ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2021) - Orlando Pride (7-7-7, 28 points) travels to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Red Stars (8-8-5, 29 points) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at SeatGeek Stadium. Kickoff for the match is set for 8 p.m. ET, with the contest exclusively available to stream on Twitch.
Wednesday’s match will see two sides face off that are both looking to jump into playoff position, with Chicago sitting at seventh in the standings with 29 points followed by the Pride at eighth with 28. The two teams will square off one more time prior to the end of the season following their midweek fixture, this time with the Pride set to host the Red Stars in their regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 29 at Exploria Stadium.
Saturday will serve as the between the two sides. In the last meeting, Jodie Taylor opened the scoring in the 15th minute with Sydney Leroux doubling the Pride’s advantage in the 89th, securing a 2-0 victory for the visitors.
The Pride are coming off a nail-biting 3-2 defeat against Gotham FC this past Saturday at Exploria Stadium. Despite being down 3-0 with five minutes left to play, the Pride rallied back behind an Erika Tymrak goal in the 85th minute and a penalty courtesy of Marta in the 89th to end the game 3-2, just shy of completing the comeback.
Sydney Leroux continues to lead the Pride in goals scored at eight and also has two assists on the season. Teammates Marta and Taylor Kornieck continue to lead the Pride in assists, each with three on the year.
Chicago is coming off a 3-2 defeat at OL Reign this past Sunday. Chicago’s Pugh opened the scoring, but the Reign rattled off three unanswered goals. The Red Stars did manage to pull one back, however the team were unable to find an equalizer, thus failing to find a result for the first time in six matches.
Mal Pugh leads the Red Stars with four goals on the season, with Rachel Hill and Kealia Watt close behind with three apiece. Pugh and Watt also lead Chicago in assists this season with the former having four and the latter having three.
Following Wednesday’s match, the Pride travel to take on Racing Louisville on Saturday, Oct. 16. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Lynn Family Stadium.