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Final
Wed, May 23

North Carolina CourageNC

15‑1‑5 , 8‑0‑3 Away

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Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 3,104

McDonald brace leads the Courage over Orlando, 4-3

McDonald scores a brace in the Courage's win

McDonald now has 39 NWSL career goals. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Jess McDonald scored in the 90th minute to lift the North Carolina Courage over the Orlando Pride 4-3 on a humid night at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida in front of 3,104 fans.

The Courage improve to 8-0-2 on the season and the Pride are now 3-3-3 in league play. The two teams combined for seven goals, the most scored in an NWSL game this season.

McDonald scored a brace in the win, and now has four goals on the year and 39 NWSL career goals. The game was the first meeting of the season between the Courage and Pride with the Courage playing in their second game in five days and the Pride fresh off a bye in Week 8 play.

The Courage looked like they were going to get on the board early when midfielder Denise O’Sullivan played a through ball into forward Crystal Dunn. Dunn finished it off far post, but the goal was eventually ruled offside.

The Courage were able to get one back, and several as the game went on.

In the 31st minute, Courage defender Merritt Mathias found space down the flank and got a cross off. Her cross bounced out to Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni who got a shot off, but it was deflected off a Pride defender. O’Sullivan flicked the deflected ball on to McDonald who was on the far post and she was able to tap it in for the go-ahead goal in the 32nd minute.

The Courage went into the half up 1-0, but then the Pride came knocking in the 52nd minute.

Chioma Ubogagu scored her fourth goal of the season to tie the game up. Pride forward Marta crossed the ball and Ubogagu was crashing the near post and tapped it in to make it 1-1. 

Just five minutes later, the Courage grabbed back the lead, this time with a goal from forward Debinha. Courage defender Jalene Hinkle made the initial pass up the field that Debinha was able to fight the Pride defense for and strike it cleanly past Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris for the 2-1 lead. Hinkle finished the game with an assist and six total crosses in 60 touches. Hinkle also leads the league in touches (784).

The Courage extended their lead just minutes later with a Sam Mewis goal in the 62nd minute. Dunn played a service into the box and Mewis got her head on it for her second goal of the year. While Harris was able to get a hand on the header, the ball went over the line for the 3-1 lead.

Then the Pride decided to keep things interesting at home, and pulled one back in the 65th minute thanks to an Alanna Kennedy header goal. Kennedy finished off of a corner kick from Christine Nairn. Nairn earned her third assist of the year on the play.

The Pride were in stride, and made a key sub in the 75th minute in Rachel Hill. Hill entered the game, and just eight minutes later scored her second goal of the year.

Marta earned her second assist of the night in the equalizer. The forward beat Mewis and Mathias down the left flank and crossed the ball into the box where Hill was crashing far post. Hill hit it one-time to even the scoreboard at 3-3.

Neither side was going down without a fight, and in the 90th minute who other than McDonald to score the game-winner. Hinkle played a long service over the Pride’s defense that found McDonald crashing the net. McDonald put it away to score her second goal of the night and give the Courage their eighth win of the season. McDonald, in addition to four goals this season is also tied for first in the league with assists (3). She finished the game with a team-high seven shots with four on target.

The possession was close on the night with the Courage holding a slightly higher advantage at 51.3% to the Pride’s 48.7%. The Courage had 26 shots off with nine on target and the Pride had seven shots off with three on frame. The passing accuracy was also neck-in-neck with the Courage at 70.2% and the Pride at 69.5%.

The Pride will be back in action on Saturday when they visit Toyota Park to play the Chicago Red Stars and the Courage will look to stay undefeated on the year when they visit Providence Park to face the Thorns next week on Wednesday, May 30.

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
  78'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  74'
5

Emily van Egmond

Midfielder
  72'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
  65'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Striker
  75'   52'
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
10

Marta

Striker

substitutes

19

Poliana

Substitute
  78'
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  75'   83'
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
17

Dani Weatherholt

Substitute
  74'
25

Lotta Ökvist

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

North Carolina Courage

100

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
  90 + 3'
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
  62'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Defensive Midfielder
  82'
10

Debinha

Attacking Midfielder
  81'   57'
19

Crystal Dunn

Striker
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  32', 90'

substitutes

18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  81'
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  82'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 3, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 3, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

90'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 3, North Carolina Courage 4. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Meredith Speck (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

MISS

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

83'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 3, North Carolina Courage 3. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Debinha.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Poliana replaces Carson Pickett.

76'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a headed pass.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

75'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Chioma Ubogagu.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Dani Weatherholt replaces Christine Nairn.

73'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Carson Pickett.

73'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a headed pass.

72'

YELLOW CARD

Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

69'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

68'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride).

66'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 2, North Carolina Courage 3. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross following a corner.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Samantha Mewis.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

62'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, North Carolina Courage 3. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a cross.

60'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Chioma Ubogagu.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carson Pickett.

57'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, North Carolina Courage 2. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

52'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marta.

52'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

49'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

48'

FREE KICK WON

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

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

44'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Debinha tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Debinha.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

40'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

37'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

34'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

29'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Emily van Egmond tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

26'

MISS

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

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

20'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a through ball.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

14'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

10'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper.

9'

POST

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

7'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Denise O'Sullivan tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

4'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alex Morgan.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Jaelene Hinkle tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Emily van Egmond tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
74
Dani Weatherholt 17
Christine Nairn 7
75
Rachel Hill 15
Chioma Ubogagu 6
78
Poliana 19
Carson Pickett 16
81
Kristen Hamilton 23
Debinha 10
82
Meredith Speck 25
Denise O'Sullivan 8
32
goal

Jessica McDonald 14

Assisted by: Denise O'Sullivan 8

52
goal

Chioma Ubogagu 6

Assisted by: Marta 10

57
goal

Debinha 10

62
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

Assisted by: Crystal Dunn 19

65
goal

Alanna Kennedy 14

Assisted by: Christine Nairn 7

83
goal

Rachel Hill 15

Assisted by: Marta 10

90
goal

Jessica McDonald 14

Assisted by: Jaelene Hinkle 15

72
yellow card

Emily van Egmond 5

90 +3
yellow card

Abby Erceg 6

NC

Goals & Assists

32′ North Carolina Courage
Jessica McDonald
Assisted by: Denise O'Sullivan
52′ Orlando Pride
Chioma Ubogagu
Assisted by: Marta
57′ North Carolina Courage
Debinha
62′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
Assisted by: Crystal Dunn
65′ Orlando Pride
Alanna Kennedy
Assisted by: Christine Nairn
83′ Orlando Pride
Rachel Hill
Assisted by: Marta
90′ North Carolina Courage
Jessica McDonald
Assisted by: Jaelene Hinkle

Disciplinary

72′ Orlando Pride
Emily van Egmond
90 + 3′ North Carolina Courage
Abby Erceg

Substitutions

74′ Orlando Pride
  Dani Weatherholt
  Christine Nairn
75′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Chioma Ubogagu
78′ Orlando Pride
  Poliana
  Carson Pickett
81′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Debinha
82′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Denise O'Sullivan


ORL

Match Statistics


NC

7
Shots
25
3
Shots On Goal
8
0
Shots Blocked
9
3
Corners
8
10
Crosses
19
2
Offsides
3
10
Fouls
6
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
384
Total Passes
402
68.8%
Passing Accuracy
69.7%
48.6%
Possession
51.4%
44
Duels Won
59
14
Tackles Won
11
4
Saves
0
21
Clearances
7

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
16 D Carson Pickett 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 D Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 M Christine Nairn 74 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
5 M Emily van Egmond 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 3
6 F Chioma Ubogagu 75 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 0
13 F Alex Morgan 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
10 F Marta 90 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
19 S Poliana 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 15 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dani Weatherholt 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Lotta Ökvist 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 4 25 4 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
7 DM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 1
8 DM Denise O'Sullivan 82 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
10 AM Debinha 81 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
19 F Crystal Dunn 90 0 1 6 1 0 2 0 1
14 F Jessica McDonald 90 2 0 7 4 0 1 0 1
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
21 S Darian Jenkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
100 G Katelyn Rowland 90 3 7 0 0 0 0 0

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