ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2022) - Orlando Pride (2-2-2, 8 points) looks to extend its road winning streak to three games as the team travels to take on the Houston Dash (2-1-2, 8 points) on Friday, June 3 at PNC Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET with the match available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S. and internationally on Twitch.
“[Houston Dash is] a very confident group. They have gotten some results recently. They seem to be playing very unified,” Head Coach Amanda Cromwell said. “Against the last two teams, they played a different formation…but in the end we know where their threats are. We know [Rachel] Daly and [Nichelle] Prince have been playing really well with [Shea] Groom underneath them. They defend well, they are scrappy and I think above all else right now, they are confident.”
Friday will mark the first of two matchups against the Dash in the Pride’s 2022 regular season campaign. Last season, the sides played to a 1-1 draw at Exploria Stadium and the Dash defeated the Pride 2-1 in Houston. The Dash are unbeaten against the Pride in the last five games played at PNC Stadium across all competitions.
The Pride won their first road game of the 2022 campaign at Banc of California Stadium in front of 17,150 fans in a 1-0 win over Angel City FC. The Pride’s second road win of the season came in North Carolina where Orlando defeated the 2022 Challenge Cup Champions North Carolina Courage 2-1 behind goals from Sydney Leroux and Mikayla Cluff.
The Pride are coming off a thrilling draw against the Washington Spirit at Exploria Stadium. Orlando scored twice in stoppage time to come back and split the points with the Spirit. Cluff found the back of the net in the 90+5 minute while Darian Jenkins scored in what would serve as the latest NWSL regular season goal ever recorded at 97:53.
The Dash extended their unbeaten streak to four games after earning a 1-1 draw at PNC Stadium against the North Carolina Courage. Forward Rachel Daly scored for the Dash marking her third of the regular season. She also made her 100th career regular season appearance for the club.
Following Friday’s match, Orlando will continue their string of road games in June as they head to Chicago to take on the Chicago Red Stars at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday, June 12. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET.