OL Reign will be hungry to show their grit, intensity, and skills today in a home match against Kansas City, a newly formed team this year that absorbed the Utah Royals. The game kicks off at 4 PM PT at Cheney Stadium and will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and on Twitch for international viewers.
OL Reign is 2-5-1, while KC enters the game 0-6-3. The Reign are coming off a disappointing 0-2 loss at Houston, while KC’s prior match saw them come back to draw Gotham, 1-1. Both squads are without a number of their international players, who are with their national teams to prepare for the Olympics.
For the Reign, this game is about showing they are connecting after a full week of the starters practicing together. And it’s about individual players all stepping up to help the collective. “if we can be better individually, then we have a chance of being successful. So tactically, not a great deal to change, but from a mentality and intensity perspective, I expect to see a change in that — especially when playing at home,” said interim had coach Sam Laity ahead of the match.
What to Watch
- Play with intensity for 90 minutes
- Win the individual battles
- Score first and early, please
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Ally Watt (right knee), Rosie White (illness)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Nicole Momiki (JPN), Rose Lavelle (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Quinn (CAN), Angelina (BRA)
OUT: Elizabeth Ball (right thigh), Darian Jenkins (left thigh), Taylor Leach (left foot), Maddie Nolf (left foot), Arielle Ship (right lower leg-SEI), Abby Smith (right thigh)
QUESTIONABLE: Rachel Corsie (left knee), Michelle Maemone (illness)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Katie Bowen (NZL), Chloe Logarzo (AUS), Desiree Scott (CAN)
OL Reign starting XI & available subs
Kansas City starting XI & available subs
3’ - GOAL, BETHANY BALCER!
29’ - A brace for Balcer!
69’ - Oooph. Reign down to 10 after Bouhaddi gets a red for this.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Sunday, July 11, 4 PM PT
Location: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA
Streaming (US/Canada): Paramount+
Streaming (International): Twitch
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