It’s OL Reign matchday. Wednesday night’s OL Reign opponent is the Kansas City Current. The home match at Lumen Field kicks off at 7 PM PT and will stream on Paramount+ (U.S.) and Twitch (Canada/international).
It’s the first time the Reign are facing the Current in 2022. After both teams advanced to the Challenge Cup semifinals, they’ve struggled a bit to recover and get results at the start of the regular season. OL Reign enter this match with an 0-1-3 record in the regular season, while KC Current are 0-3-1.
OL Reign have created some great chances in the regular season, but only have 3 goals in 4 games to show for it — and have been held scoreless their last two matches. Reign head coach Laura Harvey hopes to see that change tonight.
“We’re performing well, we’re just not punishing the opponent in the area of the game that matters the most, which is putting the ball in the back of the net. But we are creating more chances right now than any of my teams have ever created since I have coached in this league. Now we just have to turn that into goals and I believe we can do that.”
What to Watch
- Contain KC’s speedy forwards
- Keep creating (and finishing) chances
- KC isn’t great in the air — punish them on a cross or set piece
Injury / Availability Report
OUT: Chardonnay Curran (Covid protocol), Lo’eau LaBonta (Covid protocol), Chloe Logarzo (right leg), Hailie Mace (Covid protocol), Sam Mewis (right leg), Izzy Rodriguez (Covid protocol), Mallory Weber (SEI – right leg), Lynn Williams (SEI – right leg)
QUESTIONABLE: Maddie Nolf (right leg)
51’ - Angelina goes down in the box, but no penalty is called.
80’ - OL Reign finally find the breakthrough! A Bethany Balcer headed goal off a Sofia Huerta cross. Sounds familiar.
Bethany Balcer gets OL Reign their first goal in their last 312 minutes played!— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) May 26, 2022
Will this be the winner tonight? pic.twitter.com/w8xiecY8bS
How to Watch
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 7 PM PT
Location: Lumen Field, Seattle
Streaming (US): Paramount+
Streaming (International): Twitch (search NWSLOfficial)
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