OL Reign is back in action on Saturday night in their final regular-season match of the year. They head on the road to face Kansas City, with a playoff spot already secure but a first-round bye on the line. The game kicks off at Legends Field at 5 PM PT and will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and Twitch for international viewers.
Win or draw and the Reign retain their second-place spot, which would give them a bye for the first round of the playoffs and a home semifinal match.
After some uncharacteristic performances in their last two matches, OL Reign will be hoping for some momentum heading into the playoffs. And they’ll be doing it in a tough environment. KC hasn’t lost a match at home since June and have figured out how to contain visitors on their narrow field.
What to Watch
- Defend well in transition
- For the love of everything, please score early — and get Bethany Balcer the Golden Boot
- Disrupt KC high up the field
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Sam Hiatt (Covid Protocol)
OUT: Jordyn Listro (excused absence), Chloe Logarzo (right knee-SEI), Hailie Mace (concussion), Arielle Ship (right lower leg-SEI)
How we're lining up at Legends Field for the last time ⤵️#KCvRGN | #WePlayForKC pic.twitter.com/dZZ5NnQYxE— KC NWSL (@KCWoSo) October 30, 2021
Your Starting XI | @KCWoSo— OL Reign (@OLReign) October 30, 2021
Let’s GOOO! #olreign #bebold #KCvRGN pic.twitter.com/fS2ivVaztM
3’ - An early look from Marozsan is punched over!
Franch stops a rocket early on! #KCvRGN l https://t.co/k1mmahThWQ l #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/4xTBcsJdv8— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 31, 2021
35’ - Gooooooal, OL Reign! It’s an own goal, but we’ll take it. We must have traded Chicago before the roster freeze for their MVP, Own Goal.
KC own goal makes it 1-0 Reign#KCvRGN l https://t.co/k1mmahThWQ l #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/MIOfWWTg3n— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 31, 2021
48’ - Goal, OL Reign! Eugenie Le Sommer finishes yet another Reign corner chance.
OL Reign's 8th cross goes to Le Sommer!#KCvRGN l https://t.co/k1mmahThWQ l #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/E0n7QrmS9R— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 31, 2021
64’ - Le Sommer brace!
LE SOMMER! 3rd Brace of the season makes it 3-0 OL Reign#KCvRGN l https://t.co/k1mmahThWQ l #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/E2DHIkU5V1— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) October 31, 2021
How to Watch
Date/Time: October 30, 5 PM PT
Location: Legends Field, Kansas City, KS
Streaming (US/Canada): Paramount Plus
Streaming (International): Twitch (search NWSLOfficial)
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