OL Reign kick off their Women’s Cup in Louisville today with a match at 2pm PT against Club América Femenil. The game will stream on Paramount+ for fans in the US
Club América won the Liga MX Femenil title in 2018 and have always been among the best teams in the league. They finished fourth in the 2021/22 Clausura and are currently fifth in the 2022/23 Apertura after seven matches – averaging one goal for and one goal against per game.
The Women’s Cup is a six-team tournament which includes OL Reign and Racing Louisville du NWSLwith Club America, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, and Tokyo Verdy Beleza. The Reign and Louisville had a bye in the first round and face the winners of the first games of the semifinal.
Club América advanced with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and the winner of today’s match will face Louisville’s winner against AC Milan on Saturday August 20.
Ahead of today’s match, OL Reign announced they had signed the defender Jodi Ulkekul, who previously signed as a substitute player for the national team in July, has signed a contract until the end of the season. The 25-year-old played professionally abroad with CD Castellón after spending two seasons with AS Roma.
Kiana Palacios has already scored five goals for Club América in the Liga MX Femenil. The striker also plays with the Mexico women’s national team and scored the first goal for Club América against Tottenham – after a corner kick.
Alison González is just 20 years old and wears the Club América No.10 shirt and has scored four goals for the club in his first seven games this season. She joined Club América from Atlas in December, but spent her first few months with the club recovering from a knee injury. González scored 70 goals in 90 appearances for Atlas, winning the Golden Boot in the 2021 Clausura and coming a close second in the Apertura 2020 goalscoring race. She took the resulting corner kick in the team’s first goal against Tottenham and is a fantastic dribbler and goalscorer with exceptional vision and flair.
Last week, Mexican starlet Alison Gonzalez arrived at #️⃣3️⃣ in our women’s competition #NXGN list of the best prodigies in the world
This week she did this ♀️
What talent pic.twitter.com/Et265y19Dj
— GOAL (@goal) April 2, 2021
Katty Martinez substituted in the opener, which could indicate that she will start today. The 24-year-old striker is a goal-scoring machine in Liga MX Femenil. She joined Club América in December from Tigres – scoring 21 goals for both clubs in the 2021/22 Clausura and Apertura. She also won the Golden Boot in the 2020 Apertura with 18 goals in 17 games and started for the Mexico women’s national team with González.
Les comparto un video que edited con los mjores goles de Katty Martínez en la Liga MX Femenil y en la Selección Mexicana⭐️
Katty “Killer” is a leyenda of Tigres and la nueva ídola del América ⚽️
—Roberto Haz (@tudimebeto) February 16, 2022
- Spin: The Reign is going to use this tournament to give minutes to some of their rotational players. Expect both rookies and substitutes to get plenty of minutes as OL Reign know the most important upcoming game is their August 26 league game against Orlando.
- High line: Club América managed to send balls over Tottenham’s high line in their opener (see: their second goal). The Reign likes to play a similar high line and will need to be prepared for some quick runs today.
- Have a little fun: While this tournament didn’t come at an ideal time for the Reigns, which have brutal road trips in September as they battle to stay in playoff position, it’s also a great opportunity for them to find scoring joy before returning to the NWSL. to play. Let’s have a little fun.
Date hour : Wednesday, August 17, 2 p.m. PT
Location: Lynn Family Stadium, Louisville, KY
Streaming (US): Paramount+
Distribution (international): TheWomensCup.TV
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