The biggest game of Orange County SC’s season is here, as they host Reno 1868 FC in the Western Conference semifinal on Saturday evening.
Of course, both teams are coming off wins, OC with a rousing 4-0 rout over 10-man Saint Louis FC last week at home, and Reno with an upset 1-0 win on the road over Real Monarchs. Both will feel they can keep pushing on and continue their playoff run.
And these teams met just two weeks ago, in the regular season finale, with Reno defeating Orange County 3-1 in Nevada. It was a disappointing loss for Orange County, but it was the last time they could get away with a loss, and it seems like the defeat helped them focus for the playoff opener against Saint Louis.
It’s win and you stay in, lose and you’re out in this game. The pressure is firmly on top seeded Orange County SC here, but if they win this game they’ll reach the Western Conference final, just two games away from the title, and their special season will continue.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 1 playoff win; Goal Difference: +4; Seed: No. 1
Reno 1868 FC: 1 playoff win; Goal Difference: +1; Seed: No. 5
How to Watch Orange County SC vs. Reno 1868 FC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm PT at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.
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