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Royals, OL Reign knotted in 2-2 draw at Rio Tinto

The first half was filled with goals. The second half, not so much.

Lucas Muller | RSL Soapbox
Lucas Muller

After the full 90 minutes against OL Reign, Utah Royals picked up a point at home in the NWSL Fall Series.

The Royals opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Aminata Diallo found the back of the net.

Things were looking good for the Royals as Tziarra King added a second goal in the 22nd minute.

The Reign fired right back in the 23rd and 28th minutes off goals from Bethany Balcer and Rosie White, respectively.

After it was all tied up, neither team could break the other down, and the rest of the time was spent deadlocked. URFC took their time substituting, and Arielle Ship and Gaby Vincent eventually came on, but the score remained tied.

With a lot of personnel changes and uncertainty around the coaching situation, the Royals have had a rough season and find themselves still in 8th place. The team has a lot of talent, and there is hope for the future for women’s soccer here in Utah. As for today we will settle for a point and some hope.