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Match preview: Utah Royals FC wrap up 2020 @ OL Reign

URFC visits OL Reign to wrap up 2020 NWSL Fall Series.

Lucas Muller | RSL Soapbox

Match Details

Utah Royals FC (0-1-2)
@ OL Reign (0-2-1)

When: Saturday, October 17 | 6 PM MT

Where: Cheney Stadium | Tacoma, WA

Live Stream: CBS All Access

Utah vs. OL Reign 2020 meetings: 2

  • July 8 - Reign, 1; Utah, 0
  • September 26 - Utah, 2; Reign, 2

All-Time Series Record: 1-5-2

A chance to wrap up bizarre 2020 on a positive note

Utah Royals FC are set to finish the 2020 “season” against OL Reign in Tacoma. The game will also serve as the last match of the NWSL Fall Series. Tonight’s contest will mark the third time the two sides have faced one another in 2020, going back to a game in July during the Challenge Cup in July where the Reign won 1-0. Most recently, the two teams played to a 2-2 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium. Aminata Diallo and Tziarra King scoring for Utah and Bethany Balcer and Rosie White for OL Reign.

For Utah, it’s the final chance to finish on a positive note. Along with the challenges of playing during a pandemic, the club has had to deal with front office issues and a their head coach being placed on administrative leave. But the team has come together and are playing more unified under interim head coach Amy LePeilbet. Young players like Diallo, Kate Del Fava, King, and Elizabeth Ball are showing they are the future of this club. This final game of 2020 is it to prepare for 2021, whatever it may bring.

Utah Royals FC Injury Report

OUT: Desiree Scott (Opt Out), Diana Matheson (Opt Out), Kelley O’Hara (Opt Out), Gunny Jonsdottir (Loan), Rachel Corsie (Loan), Nicole Barnhart (Left Achilles), Kate Del Fava (Left Hip), Veronica Boquete (Left Hip)