OL Reign are hoping to move up the NWSL table tonight when they face off against NJ/NY Gotham FC at Cheney Stadium. The home match kicks off at 7 PM PT and will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the U.S. and Twitch for international viewers.
All of OL Reign’s Olympians are back with the squad and available for today’s match, including Gold Medalist Quinn. Gotham FC will also have Carli Lloyd and Canadians Kailen Sheridan and Evelyne Viens back.
Gotham FC currently sits in a three-way tie for third place in the NWSL standings with a record of 5-2-6 (21 points), while OL Reign is just two points behind in a tie for sixth with 19 points and an overall record of 6-7-1.
Gotham drew their last match at home against Racing Louisville while the Reign fell to Kansas City, 1-0, on the road.
What to Watch
- Limit giveaways in bad spaces
- Win the second balls
Injury Report / International Absences
OUT: Sam Hiatt (back), Eugenie Le Sommer (concussion), Ally Watt (right knee), Rosie White (illness)
QUESTIONABLE: Dzsenifer Marozsán (Right Leg)
OUT: Mandy Freeman (left knee), Paige Monaghan (left hamstring), Margaret Purce (left quad)
Your Starting XI | @GothamFC— OL Reign (@OLReign) August 22, 2021
Let’s GOOO! #olreign #bebold #RGNvNJNY pic.twitter.com/pDaTUNGOOx
They’re baaaack— NJ/NY Gotham FC (@GothamFC) August 22, 2021
Your Starting XI vs @olreign presented by @lyresspiritco pic.twitter.com/qYcBNa5iCI
9’ - Who else but Ify Onumonu? The forward scores for Gotham. It’s her 3rd goal against the Reign this year.
She can't stop scoring even if she tried #RGNvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/MQHRbS8duQ— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 22, 2021
15’ - Yuck. A brace for Ify Onumonu.
Yo, @ify_on22 is not playin' with yall #RGNvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/GHG5ajbyhb— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 22, 2021
57’ - Kristen McNabb pulls one back for the Reign! 2-1 now.
Goal, @OLReign! We've got a game, folks! Kristen McNabb brings one back for the Reign.#RGNvNJNY | 1-2 pic.twitter.com/eSdkiJZUVh— The Equalizer (@EqualizerSoccer) August 22, 2021
77’ - Megan Rapinoe equalizes!
Pinoe pens don't miss #RGNvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/swEg0sBTHB— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 22, 2021
90’ - Megan Rapinoe puts the Reign up 3-2!!!
PENALTY SPOT PINOE #RGNvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/QejqkU0FFT— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 22, 2021
How to Watch
Date/Time: Saturday, August 21, 7 PM PT
Location: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA
Streaming (US/Canada): Paramount+
Streaming (International): Twitch (search NWSLOfficial)
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