Washington Spirit WAS

3‑8‑3 , 3‑3‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jul 8

Orlando PrideORL

5‑6‑4 , 2‑4‑3 Away

2

Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 5,200

Marta, Mallory Pugh trade braces in 2-2 draw between Pride and Spirit

Pugh converted 90' PK for the Washington Spirit

alt text

Ali Krieger of the Orlando Pride squares off against the Washington Spirit's Mal Pugh during Saturday's Game of the Week. (Photo credit: Tony Quinn for isiphotos.com)

The Orlando Pride and Washington Spirit settled for a 2-2 draw at the Maryland SoccerPlex in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,200 fans. The two teams traded penalty kicks and braces from their biggest names, with Marta providing a first-half penalty kick and stunner in the second, but the Spirit getting a first-half goal from Mallory Pugh, then the equalizing penalty kick in the 90th minute.

The Orlando Pride looked on the verge of a big rebound win on the road, if not for 19-year-old Pugh stepping to the spot. Spirit sub Kristie Mewis earned the foul in the box after contact from Pride defender Toni Pressley. Despite Pride goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe guessing the correct way, Pugh made no mistakes and hit the corner of the net for the late equalizer.

Pugh was also responsible for the Spirit’s goal in the first half, providing the left-footed finish on a Francisca Ordega assist. The play started after some sustained passing from Orlando went awry, as defender Kristen Edmonds was picked off by Estefanía Banini.

Pugh played all 90 minutes, and the come-from-behind draw should help push the Spirit forward. “I think since we lost against the Breakers, getting this point is really important for us,” she said after the match concluded. “Orlando’s a great team, just getting a point against them is great. We can just continue our momentum going forward.”

Orlando opened the scoring in the 10th minute, after Spirit defender Kassey Kallman conceded the penalty with a foul on Camila in the box with shoulder-to-shoulder contact. Marta converted with her left foot, as Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé guessed to her right.

Marta scored her second of the game and eighth of the season in the 56th minute. The Spirit got careless with their own passing, as Havana Solaun was picked off by Pride defender Steph Catley. Eventually, Marta had her shot from the top of the box, and despite three bodies in red between her and goal, found the bottom right corner with a perfectly placed strike.

Marta nearly went for a hat trick and with style in the 64th minute. She saw Labbé off her line, and tried a chip from about 45 yards out that ultimately went wide, though Labbé went up for the save just in case.

The Spirit might have actually earned all three points at home if not for Pride goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, who had to come up with a massive save against Spirit midfielder Tori Huster in the 28th minute. After a precise pass from Meggie Dougherty Howard, Huster had a one-on-one with Bledsoe. Bledsoe managed to put her left hand up and block the shot from close range.

Alex Morgan made her first start for the Orlando Pride this season on Saturday afternoon. After the match, Morgan told broadcaster Cat Whitehill, “I could tell I wasn’t 90 minutes fit just yet. But I felt good on the field. I felt me and Marta were combining quite a bit; we found each other a lot.”

The Pride did enjoy a fairly significant advantage in possession, with 57.4% through the match. They also held the edge in passing, with 448 passes and 76.6% accuracy to the Spirit’s 345 passes with 71.0% accuracy. For Alex Morgan, her assessment of the match concluded that the Pride didn’t quite manage to take advantage of the space on the field. “I felt like we started off all right. Obviously, Washington was playing a little higher than they usually do. I think we could have exposed space in behind a little bit more than we did. We started to get our rhythm a little bit, especially in the second half.”

Morgan also expressed some disappointment with the final decision of Saturday’s match being decided by a late penalty call. She said, “Obviously giving up that PK in the very end — I feel like that’s been the story of this year, for every team in the NWSL. PKs have been given out way too frequently and I’m not sure if they’re all deserving or not, but it’s just unfortunate that so many games have been decided on PKs.”

The Pride will get a chance to finally find another three points when they return home to Orlando City Stadium on July 15 to face off against FC Kansas City. The Spirit will look to pick up points against the Dash in Houston next Saturday, and escape from the bottom of the table with a big away win.

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  74'
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  82'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  64'
11

Mallory Pugh

Forward
  24', 90'
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward

substitutes

2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
3

Caprice Dydasco

Substitute
  74'
8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
19

Kristie Mewis

Substitute
  82'
20

Cheyna Williams

Substitute
  64'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Orlando Pride

19

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
3

Toni Pressley

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Defender
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defensive Midfielder
17

Dani Weatherholt

Defensive Midfielder
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Attacking Midfielder
  90'   10', 56'
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Attacking Midfielder
  78'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Attacking Midfielder
13

Alex Morgan

Forward
  63'

substitutes

4

Jamia Fields

Substitute
  78'
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  63'
18

Maddy Evans

Substitute
  90'
20

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Substitute
23

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
40

Caroline Stanley

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 2, Orlando Pride 2.

90'+7'

END 2

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

90'+7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

90'+6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

90'+5'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+4'

START DELAY

Delay in match Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

90'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Maddy Evans replaces Marta.

90'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Orlando Pride 2. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

88'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride) after a foul in the penalty area.

88'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

86'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tori Huster.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

84'

OFFSIDE

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

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis replaces Meggie Dougherty Howard.

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit).

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Jamia Fields replaces Camila.

77'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rachel Hill.

75'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco replaces Estelle Johnson.

72'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Orlando Pride).

71'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

70'

MISS

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

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

68'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Francisca Ordega tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheyna Williams.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride).

65'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Hill with a headed pass.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cheyna Williams replaces Havana Solaun.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Alex Morgan.

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Marta tries a through ball, but Camila is caught offside.

56'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Orlando Pride 2. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Camila (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

53'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

51'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Stephanie Labbé tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kassey Kallman.

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Chioma Ubogagu tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 1, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+4'

END 1

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

45'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tori Huster.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Havana Solaun.

41'

MISS

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

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

36'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Chioma Ubogagu tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

34'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

33'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Orlando Pride).

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

29'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard with a through ball.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

27'

FREE KICK WON

Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Orlando Pride 1. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

22'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Marta (Orlando Pride).

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

15'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14'

FREE KICK WON

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

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

13'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

10'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1. Marta (Orlando Pride) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

9'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Orlando Pride. Camila draws a foul in the penalty area.

9'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit) after a foul in the penalty area.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

6'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit).

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
63
Rachel Hill 15
Alex Morgan 13
64
Cheyna Williams 20
Havana Solaun 9
74
Caprice Dydasco 3
Estelle Johnson 24
78
Jamia Fields 4
Camila Martins Pereira 9
82
Kristie Mewis 19
Meggie Dougherty Howard 29
90
Maddy Evans 18
Marta Vieira da Silva 10
10
goal

Marta Vieira da Silva 10

Penalty Kick

24
goal

Mallory Pugh 11

Assisted by: Francisca Ordega 14

56
goal

Marta Vieira da Silva 10

90
goal

Mallory Pugh 11

Penalty Kick

ORL

Goals & Assists

10′ Orlando Pride
Marta Vieira da Silva
Penalty kick
24′ Washington Spirit
Mallory Pugh
Assisted by: Francisca Ordega
56′ Orlando Pride
Marta Vieira da Silva
90′ Washington Spirit
Mallory Pugh
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

63′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Alex Morgan
64′ Washington Spirit
  Cheyna Williams
  Havana Solaun
74′ Washington Spirit
  Caprice Dydasco
  Estelle Johnson
78′ Orlando Pride
  Jamia Fields
  Camila Martins Pereira
82′ Washington Spirit
  Kristie Mewis
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
90′ Orlando Pride
  Maddy Evans
  Marta Vieira da Silva


WAS

Match Statistics


ORL

18
Shots
16
7
Shots On Goal
4
7
Shots Blocked
6
1
Corners
2
10
Crosses
13
4
Offsides
5
10
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
346
Total Passes
446
71.1%
Passing Accuracy
76.9%
43.7%
Possession
56.3%
51
Duels Won
50
12
Tackles Won
14
2
Saves
5
24
Clearances
28

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 M Estefanía Banini 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 3
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 82 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 1
9 M Havana Solaun 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 2 0 4 4 1 0 0 1
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 0 1 5 5 0 3 2 0
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Caprice Dydasco 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kristie Mewis 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 S Cheyna Williams 26 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 2 16 2 1 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Toni Pressley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
12 D Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
14 DM Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
17 DM Dani Weatherholt 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 AM Marta Vieira da Silva 89 2 0 6 6 2 1 2 0
9 AM Camila Martins Pereira 78 0 0 4 4 0 1 2 4
6 AM Chioma Ubogagu 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
13 F Alex Morgan 63 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1
4 S Jamia Fields 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 S Rachel Hill 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Maddy Evans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Nickolette Driesse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Monica Hickmann Alves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Jasmyne Spencer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 S Caroline Stanley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
19 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 2 18 5 1 0 0 0