Orlando Pride ORL

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Final
Sat, Aug 12

Sky Blue FCNJ

7‑9‑2 , 3‑6‑1 Away

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Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 5,243

Pride jump into fourth place with 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC

Alex Morgan and Marta each scored twice

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After scoring twice vs. Sky Blue FC, Marta now has 11 goals, tied for second-best in the NWSL. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

Alex Morgan and Marta each scored twice as the Orlando Pride beat Sky Blue FC 5-0 at Orlando City Stadium in front of a crowd of 5,243 fans on a rainy night in Orlando. The kickoff was delayed for one hour and 16 minutes because of weather in the area.

The win moves the Pride into the fourth and final playoff spot with 26 points (7-6-5 record) pending the rest of the Week 16 results. The Reign are just two points behind and play Sunday night at home vs. the Courage. Sky Blue FC drop down to sixth place with 23 points.

Morgan and Marta needed just four minutes to get on the scoresheet. From midfield, Marta launched long ball right to the feet of Morgan, in between Morgan and Sky Blue FC defender Christie Pearce. Morgan collected the ball, cut back around Pearce, and hammered a left-footed shot past Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan to make it 1-0.

The Pride got their second goal of the game in the 43rd minute when Camila nutmegged Sarah Killion at the end line and made a run into the box. Camila then passed into the center of the area and midfielder Dani Weatherholt finished it for her first NWSL goal.

In the 45th minute, Sky Blue FC midfielder Madison Tiernan found some space and nearly cut the lead in half but her left-footed shot went just wide.

In the 47th minute, Morgan scored her second goal of the game and fifth of the season. The play started when Marta beat a double team on the left side and picked out Jasmyne Spencer in the center of the field about 25 yards from goal. Spencer took two touches and sent a through ball to Morgan in the box. As Sheridan came off her line, Morgan cut the ball to the far post to make it 3-0.

Five minutes later, Spencer was the playmaker again, sending a cross into the box. Sheridan tried to catch it, but the ball bounced out of her hands and right to the head of Marta, who was making a run to the goal line. Marta headed it into the back of the net from about two yards out for her tenth goal of the season.

The Pride’s final goal came in the 58th minute with Morgan returning the favor and assisting on a Marta score. From midfield, Morgan sent a long low through ball between two Sky Blue defenders that Marta sprinted onto the end of and then dribbled into the area. As Sheridan came off her line, Marta sent a low shot to the left corner to make it 5-0. The score was Marta’s 11th of the season, pulling her into a tie with Sam Kerr for second-place in the league behind Megan Rapinoe’s 12 goals.

Kerr was denied her 12th goal of the season in the 90th minute when her header went off the crossbar. She had scored in five straight appearances for Sky Blue, but could not extend her streak to six games as the Pride limited her to two shots on goal in the match.

The game marked the final game of her NWSL career for Pride midfielder Maddy Evans after she announced her retirement earlier this week. She entered the game in the 62nd minute. When the Pride earned a penalty kick in the 65th minute, Marta — passing up a chance for a hat trick and a tie for the league lead in goals — gave the ball to Evans to take the kick. But the perfect ending wasn’t to be as Evans’ attempt was stopped by Sheridan, who made seven saves in the match. Sheridan has made 69 saves so far this season, second-best in the league.

Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris played her first game since being injured on May 21 and made three saves to earn the shutout. She made two strong stops in the second half to keep Sky Blue FC off the scoresheet.

Both teams will next be in action on Saturday as Sky Blue hosts Seattle Reign FC and the Pride visit the Boston Breakers.

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Defender
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defensive Midfielder
17

Dani Weatherholt

Defensive Midfielder
  62'   43'
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Attacking Midfielder
  53', 58'
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Attacking Midfielder
  76'
23

Jasmyne Spencer

Attacking Midfielder
  69'
13

Alex Morgan

Forward
  4', 47'

substitutes

19

Aubrey Bledsoe

Substitute
20

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
  69'
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
  76'
18

Maddy Evans

Substitute
  62'
4

Jamia Fields

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
7

Nikki Stanton

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
  46'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
  62'
73

Madison Tiernan

Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Forward
2

McKenzie Meehan

Forward
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
10

Daphne Corboz

Substitute
  46'
5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  62'
32

Natasha Kai

Substitute
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 5, Sky Blue 0.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 5, Sky Blue 0.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

90'

POST

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

89'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87'

START DELAY

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

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maddy Evans.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Christie Pearce (Sky Blue).

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danica Evans (Orlando Pride).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

77'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Danica Evans replaces Camila.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nickolette Driesse.

70'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Nickolette Driesse replaces Jasmyne Spencer.

69'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

68'

POST

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Marta.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Mônica.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

66'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

66'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Maddy Evans (Orlando Pride) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

65'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Orlando Pride. Jasmyne Spencer draws a foul in the penalty area.

65'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) after a foul in the penalty area.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Maddy Evans replaces Dani Weatherholt.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Sarah Killion.

62'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

58'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 5, Sky Blue 0. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Morgan with a through ball.

53'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 4, Sky Blue 0. Marta (Orlando Pride) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

47'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 3, Sky Blue 0. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jasmyne Spencer with a through ball.

47'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marta.

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz replaces Raquel Rodríguez.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

43'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 2, Sky Blue 0. Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Camila.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jasmyne Spencer (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Morgan with a through ball.

35'

OFFSIDE

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

34'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

34'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jasmyne Spencer (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

27'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Mônica.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

9'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

4'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 1, Sky Blue 0. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marta with a through ball.

2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
46
Daphne Corboz 10
Raquel Rodriguez 11
62
Maddy Evans 18
Dani Weatherholt 17
62
Maya Hayes 5
Sarah Killion 16
69
Nickolette Driesse 20
Jasmyne Spencer 23
76
Danica Evans 8
Camila Martins Pereira 9
4
goal

Alex Morgan 13

Assisted by: Marta Vieira da Silva 10

43
goal

Dani Weatherholt 17

Assisted by: Camila Martins Pereira 9

47
goal

Alex Morgan 13

Assisted by: Jasmyne Spencer 23

53
goal

Marta Vieira da Silva 10

58
goal

Marta Vieira da Silva 10

Assisted by: Alex Morgan 13

NJ

Goals & Assists

4′ Orlando Pride
Alex Morgan
Assisted by: Marta Vieira da Silva
43′ Orlando Pride
Dani Weatherholt
Assisted by: Camila Martins Pereira
47′ Orlando Pride
Alex Morgan
Assisted by: Jasmyne Spencer
53′ Orlando Pride
Marta Vieira da Silva
58′ Orlando Pride
Marta Vieira da Silva
Assisted by: Alex Morgan

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Sky Blue FC
  Daphne Corboz
  Raquel Rodriguez
62′ Orlando Pride
  Maddy Evans
  Dani Weatherholt
62′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Sarah Killion
69′ Orlando Pride
  Nickolette Driesse
  Jasmyne Spencer
76′ Orlando Pride
  Danica Evans
  Camila Martins Pereira


ORL

Match Statistics


NJ

18
Shots
11
12
Shots On Goal
3
1
Shots Blocked
4
6
Corners
7
20
Crosses
13
1
Offsides
2
4
Fouls
2
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
611
Total Passes
357
85.9%
Passing Accuracy
73.7%
63.3%
Possession
36.7%
48
Duels Won
33
10
Tackles Won
12
3
Saves
7
24
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Monica Hickmann Alves 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 D Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DM Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
17 DM Dani Weatherholt 62 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 AM Marta Vieira da Silva 90 2 1 6 6 6 0 0 2
9 AM Camila Martins Pereira 76 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
23 AM Jasmyne Spencer 69 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1
13 F Alex Morgan 90 2 1 5 5 0 1 0 0
19 S Aubrey Bledsoe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Nickolette Driesse 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 S Danica Evans 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 S Maddy Evans 28 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 S Jamia Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Chioma Ubogagu 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 0 11 3 0 0 0 0
7 D Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
3 D Christie Pearce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 M Sarah Killion 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 M Madison Tiernan 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 F Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 0
2 F McKenzie Meehan 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 0 0 5 5 0 1 0 1
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Daphne Corboz 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 S Natasha Kai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 5 18 7 1 1 0 0