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Why OL Reign is moving back to Seattle

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Ted S. Warren
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OL Reign and Portland Thorns players march into Lumen Field at the start of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle.

After three years in Tacoma, Seattle's team in the National Women's Soccer League, OL Reign, will once again be in Seattle, starting in 2022. We learn more about what's behind the big news in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."