It’s OL Reign’s final 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup match tonight. The Reign, who have a 1-1-1 record heading into game four of the preseason tournament, will face Kansas City at 5 PM PT. The game will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and Canada, and on Twitch for international viewers.
OL Reign’s regular-season debut will come in just under two weeks, on May 15 at Cheney Stadium. Tonight’s match is an opportunity for the team to continue to show progress on the style head coach Farid Benstiti wants them to play: possession-based, efficient in their movement, and organized defensively.
Let’s have some fun and score some goals.
What to Watch
- How OL Reign uses its possession
- Stop Amy Rodriguez
- Limit dangerous mistakes/giveaways
Injury Report / Absences
KC: OUT: Elizabeth Ball (right lower leg), Diana Matheson (left foot), Arielle Ship (right lower leg), Abby Smith (right thigh); Mariana Larroquette (one-game suspension for unsporting behavior); QUESTIONABLE: Darian Jenkins (left thigh)
REIGN: OUT: Kelcie Hedge (ACL), Sam Hiatt (head), Megan Rapinoe (back), Ally Watt (ACL)
6’ - A bad giveaway gives KC their first good look on goal, and Mallory Weber buries the shot.
34’ - Jess Fishlock levels it after Tziarra King was taken down in the box.
84’ - GOALLLLLL, OL Reign! Celia just keeps it simple and heads it into the net.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Monday, May 3, 5 PM PT
Location: Field of Legends, Kansas City, KS
Streaming (US/Canada): Paramount+
Streaming (International): Twitch
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