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NWSL Challenge Cup: OL Reign start with a draw against Houston

Published on 18 April 2021 at 10:15 AM
Challenge Cup NWSL : OL Reign débute par un nul dans le choc face à Houston
On Friday night, OL Reign launched its preseason with the NWSL Challenge Cup against the defending champion Houston Dash.

It was a good performance but OL Reign might have deserved better. Making their debut in the new edition of the NWSL Challenge Cup, the players of Farid Benstiti, despite being deprived of Jess Fishlock and Megan Rapinoe for this first meeting, did more than stand up to the defending champion, the Houston Dash. In front of more than a thousand spectators at Cheney Stadium, they had several chances to score the goal that would have given them victory but the teammates of Shirley Cruz, the former OL player, had to be satisfied with a scoreless draw. Next up is a match overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, with a trip to Portland to face the Thorns, in search of a first win in this preseason tournament.


The matches will be available on Twitch worldwide, and you can follow how OL Reign perform on on OLTV and OLPLAY.Y.


Fixture list:

Saturday, April 17 -  4:00 CET: OL Reign – Houston Dash 0-0

Thursday, April 22 - 4:00 CET: Portland Thorns FC – OL Reign

Wednesday, April 28 - 4:00 CET: OL Reign – Chicago Red Stars

Sunday, May 2 - 21:00 CET: Kansas City – OL Reign.