2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup: Orlando Pride at Washington Spirit
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Audi Field, Washington
Highlights | Orlando Pride 1, Racing Louisville FC 0
- After their first win at Exploria Stadium in 2023, the Pride transitions into UKG Challenge Cup play where they will look for their first Challenge Cup win squaring off against the Washington Spirit.
- Wednesday’s matchup against the Washington Spirit will serve as the Club’s first away match of the tournament. The Pride opened Challenge Cup play on April 19 at Exploria Stadium, battling to a 1-1 draw with the North Carolina Courage.
- Goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse recorded her first clean sheet of her NWSL career during the Club’s last match against Racing Louisville, while Amanda Allen made her NWSL debut, becoming the youngest player to take the field in Pride history.
Seb Hines | We have to be mindful of the fixtures
Quote of the Week
“[This match] is about focusing on ourselves. They [Washington Spirit] may not rotate, they may want to build on what they've already achieved. We have to focus on ourselves and we have to focus on the bigger picture and that's obviously the schedule as a whole and the league as a whole. The Challenge Cup is another opportunity to give players minutes on the field and another opportunity for us to stake our identity again.” -- Head Coach Seb Hines
Messiah Bright | I'm here to grow and be the best player that I can be
Pride’s Last Match: Orlando Pride 1, Racing Louisville 0 (5/6/23, Exploria Stadium)
Goal-Scorer: Messiah Bright
Washington’s Last Match: Washington Spirit 3, San Diego 1 (5/6/23, Audi Field)
Goal-Scorers: Trinity Rodman, Ashley Sanchez, Paige Metayer; Alex Morgan
Against the Opposition
Series Record: 5-7-7 (Home: 4-2-4, Away: 1-5-3)
Last Matchup: Orlando Pride 0, Washington Spirit 0 (7/17/22, Audi Field)
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