ORLANDO, Fla. (April 30, 2022) - Orlando Pride (0-0-0, 0 points) will open its 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) regular season campaign on Sunday, May 1, set to host NJ/NY Gotham FC (0-0-0, 0 points) at Exploria Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with the match available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S. and internationally on Twitch.
“[Gotham is] a familiar opponent, of course, just having seen them and already played them twice so we’ve been working on how to be better from what we did the last game…We have players back from injury, so that’s going to be exciting to get some players back on the field. We’re just really looking forward to getting the regular season kicked off,” Orlando Pride Head Coach Amanda Cromwell said.
Sunday will see the Pride face off against a familiar foe, taking on the very side they concluded Challenge Cup play with this past Saturday. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena, with Gunny Jónsdóttir finding the back of the net for the visiting Pride. Sunday’s regular season opener will mark the third meeting between the two teams in just over a four-week span, with Gotham taking the first Challenge Cup meeting 1-0 back on March 30.
Jónsdóttir finished tied for the team-high in goals scored in the Challenge Cup along with Darian Jenkins, each with two. Four members of the Pride tallied an assist throughout the competition. Each of the Pride’s eligible players saw field time during the Challenge Cup outside of midfielder Viviana Villacorta, who was cleared just before the team’s final Challenge Cup match after a year-plus recovery from an ACL injury.
Finding the back of the net against the Pride last weekend, Kristie Mewis finished the Challenge Cup leading Gotham with two goals.
Following Sunday’s match, Orlando will head to Banc of California Stadium for their inaugural fixture with 2022 expansion side Angel City FC on May 8. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m ET.
Tickets to Sunday’s match are available at Orlando-Pride.com, while fans can secure tickets to each match and the best pricing available by becoming an Orlando Pride Season Ticket Member. Season Ticket Members can save up to 25% on the single match ticket price and receive access to year-round, exclusive events as well as 10% off food, beverage and merchandise. To become a Pride Season Ticket Member today, please visit the link here or call (855) ORL-CITY.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive preferred pricing. Fans interested in group tickets for any of the Pride’s home matches can find more information here or by calling (855) ORL-CITY.