OL Reign hosts the Orlando Pride on Sunday afternoon in an important match. With just two points separating the two sides, and both teams at the moment outside of the playoff picture, securing all three points is virtually a must for OL Reign.
The match kicks off at 3 PM PT and will air on FOX 13+ locally, in addition to streaming on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and the NWSL website for international viewers.
After the results from yesterday's matches, the Reign are on the outside of the playoff line looking in. The Reign's 24 points put them currently in seventh place, with the Pride just behind them with 22. However, the Reign can put themselves in a good position with a win. Depending on how other matches go today, the Reign could jump as high as third with a win (if San Diego loses and the Spirit lose or draw).
What to Watch
- Orlando's pressure: The Pride are an extremely athletic side that like to make life difficult for opponents. Can the Reign calmly build out of the pressure?
- Integrating our World Cup players: OL Reign had nine players out for the last two months (8 in the World Cup, plus Jess Fishlock who was injured). Now that everyone is back, can the Reign find some rhythm?
- Early home goal: OL Reign are dominant at home when they score first. Can the Reign get off to a quick start on Fan Appreciation Day at Lumen Field?
3' - Anna Moorhouse receives a red for denying a goal-scoring opportunity!
19' - Carly Nelson punches Jess Fishlock's shot over the bar.
45+1' - Thought this was it! But Carly Nelson comes up big for Orlando again.
49' - Jordyn Huitema makes it 1-0!
Injury / Availability Report
OUT: Carrie Lawrence (SEI – knee), Adriana (thigh), Thais Reiss (thigh)
How to Watch
Time/Date: Sunday, September 3, 3 PM PT
Location: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
TV: FOX 13+
Streaming: Paramount+ (US), NWSL Website (International)
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