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NWSL: OL Reign Break Angel City’s Heart

The United States (US) National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) returned last weekend with a classic amount of drama involved.

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In a playoff position clash, OL Reign stole a win from Angel City FC in a massive 3-2 comeback.

Cari Roccaro scored first to put Angel City ahead, and OL Reign looked like they could be on the ropes.

Savannah McCaskill doubled the lead off a penalty kick in the 28th minute, after Alana Cook was called for a soft foul on Sydney Leroux.

The game also featured a massive penalty save, as Didi Haračić denied Kim Little at the spot.

OL Reign fought back in a display of grittiness they’ll need down the home stretch.


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The Reign got a goal back off a nicely worked ball by Tziarra King to Jess Fishlock, who dinged her shot perfectly off the post and into the goal.

They then equalized off a rocket from distance by Sofia Huerta.

They completed the comeback thanks to Tobin Heath’s nutmeg shot in the 89th minute for her first goal as a member of the Reign.

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​Angel City now sits in seventh, outside of an NWSL playoff position.

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Their next league match is against the Orlando Pride, who neighbor them in the league standings at eighth.

With the win, OL Reign jumped ahead of Kansas City into fifth place.

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