Orlando Pride ORL

8‑7‑6 , 3‑4‑4 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jul 7

Washington SpiritWAS

2‑15‑4 , 0‑10‑2 Away

1

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 4,621

Marta scores in the 86th minute as the Pride win 2-1

Marta now has three goals this season

Orlando Pride forward Marta scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute. (Photo credit: Roy K. Miller/isiphotos.com)

The Orlando Pride needed a win and Marta delivered, scoring the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give the Pride a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit.

The win puts the Prude at 7-5-4 with 25 points, good enough for third place in the NWSL once all was said and done in Week 15. The Spirit remain in eighth place at 2-10-4 with 10 points.

The Pride were coming off two tough losses last week, a 2-1 late loss at home to the Dash before a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Courage. Anything less than three points would’ve seen the Pride slip below the playoff line with the final third of the season remaining.

With the score tied 1-1, Spirit defender Whitney Church tried to serve a Pride clearance back into the attacking third, but her pass was picked off by Pride forward Sydney Leroux. Leroux quickly passed it to Marta, making a run just over midfield. Marta charged down the left sideline and Church and Estelle Johnson raced back to defend as Marta dribbled into the box. Marta cut once to her right, and then quickly back to her left, before roofing a left-footed shot up and over Church and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe to make it 2-1.

It’s Marta’s third goal of the season and first in the run of play. She scored on a penalty kick in the season opener and then a free kick when she returned from international duty on April 28. Saturday night’s goal snapped an eight-game goalless drought for Marta, who now has 16 career NWSL goals since joining the league last season.

Marta finished the game with 11 total shots, five shots on goal and eight chances created on 77 total touches. She also had an 85.7% passing accuracy on 42 pass attempts.

“I told you before the game we need to take opportunities and score goals. I feel like today, I have more space, create opportunities,” Marta told Dalen Cuff on ESPNews after the game.

Marta had her chances throughout the game, but Bledsoe was up to the task against her former teammate. Marta had four shots in just the game’s first 15 minutes, but Bledsoe came up big to stop her in the seventh minute.

Ashley Hatch scored the first goal of the game, snapping a five-game goalless streak for the Spirit. She headed in a Church corner kick to give the Spirit the lead in the 26th minute.

Leroux tied the game for the Pride just before the halftime whistle, taking a pass from Alanna Kennedy into the box, cutting around Church and then hitting it near post to beat Bledsoe. The goal is Leroux’s fifth of the season and she leads the Pride in scoring.

Bledsoe made 10 total saves in the match, as the Pride dominated in shots 31-16 and shots on goal 12-5 until Marta finally found her breakthrough in the 86th minute.

Both teams would’ve had more goals if not for the woodwork.

On a well-placed corner kick from Marta, Kennedy’s header went off the crossbar in the 80th minute.

In the 63rd minute, Estefanía Banini had a looping shot go off the post and the follow-up shot by Meggie Dougherty Howard stopped by Carson Pickett.

Camila made her return to the field for the Pride, coming in as a sub in the 65th minute for her first game action since tearing her ACL in last year’s regular season finale. She took three shots in her 25 minutes. Her best chance came in the 68th minute.

Chioma Ubogagu served a low pass into the box and in the direction of Marta, but Spirit midfielder Tori Huster just beat Marta to avoid another Marta shot on goal. Dani Weatherholt tapped the loose ball to Camila, but her shot went high.

Rose Lavelle also entered as a sub, coming on in the 75th minute after missing the last few matches with left hamstring inflammation.

Francisca Ordega left the game in the 10th minute after a collision in the box with Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris. Dalen Cuff reported on ESPNews that Ordega was entered into concussion protocol.

Alex Morgan missed the match with a right calf strain. She was listed as questionable coming into the match, but was not an available sub on Saturday night.

Both teams are quickly back in action on Wednesday night. The Pride head to Houston for another meeting with the Dash. The Spirit will head to North Carolina to take on the first-place Courage.

 

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
21

Monica

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  65'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
5

Emily van Egmond

Midfielder
  65'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Striker
  72'
10

Marta

Striker
  90 + 3'   86'
2

Sydney Leroux

Striker
  45 + 2'

substitutes

19

Poliana

Substitute
12

Kristen Edmonds

Substitute
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  72'
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
9

Camila

Substitute
  65'
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
17

Dani Weatherholt

Substitute
  65'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
  75'
4

Rebecca Quinn

Midfielder
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
  66'
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker
  9'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
  26'
23

Tori Huster

Striker

substitutes

8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Substitute
  9'
22

Mallory Eubanks

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
16

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
  75'
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute
  66'
19

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 2, Washington Spirit 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 2, Washington Spirit 1.

90'+5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco with a cross following a corner.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mônica.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mônica (Orlando Pride).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross following a corner.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Dani Weatherholt.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tori Huster.

86'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 2, Washington Spirit 1. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marta with a cross following a corner.

82'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

81'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marta.

80'

POST

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Marta with a cross following a corner.

80'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

80'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Rose Lavelle replaces Estefanía Banini.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Chioma Ubogagu.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

71'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun replaces Andi Sullivan.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Dani Weatherholt replaces Christine Nairn.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Camila replaces Emily van Egmond.

63'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63'

POST

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mônica (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emily van Egmond.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emily van Egmond.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

56'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

54'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emily van Egmond.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster tries a through ball, but Ashley Hatch is caught offside.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 1, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 1, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+2'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Washington Spirit 1. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Estefanía Banini.

35'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mônica (Orlando Pride).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Marta with a cross following a corner.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marta.

26'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, Washington Spirit 1. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross following a corner.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mônica.

25'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alanna Kennedy tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy with a headed pass.

11'

MISS

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

10'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

9'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard replaces Francisca Ordega.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu with a cross.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Carson Pickett.

3'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2'

START DELAY

Delay in match Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
9
Meggie Dougherty Howard 8
Francisca Ordega 14
65
Camila 9
Emily van Egmond 5
65
Dani Weatherholt 17
Christine Nairn 7
66
Havana Solaun 9
Andi Sullivan 6
72
Rachel Hill 15
Chioma Ubogagu 6
75
Rose Lavelle 16
Estefanía Banini 10
26
goal

Ashley Hatch 33

Assisted by: Whitney Church 5

45 +2
goal

Sydney Leroux 2

Assisted by: Alanna Kennedy 14

86
goal

Marta 10

Assisted by: Sydney Leroux 2

90 +3
yellow card

Marta 10

WAS

Goals & Assists

26′ Washington Spirit
Ashley Hatch
Assisted by: Whitney Church
45 + 2′ Orlando Pride
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Alanna Kennedy
86′ Orlando Pride
Marta
Assisted by: Sydney Leroux

Disciplinary

90 + 3′ Orlando Pride
Marta

Substitutions

9′ Washington Spirit
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
  Francisca Ordega
65′ Orlando Pride
  Camila
  Emily van Egmond
65′ Orlando Pride
  Dani Weatherholt
  Christine Nairn
66′ Washington Spirit
  Havana Solaun
  Andi Sullivan
72′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Chioma Ubogagu
75′ Washington Spirit
  Rose Lavelle
  Estefanía Banini


ORL

Match Statistics


WAS

31
Shots
16
12
Shots On Goal
5
8
Shots Blocked
5
6
Corners
3
21
Crosses
5
2
Offsides
1
9
Fouls
5
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
493
Total Passes
394
77.7%
Passing Accuracy
66.0%
56.2%
Possession
43.8%
44
Duels Won
47
6
Tackles Won
13
4
Saves
10
10
Clearances
27

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 1 0
21 D Monica 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
7 M Christine Nairn 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
5 M Emily van Egmond 65 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 F Chioma Ubogagu 72 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2
10 F Marta 90 1 0 11 5 6 0 2 2
2 F Sydney Leroux 90 1 1 9 4 0 0 0 1
19 S Poliana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Kristen Edmonds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Camila 25 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dani Weatherholt 25 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 16 4 0 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 M Estefanía Banini 75 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
4 M Rebecca Quinn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 M Andi Sullivan 66 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 F Francisca Ordega 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 1 0 6 3 0 1 0 2
23 F Tori Huster 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 3
8 S Meggie Dougherty Howard 81 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
22 S Mallory Eubanks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Rose Lavelle 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 2 31 10 0 0 0 0

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