Megan Rapinoe scores a goal and adds an assist for the Reign, which clinches the NWSL Shield for best regular-season record.

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Megan Rapinoe had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Reign FC cruised past the Boston Breakers, 3-1, in a NWSL match Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.

The Reign (12-3-3, 39 points) now leads the NWSL standings by 10 points over second-place Chicago. With the victory, the Reign clinched the NWSL Shield — awarded to the team with the best regular-season record.

Rapinoe gave the Reign a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. Kendal Fletcher made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute and Kim Little scored the Reign’s final goal off Rapinoe’s assist in the 56th minute.

Maddy Evans helped Boston, which dropped to a league-worst 4-12-3, avoid a shutout with a goal in the 88th minute.


• The UW women’s soccer team will take on Seattle University at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Husky Soccer Field in the Huskies’ home opener.

The Huskies are 9-0 all-time against SU, including a 5-0 victory the last time the Redhawks visited Husky Soccer Field two years ago. UW visited SU last season and won 1-0 behind a second-half goal from Kimberly Keever and a saved penalty kick from goalkeeper Megan Kufeld.