Orlando Pride ORL

8‑6‑4 , 3‑3‑2 Home

Sat, Jul 21
3:30PM ET

Seattle Reign FCSEA

8‑4‑5 , 3‑3‑3 Away

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Preview: Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC | Sat., 3:30 p.m. ET | Lifetime

The Pride and the Reign play for the third time in 2018, after last meeting ended in a scoreless draw

Orlando Pride midfielder Kristen Edmonds (left) and Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

When: Saturday, July 21, at 3:30 p.m. ET

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Where: Orlando City Stadium | Orlando, Florida

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The Game

  • The Orlando Pride lost 3-1 at midweek against the Houston Dash, but bounced back in their weekend match-up against Utah Royals FC, when they clinched a 2-1 win. The Orlando Pride is in third place in the standings, tied on points with the Chicago Red Stars and one point behind Seattle Reign FC. The Pride have a chance to overtake the Reign in the table with a win on Saturday afternoon.
  • Seattle Reign FC dropped points against the Chicago Red Stars in Week 16 after conceding a goal in the 87th minute and suffering a 1-0 defeat. The loss ended the Reign’s unbeaten streak at four games. Seattle remains in second place in the standings, but they sit at 29 points, just one point above the third-place Orlando Pride and fourth-place Chicago Red Stars. Portland Thorns FC are also inching up on the Reign, with 26 points in fifth place. Securing three points this weekend will be crucial to Seattle maintaining the second-place spot.
  • Ashlyn Harris and forward Alex Morgan have been named to the U.S. women’s national team roster for the Tournament of Nations. For Seattle Reign FC, Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long have been named to the U.S. roster for the Tournament of Nations. The four players will miss this weekend’s game.
  •  Also for the Pride, Alanna Kennedy and Emily van Egmond have been named to Australia’s roster for the tournament. For the Reign, Rumi Utsugi and Nahomi Kawasumi have been named to Japan’s roster. Lydia Williams and Steph Catley were called up for Australia. They will report after this weekend’s game.
  • Both of the previous matches between the Reign and the Pride this season ended in a draw. In the first, Allie Long got on the scoreboard for the Reign in the first half, and Marta scored off of a free kick in the second half to level things up for the Pride and secure a 1-1 result. In Week 10 when the teams met again, they played to a 0-0 tie.
  • Orlando Pride forward Rachel Hill is listed as questionable in this week’s Injury Report due to a right groin strain.
  • Reign midfielder Rumi Utsugi is second in the league in tackles won (39). In the last meeting between the Reign and the Pride, Utsugi recorded two shots, 61 touches, and a team high of five tackles. Utsugi is listed as questionable in the Injury Report due to a left calf strain.
  • Alanna Kennedy leads the Orlando Pride in interceptions (42) and duels won (134). She is second on the team for passes into the final third (105). Kennedy had one of the best chances in the last meeting between these teams, when she struck a ball from teammate Carson Pickett in the 22nd minute and it hit the crossbar.
  • When these teams met in Week 10, Reign forward Jodie Taylor dominated on the attack despite not being able to break the deadlock for her team. Taylor got off four shots, two of which were on target. She also recorded a key pass and 43 touches. Taylor has five goals and one assist this season.
  • Defender Shelina Zadorsky is third in the league in clearances (85) and first on the Pride in touches (954) and successful passes (591).
  • Seattle Reign defender Lauren Barnes made six interceptions last time the Reign and Pride played, tied for the match high. Barnes also made a team-high nine recoveries of possession and 92 touches. Barnes is second on the Reign in clearances (47).
  • Pride goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer got her first start of the season the last time the Pride played the Reign. Kopmeyer recorded five saves in that match, and maintained a clean sheet.

By the Numbers

Orlando Pride 

8-6-4, 28 points, 3rd place (Home: 3-3-2, Away: 5-3-2)

26 goals for, 25 goals against

Sydney Leroux: 6 goals, 2 assists

Alex Morgan: 4 goals, 2 assists

Chioma Ubogagu: 4 goals, 1 assist

Rachel Hill: 4 goals

Ashlyn Harris: 56 saves, 25 goals against, 4 shutouts

Haley Kopmeyer: 5 saves, 0 goals against, 1 shutout

 

Seattle Reign FC

8-4-5, 29 points, 2nd place (Home: 5-1-2 Away: 3-3-3)

19 goals for, 14 goals against

Megan Rapinoe: 7 goals, 4 assists

Jodie Taylor: 5 goals, 1 assist

Allie Long: 3 goals

Michelle Betos: 40 saves, 8 goals against, 2 shutouts

Lydia Williams: 28 saves, 6 goals against, 6 shutouts

 


In Focus


The Last Time They Met

Seattle Reign FC 0 | Orlando Pride 0

June 3, 2018 at UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle, Washington

  • In Week 10, the Seattle Reign hosted the Orlando Pride and the teams played to a scoreless draw. Though neither team was able to find the back of the net, Seattle Reign FC recorded 16 shots in the match, while the visiting Orlando Pride recorded 12, including a shot from Alanna Kennedy in the 22nd minute that hit the crossbar. Goalkeepers Haley Kopmeyer and Lydia Williams made five and two saves, respectively, to keep things scoreless for their sides.

 


What The’re Saying

 

Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger

 

Seattle Reign FC forward Jodie Taylor

 


Injury Report

 

Orlando Pride

OUT: None
QUESTIONABLE: Rachel Hill (right groin strain)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Ashlyn Harris (USA), Alex Morgan (USA)

 

Seattle Reign FC

OUT: Elizabeth Addo (right knee strain), Yael Averbuch (illness)
QUESTIONABLE: Rumi Utsugi (left calf strain)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Allie Long (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA)

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