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OL Reign v. Portland Thorns: Gamethread

It should be a raucous Cascadia derby. 7:30 PM PT. Watch with us.

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Nikita Taparia / Sounder at Heart

OL Reign heads down the I-5 Corridor today for an important rivalry match against the Portland Thorns. The game kicks off at 7:30 PM PT and will air on FOX 13+ locally. It will also stream for free on CBS Sports Golazo, in addition to Paramount+ for fans in the U.S., TSN+ in Canada, and the NWSL website for all other international viewers.

Portland sits in second heading into the weekend with an 8-5-5 record (29 points). OL Reign enters the weekend in fourth place with an 8-7-3 record (27 points). San Diego isn't far ahead of them at the top of the table, with 30 points.

Just three matches remain in the regular season after this weekend.

Match Preview: OL Reign v. Portland Thorns
There’s a lot on the line for this Cascadia rivalry match.

Fans apparently understand the importance of this match, as more than 400 tickets have been distributed to Reign supporters. The atmosphere should match the moment.

What to Watch

  • Final third precision: The Reign have dominated recent matches, but they haven't been precise in the final third. As a result, they've struggled to score and win matches in recent weeks. Can they be more precise at Providence Park?
  • Contain Portland: The Thorns are extremely dangerous in transition. The Reign can't give the ball away in bad spots – and have to be organized behind the ball to contain Portland's threats.
  • Get Pinoe a win: Megan Rapinoe is playing her last regular-season match in Portland, where she loves to play and score. Can the Reign get three points in her honor?




30' - Hina Sugita puts Portland up.

35' - Morgan Weaver doubles Portland's lead.

Injury / Availability Report

OL Reign

OUT: Rose Lavelle (leg)

Portland Thorns

OUT: Janine Beckie (SEI - knee), Tegan McGrady (ankle), Sophia Smith (knee)

How to Watch

Time/Date: Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM PT

Location: Providence Park, Portland

TV: FOX 13+

Streaming: CBS Sports Golazo (Free!), Paramount+ (US), NWSL Website (International)

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