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Megan Rapinoe calls NWSL championship move a ‘win’

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OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe called the NWSL Championship match being moved to Louisville a “win” in terms of an improved kickoff time.

Still, the forward thinks the game time could be a bit later.

“Noon is still pretty early,” she said following her team’s game against Portland. “I’ll have to adjust my schedule.”

Many players are counting the match’s move to Louisville as a win after the original game was scheduled to be played in Portland at 9 a.m. local time (PT). Both players and coaches were unhappy with the logistics, calling on the league to change the kickoff time.

While the kickoff time remains the same, players will now be competing at noon local time (ET) versus first thing in the morning.

Currently, the OL Reign sit firmly at second in the NWSL standings with 39 points — just one point behind the Portland Thorns. The two teams played to a draw in Wednesday night’s match.