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Reign vs Arsenal Friendly: Stream and Gamethread

We take a brief break from league action as Seattle hosts a friendly against the defending FA Cup Champions - and Kim Little's old club

While you're warming up for tonight's Reign friendly against Arsenal, take some time to read our detailed preview of the match.

The first ever match between an NWSL team and a FAWSL team (as far as I can tell) should be a nice relaxing break for the team from a disappointing run in the league that has them searching for their identity in the absences of Jess Fishlock, Manon Melis, and Megan Rapinoe.

Instead we should see a few enthusiastic minutes from recently crowned BBC World Women's Player of the Year Kim Little against her old team before she's carefully wheeled back into her protective glass, and then a parade of reserve players who'll get a chance to prove their worth against the FA Cup champions.

Keep a particular eye out for Havana Solaun, who's gone missing through the start of the season despite all of the injures in the attack. And watch for some positional experimentation from Laura Harvey, who might be looking for different answers after the most recent home loss.

Regardless of the lineups, the priority here should be to get in a fun spectacle for the fans without risking any more serious injuries to the squad, even if it means we're not fully committing to defending the honor of the league or American women's soccer.

Kickoff is at 7:30 at Memorial, or on Youtube for the stream.

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