Bethany Balcer leads NWSL Golden Boot race after late-game finish

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Bethany Balcer’s late-game equalizer helped OL Reign draw even with Racing Louisville 1-1 on Saturday night.

Nadia Nadim struck first, slotting home a long ball to put Louisville up 1-0 in the 23rd minute.

OL Reign didn’t respond until the 74th minute. Sofia Huerta sent a lofted cross into the box, where Balcer met it and headed it past the keeper.

With the goal, Balcer’s eighth in 10 starts this season, moved her to the top of the NWSL goal scorers list.

Next up: Racing Louisville will take on the Orlando Pride on Saturday. OL Reign will go on the road to face the Washington Spirit on Sept. 12.