OL Reign is looking for some redemption against the Houston Dash tonight, after falling to the Texas team earlier in July. The match kicks off at 7 PM PT at Cheney Stadium and will stream on Twitch for all viewers, both in the U.S. and internationally.
OL Reign are coming off back-to-back 2-0 wins, while the Dash arrive in Tacoma after two tough matches — a 1-0 loss to Portland and 1-1 draw against Gotham. They’ll certainly be hungry for three points.
OL Reign are 5-6-1 (16 points, eighth place), while the Dash are 5-5-2 (17 points, sixth place).
What to Watch
- Win the 50/50 balls — especially in the box
- Let’s keep scoring!
- Finish the early chances to set the tone
Injury Report / International Absences
OUT: Ally Watt (right knee), Rosie White (illness)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Quinn (CAN), Rose Lavelle (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Jane Campbell (USA), Allysha Chapman (CAN), Rachel Daly (ENG), Kristie Mewis (USA), Nichelle Prince (CAN), Sophie Schmidt (CAN)
Here's how we lineup against OL Reign@MattressMakers | #HoldItDown— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) August 8, 2021
Starting XI | @HoustonDash— OL Reign (@OLReign) August 8, 2021
⌚️ 7pm PT
https://t.co/stBQPWn520#olreign #bebold #RGNvHOU pic.twitter.com/kODtDOe4mA
6’ - GOAL, BETHANY BALCER!!!
Boats and goals, boats and goals #RGNvHOU | https://t.co/iecT7II54a | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/EGjFQvLzm8— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
19’ - What a hit from Sofia Huerta! 2-0 Reign now.
That's @schuerta opening her 2021 account #RGNvHOU | https://t.co/iecT7II54a | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/aTkX9pi9Rv— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
30’ - Own goal strikes again. Unfortunate deflection on Shea Groom’s shot, and it’s 2-1 now.
Houston get one back thanks to the effort of Shea Groom whose effort is deflected over the keeper's head by one of the OL Reign defenders.#RGNvHOU | 2 - 1 pic.twitter.com/NZDKoGAbAk— The Equalizer (@EqualizerSoccer) August 8, 2021
35’ - Goal, Eugenie Le Sommer! 3-1 Reign now.
Can't stop scoring #RGNvHOU | https://t.co/iecT7II54a | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/MDCuP5mFL7— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
42’ - What a freaking strike, Jess Fishlock! 4-1 Reign now.
TAKE A BOW, @JessFishlock ⚽️ #RGNvHOU | https://t.co/iecT7II54a | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/yUj4vZWDtn— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
45 +1’ - Balcer Brace! 5-1 now to close out the half.
Balcer Brace™️ is becoming a regular thing #RGNvHOU | https://t.co/iecT7II54a | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/QxQqFbnKer— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
How to Watch
Date/Time: Saturday, August 7, 7 PM PT
Location: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA
Streaming (US/Canada): Twitch (NWSLOfficial)
Streaming (International): Twitch
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