It’s another Cascadia battle for OL Reign, as the Tacoma club heads to Portland for a match today against the Thorns. The game kicks off at 3 PM PT and will air on CBS Sports Network for fans in the U.S. and Canada and Twitch for international viewers.
Portland is coming into the match hot, having just taken down the Chicago Red Stars 5-0 last weekend. They are a vertical team that likes to get forward as quickly as possible. After a frustrating performance against the Thorns in the Challenge Cup, OL Reign will be looking to keep things tighter this afternoon.
Portland has weapons all over the field, but the Reign are hungry to prove themselves. Let’s hope this is a fun match today.
What to Watch
- Early energy and aggression
- Disrupt in the midfield
- Defend in transition
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Celia Jimenez Delgado (right thigh), Ally Watt (right knee), Quinn (left lower leg)
OUT: Hannah Betfort (left hip)
4’ - Oof. Hard start for the Reign. Bardsley punches a cross away, but it goes right to Christine Sinclair. She calmly chips it in for a goal.
5’ - Pinoe nearly equalizes just a minute later!
9’ - Pinoe equalizer! Jess Fishlock won the free kick in that great spot.
15’ - Shirley Cruz puts the Reign up 2-1!
48’ - Bardsley with a big save!
80’ - Tziarra King off the post!
How to Watch
Join the Discussion
This is your OL Reign versus Portland Thorns gamethread. Join the discussion here in the comments, or follow the action on Twitter: @rovalks.