Orlando Pride ORL

8‑10‑6 , 3‑5‑4 Home

1
Final
Sat, Mar 24

Utah Royals FCUTA

9‑7‑8 , 4‑4‑4 Away

1

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 9,017

Utah Royals FC, Orlando Pride tie 1-1

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir scores the first goal in Utah Royals FC history

Utah Royals FC and the Orlando Pride tied 1-1 on Saturday night to open their NWSL seasons in front of a crowd of 9,017 fans at Orlando City Stadium. For Utah, it’s their first-ever NWSL point.

It didn’t take long for Utah Royals FC to score their first NWSL goal.

In just the third minute, Diana Matheson, playing in her first game since the 2016 NWSL Championship, sent a long cross into the box. Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir, making her NWSL debut, slid to get her right foot on it and knocked it past Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to give Utah the 1-0 lead.

 

Matheson missed all of last season after tearing her ACL last January.

Orlando tied the game in the 21st minute on a penalty kick from Marta, her first of the year after scoring 13 last season.

The Pride earned the first-half penalty on a controversial call by referee Danielle Chesky. Orlando sent a ball into the box towards Pride midfielder Dani Weatherholt. Weatherholt hit the ball with her right foot and the ball then appeared to hit Utah Royals FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn in the face. But Chesky called for a penalty kick and awarded a yellow card to Sauerbrunn, whose arms appeared to be raised when the ball came off Weatherholt’s foot. In written responses to questions from Luis G. Hernandez, the referee pool reporter in Orlando, Chesky said that she determined Sauerbrunn to have deliberately handled the ball. Chesky also wrote that Sauerbrunn was awarded the yellow card for deliberately handling a shot on a goal.

 

In the 45th minute, Pride forward Alex Morgan went down after a hard head-to-head collision with Utah Royals FC Abby Smith. Morgan walked off the field, but did not return and was replaced by Chioma Ubogagu to start the second half. The Pride said after the game that she is being evaluated per the league’s concussion protocol.

The game was Sydney Leroux‘s first game with Orlando. Her best chance on goal came on a header in the 49th minute, but her effort was collected by Smith.

 

Both teams had limited chances in the second half, but Jónsdóttir nearly won the game for Utah deep into second half stoppage time, sending a screaming shot just over the crossbar.

 

 

 

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
  90 + 2'
19

Poliana

Defender
  66'
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
3

Toni Pressley

Midfielder
  73'
17

Dani Weatherholt

Midfielder
2

Sydney Leroux

Striker
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
  46'
10

Marta

Striker
  21'

substitutes

12

Kristen Edmonds

Substitute
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
21

Monica

Substitute
  66'
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  73'
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Substitute
  46'
25

Lotta Ökvist

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
  21'
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
5

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
20

Elise Thorsnes

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
  3'
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Striker
  58'   81'

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
13

Brooke Elby

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
  64'
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
  81'
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  62'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 1, Utah Royals 1.

90'+7'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 1, Utah Royals 1.

90'+5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rachel Corsie following a corner.

90'+5'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Rachel Hill.

90'+2'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

FREE KICK WON

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

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

79'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Toni Pressley.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

67'

FREE KICK WON

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

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Mônica replaces Poliana.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Taylor Lytle replaces Diana Matheson.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rebecca Moros with a cross.

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Elise Thorsnes.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

58'

YELLOW CARD

Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals).

57'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

56'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Poliana (Orlando Pride).

56'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Poliana (Orlando Pride).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50'

START DELAY

Delay in match Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a headed pass.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Chioma Ubogagu replaces Alex Morgan because of an injury.

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 1, Utah Royals 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 1, Utah Royals 1.

45'+2'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Smith (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

42'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Carson Pickett tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a cross.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a headed pass.

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals).

27'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Desiree Scott tries a through ball, but Brittany Ratcliffe is caught offside.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals).

21'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Utah Royals 1. Marta (Orlando Pride) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

21'

YELLOW CARD

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

19'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

19'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carson Pickett with a cross.

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a headed pass.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Marta with a cross following a corner.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

15'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

12'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride).

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

5'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, Utah Royals 1. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson with a cross.

2'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

1'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
46
Ubogagu 6
Morgan 13
62
Stengel 24
Thorsnes 20
64
Lytle 12
Matheson 10
66
Monica 21
Poliana 19
73
Hill 15
Pressley 3
81
Miramontez 17
Ratcliffe 25
3
goal

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

Assisted by: Diana Matheson 10

21
goal

Marta 10

Penalty Kick

21
yellow card

Becky Sauerbrunn 4

58
yellow card

Brittany Ratcliffe 25

90 +2
yellow card

Ali Krieger 11

UTA

Goals & Assists

3′ Utah Royals FC
Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
Assisted by: Diana Matheson
21′ Orlando Pride
Marta
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

21′ Utah Royals FC
Becky Sauerbrunn
58′ Utah Royals FC
Brittany Ratcliffe
90 + 2′ Orlando Pride
Ali Krieger

Substitutions

46′ Orlando Pride
  Chioma Ubogagu
  Alex Morgan
62′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Elise Thorsnes
64′ Utah Royals FC
  Taylor Lytle
  Diana Matheson
66′ Orlando Pride
  Monica
  Poliana
73′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Toni Pressley
81′ Utah Royals FC
  Sydney Miramontez
  Brittany Ratcliffe


ORL

Match Statistics


UTA

7
Shots
9
3
Shots On Goal
2
3
Shots Blocked
2
4
Corners
1
13
Crosses
15
1
Offsides
2
14
Fouls
8
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
480
Total Passes
401
76.3%
Passing Accuracy
69.1%
54.3%
Possession
45.7%
44
Duels Won
42
9
Tackles Won
16
1
Saves
2
18
Clearances
11

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 D Poliana 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 M Christine Nairn 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 M Toni Pressley 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
17 M Dani Weatherholt 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
2 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
13 F Alex Morgan 45 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0
10 F Marta 90 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 2
12 S Kristen Edmonds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Monica 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Chioma Ubogagu 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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 1 9 1 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2
6 DM Katie Bowen 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 AM Elise Thorsnes 62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 4
10 AM Diana Matheson 64 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 F Brittany Ratcliffe 81 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Taylor Lytle 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 1 7 2 1 0 0 1

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