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OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars: Livestream, how to watch, TV schedule, lineups

Saturday. 12:30 PM PT. Paramount+. Watch with us.

NWSL: Chicago Red Stars at OL Reign Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

15’ - OL REIGN 1, RED STARS 0: Bethany Balcer opened the scoring with a well-placed strike in the 15th minute.

20’ - OL REIGN 2, RED STARS 0: Bethany Balcer again! This time with a header that Naeher can’t quite deal with, off of a Lu Barnes dime.

30’ - Substitution: Red Stars sub on Ally Schlegel for Cheyna Matthews for an injury.

32’ - OL REIGN 2, RED STARS 1: Bad team gets on the board with an Arin Wright strike that hits off Sonnett and PTJ can’t stop it from hitting the top corner.

45’+5’ - OL REIGN 3, RED STARS 1: Fishlock adds another for the Reign, just before halftime!


45’ - Substitution: Megan Rapinoe replaces Tziarra King.

46’ - OL REIGN 3, RED STARS 2. The visitors pull another back almost immediately after the 2nd half kickoff, with the rookie Ally Schlegel, who subbed on in the first half, getting the goal.

60’ - Substitution: Red Stars sub in Ava Cook for Ella Stevens.

67’ - Substitution: Reign bring on Nikki Stanton for Veronica Latsko.

73’ - OL REIGN 4, RED STARS 2. MEGAN RAPINOE (FORCES AN OWN) GOAL! Off a free kick outside of the box, off a foul she drew, Rapinoe forces a bad touch from a Red Stars defender and it deflects into the net.

76’ - OL REIGN 5, RED STARS 2. Bethany Balcer slips a ball through the middle of the box that Fishlock finds and easily slots home. Reign are up by three goals!

77’ - Substitution: Elyse Bennet replaces Bethany Balcer for the Reign.

82’ - Substitutions: Jill Aguilera, Jenna Bike, and Julia Bianchi enter for Arin Wright, Bianca St-Georges and Yuki Nagasato for the Red Stars.

89’ - Substitutions: Mary Canales and Ryanne Brown sub on for Sofia Huerta and Jordyn Huitema.

On Saturday afternoon, OL Reign will kick off a two-match day at Lumen Field when they host the Chicago Red Stars. The game kicks off at 12:30 PM PT and will stream on Paramount+ (U.S.), TSN+ (Canada), and (International).

(The Sounders will be kicking off the second match at Lumen Field at 7:30 PM.)

The Reign come into the match with a 2-1-0 record, while the Red Stars are 1-2-0 — winning their first match of the season last weekend. OL Reign has scored three goals while allowing one, while Chicago has scored and allowed seven goals. OL Reign had a midweek Challenge Cup match, but the Red Stars haven’t played since last Saturday.

With a win, OL Reign could mark their best start after four matches since 2014.

What to Watch

  • Midfield depth: Rose Lavelle, Quinn, and Olivia Van der Jagt are all unavailable, so the Reign will have to lean on their depth this match. There are plenty of quality players to slot into these roles at least.
  • Dealing with a three-back: This match marks the first time the Reign are facing a three-person backline this season. Can the Reign find space on the wings and get behind Chicago’s wingbacks?
  • Finish those chances: Last fall, when OL Reign hosted Chicago, the team created nearly two expected goals in the first half but only scored once. Some of those same goal-scoring issues have impacted the team to start the year. Can the Reign find their finishing touch?

Injury / Availability Report

OL Reign

OUT: Angelina (SEI-knee), Rose Lavelle (leg), Phoebe McClernon (back), Quinn (leg), Olivia Van der Jagt (excused absence)

Chicago Red Stars

OUT: Amanda Kowalski (ankle), Brenna Lovera (eye), Addie McCain (ankle), Kayla Sharples (knee), Mallory Swanson (knee)



To come

How to Watch

Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 12:30 PM PT

Location: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA

TV: None

Streaming: Paramount+ (U.S.), (International), DAZN (certain countries), TSN+ (Canada)

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