This is the second of three games in eight days for the Reign. After this match, they’ll face Gotham FC on Saturday afternoon.
OL Reign need to score goals and get points. It’s not a dire situation at this point, with plenty of matches remaining, but the team would certainly like to have some momentum heading into a period of matches in July and August held during the Olympics, where a number of players will be unavailable for teams across the NWSL.
What to Watch
- Be good in 1-v-1 battles
- Disrupt Chicago’s outside back play
- Score first
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Ally Watt (right knee), Karen Bardsley (left thigh – SEI), Rose Lavelle (left ankle), Kelcie Hedge (right foot), Rosie White (illness)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Nicole Momiki
Chicago Red Stars
OUT: Danielle Colaprico (right hip), Julie Ertz (right knee), Arin Wright (left thigh)
1’ - Shirley Cruz scores on a volley off a rebound. Reign up 1-0 in the first minute!
17’ - Shirley Cruz and then Bethany Balcer, denied by the post!
18’ - GOAL, BETHANY BALCER!!! 2-0 Reign, just seconds after the post denied Cruz.
How to Watch
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