For the third time in club history and the first time since 2015, OL Reign will play in the NWSL Championship this Saturday. They’ll take on NJ/NY Gotham FC at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, with the match kicking off at 5 pm PT and airing on CBS.
If you want an in-depth preview of the matchup, we’ve got you covered.
But if you’re itching for more stats to share with your friends, family, and coworkers, here are 11 quick facts to get you ready for the tactical battle.
The Reign haven’t conceded a goal in 407 minutes.
OL Reign won 360 aerial duels during the regular season (56% success rate), the most in the league. Gotham won 277 (50% successful aerial duels).
The Reign led the league in interceptions during league play, with 254. Gotham had 225.
Gotham led the NWSL in successful take-ons during the season (235). The Reign had just 160.
Megan Rapinoe will play her final professional game, having made 125 appearances for the Reign in the regular season and playoffs since 2013.
Gotham averaged 54% possession during the regular season. OL Reign averaged 48%.
Both teams allowed 24 goals in 22 regular-season matches. Neither team has conceded in the 2023 playoffs.
Rapinoe has scored 13 goals in her 13 career NWSL games against Gotham FC, the second-most goals against a single opponent in league history.
Gotham averaged 11.3 fouls per match, the second most in the league – a sign of the high pressure they apply in games. The Reign averaged 10.4 fouls per game.
Defender Lauren Barnes and Rapinoe have played in all 10 of OL Reign’s playoff games.
Just one point separated Gotham and the Reign in the regular season. The Reign finished with a 9-8-5 record (32 points) while Gotham went 8-7-7 (31 points).