OL Reign plays their third NWSL Fall Series match against the Portland Thorns today. The game against their Cascadia rivals kicks off at 5 PM PT and will stream exclusively on Twitch.
Portland got the better of the Reign 10 days ago, but the Tacoma side are now well rested and had plenty of time to learn from their mistakes. They’ll need to be a lot sharper in their passing and do more to disrupt Portland’s midfield.
What to Watch
- Create and finish chances early
- Control the possession
- Disrupt the midfield
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Kelcie Hedge (SEI – right knee), Julia Ashley (back), Lauren Barnes (loan), Michelle Betos (knee), Celia Jiménez Delgado (loan), Jess Fishlock (loan), Machaela George (loan), Darian Jenkins (loan), Yuka Momiki (loan), Quinn (loan), Megan Rapinoe (voluntary opt-out)
OUT: Adrianna Franch (knee), Bella Bixby (knee), Gabby Seiler (right thigh), Celeste Boureille (loan), Meaghan Nally (loan)
Madison Hammond gets her first career start!
Our Starting XI squad is in. pic.twitter.com/JqpUAK6Ldf— OL Reign (@OLReign) October 10, 2020
Portland brings a full-strength lineup.
...— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) October 10, 2020
Our final starting XI for 2020. #RGNvPOR #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/3k9mPNeqE1
43’ - Thorns go up 1-0 on a rather soft penalty call.
Cool as you like from the spot by @sincy12— NWSL (@NWSL) October 11, 2020
0-1 | #RGNvPOR
Tune in now on @Twitch.#NWSLFallSeries | #VerizonCommunityShield pic.twitter.com/QKRYawigJW
46’ - Reign equalizer! Amber Brooks with the quick redirect on Shirley Cruz’s shot.
Quick thinking from @abrooks22 and @OLReign have equalized!— NWSL (@NWSL) October 11, 2020
1-1 | #RGNvPOR
Tune in now on @Twitch.#NWSLFallSeries | #VerizonCommunityShield pic.twitter.com/dB6tf3csLk
73’ - Another suspect penalty call. 2-1 Thorns.
.@sincy12 x 2️⃣ from the PK spot.— NWSL (@NWSL) October 11, 2020
1-2 | #RGNvPOR
Tune in now on @Twitch.#NWSLFallSeries | #VerizonCommunityShield pic.twitter.com/qvETGIzZC1
How to Watch
Time/Date: Saturday, October 10 | 5 PM PT
Where: Cheney Stadium | Tacoma, WA
Livestream (US/Canada): Twitch
Livestream (International): Twitch
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