Orlando Pride ORL

8‑6‑4 , 3‑3‑2 Home

1
Final
Wed, Jun 27

Houston DashHOU

5‑7‑5 , 2‑5‑1 Away

2

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 3,215

Late goals from Ohai, Huerta secure a late comeback win for the Dash against the Pride

The Dash clinch three points for the first time since Week 9, ending the Pride's unbeaten stretch

A goal from Kealia Ohai and a penalty conversion from Sofia Huerta minutes later proved to be enough to secure a late comeback for the Houston Dash in their Wednesday night meeting with the Orlando Pride at Orlando Stadium, opening midweek play of Week 14 with a 2-1 victory for the Houston Dash.

With their win, the Dash snapped the Pride’s shot at going unbeaten through five straight games. The Dash are now unbeaten in all but two of their last nine games. The Pride remain in second place after the midweek action, with a 6-4-4 record. The Dash improve to 4-5-5 overall on the season and 17 points with the three-point clinch on Wednesday night. The Dash are now tied on points with sixth-place Utah Royals FC.

The Houston Dash took over the reigns of the game on a transition play in the 79th minute. Several Dash players rushed the box anticipating a cross into the area from Ohai. The forward and captain sent the ball across the box and toward goal, but rather than crossing it, struck it into the side netting and past Orlando goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, putting the Dash level on the scoreboard with the Pride.

Ohai’s late equalizer gave the Dash momentum heading into the final portion of the match, and just four minutes later, the referee indicated towards the penalty spot after Orlando defender Mônica was called for a handball in the box. Huerta put the Dash ahead with a chip into the upper 90 of the goal from the spot.

The back-to-back goals for Houston were enough to overturn the result of the match in their favor after spending much of the match trailing to the Pride.

Orlando got their go-ahead in the 21st minute from Morgan. Defender Shelina Zadorsky was credited with the assist after she sent the ball cleanly across the six-yard-box to Morgan, who tapped in the finish. Many Houston players and Orlando players initially believed that the goal was disallowed and called offside, but Zadorsky appeared to have received the ball off of a deflection from Houston’s Clare Polkinghorne rather than the free kick service from midfielder Christine Nairn before it, rendering Zadorsky onside and the goal fair.

Other chances were plenty for the Pride in the first half, one of the best of which came in the 12th minute when Polkinghorne drew a foul in the box against Morgan. Morgan headed to the spot to take the early chance to put the Pride ahead, but her left-footed shot hit the left post.

In the seconds after the miss, a long ball from Nairn found Morgan in behind the Dash defense for another chance to get on the scoreboard, but Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell was waiting at the near post by the time Morgan got her shot off and stopped the attempt with a solid catch.

Long balls and runs in behind the Houston Dash defense were the key to Orlando’s first half domination, and the game plan yielded a number of attempts on goal for the home side. In the 17th minute, midfielder Alanna Kennedy attempted a volley off of a long ball from Carson Pickett, but the shot went high and over the crossbar.

For Houston, a number of skilled saves from Campbell kept the Pride at just one goal for the majority of the match. Campbell first rose to the occasion in the 19th minute when a low shot from Edmonds tested her in the box, which she blocked with a critical kick save. The save was the first of five for Campbell in Wednesday’s game.

Despite the pressure from Orlando, Houston got off two solid efforts at equalizing towards the end of the second half.

Huerta dribbled through much of the Orlando defense in the 37th minute, eventually having a shot on goal that went right to Harris. Just minutes later, Huerta was involved again, meeting a low cross from Taylor Comeau in the box and flicking it towards the goal, but Harris was there to comfortably prevent the Dash from taking the lead once again.

The first half ended with the Dash trailing in possession, with just 35.3% of the ball to Orlando’s 64.7%.

In the second half, Huerta opened the chances after finding space and ripping a shot from beyond the box in the 48th minute, but a reaching save from Harris was enough to stop the attempt.

The Pride had plenty of attempts in the second half that were prevented by major saves from Campbell and unlucky collisions with the woodwork. Dani Weatherholt had one of the best chances of the second half in the 63rd minute with a backheel flick into the top corner of Campbell’s near post, but the Houston keeper rose and caught it in time.

Kennedy met a free kick delivery with a header towards goal in the 75th minute, but her strike just narrowly missed the target and hit the right post.

Orlando’s chances didn’t stop after Houston’s equalizer and eventual go-ahead goal, and a shot from substitute Rachel Hill in the 87th minute went over the bar in one of their many attempts to equalize after the Dash took the lead. Less than a minute after the Hill attempt, Chioma Ubogagu, who also came on as a substitute, sent a ball across the goalmouth and forced Campbell to make a save in the dying minutes to preserve the Dash lead.

 

Despite Orlando’s early domination of the match, the Orlando Pride made three major subs in the second half, replacing their entire starting attacking line of Kristen Edmonds (64’), Marta (71’), and Alex Morgan (78’). Wednesday night’s game marked the second of three matches in the course of a week for the Pride, making rotation a priority, and both of the Pride’s late goal concessions came after the substitutions.

Though the Dash outnumbered their opponents on fouls over the course of the 90 minutes, with 11 to the Pride’s 10, four Orlando Pride players received yellow cards in the final four minutes of the game.

While the Dash won’t be in action again until next Saturday, July 7 when they visit the Seattle Reign, the Orlando Pride will get an opportunity to bounce back from Wednesday’s result against the league leaders, the North Carolina Courage, this Saturday afternoon.

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
  90'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Defender
  90 + 1'
19

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  90 + 1'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
17

Dani Weatherholt

Midfielder
12

Kristen Edmonds

Striker
  64'
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
  77'   21'
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Striker
  71'

substitutes

15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  71'
28

Haley Judith Kopmeyer

Substitute
2

Sydney Leroux

Substitute
  90 + 3'   64'
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Substitute
  77'
5

Emily van Egmond

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
4

Allysha Chapman

Defender
  75'
5

Janine van Wyk

Defender
  90 + 5'
8

Clare Polkinghorne

Defender
21

Taylor Comeau

Defender
22

Amber Brooks

Defensive Midfielder
10

Linda Maserame Motlhalo

Defensive Midfielder
  87'
7

Kealia Ohai

Attacking Midfielder
  79'
23

Sofia Huerta

Attacking Midfielder
  83'
14

Nichelle Prince

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
3

Rachel Daly

Striker

substitutes

20

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
  90 + 5'
9

Haley Hanson

Substitute
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
13

Savannah Jordan

Substitute
  87'
11

Thembi Kgatlana

Substitute
12

Veronica Latsko

Substitute
  64'
17

Kyah Simon

Substitute

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 2.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 2.

90'+5'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+5'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Lindsay Agnew replaces Janine van Wyk because of an injury.

90'+3'

START DELAY

Delay in match Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card.

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Mônica (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mônica (Orlando Pride).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

90'

YELLOW CARD

Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Savannah Jordan replaces Linda Motlhalo.

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a headed pass.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 2. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

82'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Mônica (Orlando Pride) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 1. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) left footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Rachel Hill is caught offside.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Chioma Ubogagu replaces Alex Morgan.

77'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

76'

POST

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross following a set piece situation.

75'

YELLOW CARD

Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash).

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash).

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Marta.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

66'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko replaces Nichelle Prince.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux replaces Kristen Edmonds.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kristen Edmonds with a cross.

62'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Kristen Edmonds is caught offside.

61'

FREE KICK WON

Mônica (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

58'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

55'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

53'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Mônica.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amber Brooks.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy with a headed pass.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'+3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a through ball.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Taylor Comeau with a cross.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

41'

FREE KICK WON

Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clare Polkinghorne.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

34'

FREE KICK WON

Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carson Pickett with a cross.

25'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

21'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Houston Dash 0. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky following a corner.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Allysha Chapman.

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Morgan with a headed pass.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash).

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carson Pickett following a set piece situation.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash).

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marta.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marta with a through ball.

13'

POST

Penalty missed! Still Orlando Pride 0, Houston Dash 0. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) hits the left post with a left footed shot.

12'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan draws a foul in the penalty area.

12'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash) after a foul in the penalty area.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristen Edmonds.

6'

FREE KICK WON

Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

6'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Marta.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Mônica.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Poliana (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

3'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash).

1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
64
Sydney Leroux 2
Kristen Edmonds 12
64
Veronica Latsko 12
Nichelle Prince 14
71
Rachel Hill 15
Marta 10
77
Chioma Ubogagu 6
Alex Morgan 13
87
Savannah Jordan 13
Linda Motlhalo 10
90 +5
Lindsay Agnew 20
Janine van Wyk 5
21
goal

Alex Morgan 13

Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky 4

79
goal

Kealia Ohai 7

Assisted by: Linda Motlhalo 10

83
goal

Sofia Huerta 11

Penalty Kick

75
yellow card

Allysha Chapman 2

90
yellow card

Carson Pickett 16

90 +1
yellow card

Monica 21

90 +1
yellow card

Christine Nairn 7

90 +3
yellow card

Sydney Leroux 2

HOU

Goals & Assists

21′ Orlando Pride
Alex Morgan
Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky
79′ Houston Dash
Kealia Ohai
Assisted by: Linda Motlhalo
83′ Houston Dash
Sofia Huerta
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

75′ Houston Dash
Allysha Chapman
90′ Orlando Pride
Carson Pickett
90 + 1′ Orlando Pride
Monica
90 + 1′ Orlando Pride
Christine Nairn
90 + 3′ Orlando Pride
Sydney Leroux

Substitutions

64′ Orlando Pride
  Sydney Leroux
  Kristen Edmonds
64′ Houston Dash
  Veronica Latsko
  Nichelle Prince
71′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Marta
77′ Orlando Pride
  Chioma Ubogagu
  Alex Morgan
87′ Houston Dash
  Savannah Jordan
  Linda Motlhalo
90 + 5′ Houston Dash
  Lindsay Agnew
  Janine van Wyk


ORL

Match Statistics


HOU

21
Shots
10
6
Shots On Goal
5
3
Shots Blocked
2
4
Corners
3
22
Crosses
19
2
Offsides
0
10
Fouls
11
4
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
502
Total Passes
327
76.7%
Passing Accuracy
67.6%
60.3%
Possession
39.7%
57
Duels Won
48
13
Tackles Won
9
3
Saves
5
14
Clearances
40

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Monica Hickmann Alves 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
19 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 M Christine Nairn 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
17 M Dani Weatherholt 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
12 F Kristen Edmonds 64 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
13 F Alex Morgan 77 1 0 7 3 0 0 2 4
10 F Marta Vieira da Silva 71 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 19 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
28 S Haley Judith Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Sydney Leroux 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 S Camila Martins Pereira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Chioma Ubogagu 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 S Emily van Egmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 2 10 3 1 0 0 1
4 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
5 D Janine van Wyk 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
8 D Clare Polkinghorne 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 D Taylor Comeau 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 DM Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 DM Linda Maserame Motlhalo 87 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
7 AM Kealia Ohai 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
23 AM Sofia Huerta 90 1 0 4 4 3 0 0 1
14 AM Nichelle Prince 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 F Rachel Daly 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
20 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Haley Hanson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Savannah Jordan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Thembi Kgatlana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Veronica Latsko 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
17 S Kyah Simon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 1 21 5 1 0 0 0