signed with the Seattle Reign FC for the inaugural season of the NWSL.[5][6] After suffering an ankle injury early in the season, Reed made seventeen appearances for the club, tallying a total of 1,503 minutes. On July 11, 2013, she served her first assist of the season to Christine Nairn helping the Reign defeat the Western New York Flash 3–2 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.[7] On July 14, 2013, during the Reign's first sold-out home match, Reed served her second assist on the season to Nairn, helping the Reign defeat the Washington Spirit 2–1.[8]

Reed returned to the Reign for the 2014 season. The team set a league record unbeaten streak of 16 games during the first part of the season. During the 16 game stretch, the Reign compiled a 13–0–3 record.[9] The Reign finished first in the regular season clinching the NWSL Shield for the first time.[10] After defeating the Washington Spirit 2–1 in the playoff semi-finals, the Reign were defeated 2–1 by FC Kansas City during the championship final.[11] Reed finished the 2014 season having started in 19 of the 22 games in which she played.[12]

Reed announced her retirement September 22, 2017.[13]

Kristianstads DFF, 2013[edit]

Following the conclusion of the 2013 NWSL season, Reed was signed on loan to Swedish side, Kristianstads DFF. She made her debut for the team in a match against Linköping on September 3.[2]

Melbourne Victory, 2014[edit]

Reed signed for Australian club Melbourne Victory on loan and will join them after the conclusion of the 2014 NWSL season.[14][15]


Reed was a member of the United States U-20 women's national soccer team, which won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. She played in six matches, and started in the final match where the United States defeated North Korea, 2–1. She was also a member of the United States U-17 women's national soccer team in 2006.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elli Reed 2009 player page, University of Portland Athletics.
  2. ^ a b c "Elli Reed". Soccer Way. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Breakers take regular season title". ESPN. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Elli Reed powers through adversity". Park City Record. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Seattle Reign sign Elli Reed as fifth free agent". Sounder at Heart. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Reign signs former Women's Bundesliga defender". News Tribune. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Flash lose at Seattle". Buffalo News. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "Reign wins before sellout crowd, TV audience". News Tribune. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  9. ^ "Seattle Reign FC sees unbeaten streak end at 16". The Seattle Times. July 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Reign Dominate Dash to Clinch Shield". Sounder at Heart. July 30, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Bird, Liviu (August 31, 2014). "FC Kansas City beats Seattle Reign to win NWSL championship". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "2014 Player Statistics". National Women's Soccer League. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  13. ^ https://equalizersoccer.com/2017/09/22/friday-roundup-hope-solo-and-u-s-soccer-reach-settlement/
  14. ^ "Reign FC Defender Elli Reed Loaned to Melbourne Victory". Our Sports Central. August 25, 2014.
  15. ^ Trantino, Julian (August 26, 2014). "Victory signs Seattle Reign FC defender". Football Federation Victoria.

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