OL Reign are looking for a bit of a reset tonight when they take on the Houston Dash. After news came out earlier this morning that Farid Benstiti resigned as head coach, and following a disappointing loss at home to Gotham, the players will be hungry to show what this squad can do.
Their road game kicks off at 5:30 PM PT at BBVA Stadium and will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and on Twitch for international viewers. (Update: kickoff is delayed slightly due to weather; kickoff closer to 6:30 PM PT.)
Both squads are now without a number of their international players, who joined their national teams to prepare for the Olympics.
OL Reign is 2-4-1, while Houston enters the game 3-3-1.
What to Watch
- Play with some passion and heart
- Manage Houston’s counterattack
- Win balls in the air in the box
Injury Report / Absences
OUT: Ally Watt (right knee), Rosie White (illness)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Nicole Momiki (JPN), Rose Lavelle (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Quinn (CAN)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Kristie Mewis (USA), Allysha Chapman (CAN), Nichelle Prince (CAN), Rachel Daly (ENG)
Your Starting XI @HoustonDash— OL Reign (@OLReign) July 2, 2021
⌚️ 5:30pm PT
@paramountplus #olreign #bebold #HOUvRGN pic.twitter.com/Tmah9GmnAR
Tonight's Starting XI @MattressMakers | #HoldItDown— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) July 2, 2021
13’ - Good early look for Bethany Balcer
♀️#HOUvRGN | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/LfsIE6SpOv— National Weather Service League (@NWSL) July 3, 2021
18’ - Reign letting things get a wee bit too close with this set-piece defense
Chance for Houston off the set piece drawn by Spencer but it goes just wide#HOUvRGN | 0-0 pic.twitter.com/AdY6lYv8dd— The Equalizer (@EqualizerSoccer) July 3, 2021
24’ - A double save from Jane Campbell keeps the Reign off the scoreline.
That's an Olympian right there #HOUvRGN | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/ERMajUib30— National Weather Service League (@NWSL) July 3, 2021
50’ - Right after Huerta misses a clear chance, Jasmyne Spencer doesn’t miss for Houston. 1-0 Dash. :(
Jazzing it up against her former team #HOUvRGN | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/pJjSfUVN8T— National Weather Service League (@NWSL) July 3, 2021
57’ - Well, Furt. 2-0 Houston now.
They're dashing now ️#HOUvRGN | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/gfRECi2PoC— National Weather Service League (@NWSL) July 3, 2021
71’ - Jane Campbell with another good save for Houston.
Have a day, @jane_campbell1 #HOUvRGN | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/EKEfWutp2v— National Weather Service League (@NWSL) July 3, 2021
How to Watch
Date/Time: Friday, July 2, 5:30 PM PT (UPDATE: Due to a weather delay, looks like kickoff will be around 6:30)
Location: BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX
Streaming (US/Canada): Paramount+
Streaming (International): Twitch
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