13 July 2020

LIVE NWSL Challenge Cup: OL Reign v Portland Thorns FC

Thorns are the only side without a win so far with Reign securing their first victory through a stoppage time goal by Bethany Balcer against Utah Royals last Wednesday.

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Welcome back to the NWSL Challenge Cup!

OL Reign will play Portland Thorns in their last match of the preliminary round of the Challenge Cup!

Thorns are searching for their first win of the tournament 

Reign have released starting 11

Reign have announced their squad ahead of today’s match.

Bethany Balcer is starting after her stellar performance coming off of the bench against Utah Royals.

Thorns have released their squad

Thorns have announced their starting 11

The key player who has been benched is Amy Rodriguez 

Thorns Black Lives Matter t-shirts

Thorns have turned up with Black Live Matter t-shirts on

Today’s match is celebrating Pride

As OL Reign could not have a home match during Pride month they are using today’s match to celebrate Pride!

The shirts the team wear today will be available to buy and the money will go to a LGBTQ+ charity

15 minutes to go!

Just 15 minutes to go until we are due to kick off in Utah!

Who will get the win?

National anthem

As the national anthem rings out at the Zions Bank stadium the majority of the players and staff have taken a knee

Kick off!

Reign v Thorns is underway

Reign v Thorns 1 min: 0-0

Huerta with an early shot

Bixby collect and kicks up field

Reign v Thorns 2 min: 0-0

Dangerous pass back by Reign defenders to their keeper as Charley nearly gets a shot away

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