After two wins since Sunday, Utah Royals FC hope to inch closer to a playoff spot this afternoon. The Royals host Seattle Reign, Laura Harvey’s former team. In the previous meetings for these two teams, URFC drew 0-0 at home in June and fell 1-0 in Seattle last month. The Reign are five points ahead of URFC in the table, sitting in second. The Royals need to walk away with points to keep their playoff hopes alive.
When: 1:30 p.m. Mountain
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Mobile: Lifetime (US), the NWSL app (International)
Radio: ESPN700 AM
OUT: Alex Arlitt (left knee strain – SEI), Makenzy Doniak (left knee ACL tear – SEI), Mandy Laddish (right hip contusion – SEI), Kelley O’Hara (right hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Desiree Scott (right quad strain), Elise Thorsnes (left hamstring strain)