HARRISON, N.J. (Aug. 29, 2021) - Orlando Pride (6-5-6, 24 points) earned three points against NJ/NY Gotham FC (5-5-6, 21 points) defeating the hosts 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. After a scoreless first half, Orlando struck first as Erika Tymrak scored off a long range shot for her first goal as a member of the Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux provided the assist on what would be the eventual game-winner, earning her first assist of the season.
Ashlyn Harris recorded three saves in the shutout, breaking the NWSL’s all-time regular season saves record. On her third and final save, a point-blank stop on Carli Lloyd, Harris recorded her 469th save, surpassing Nicole Barnhart who previously held the record at 468 saves.
Orlando Pride Interim Head Coach Becky Burleigh:
“I feel really good about that one because I think it was a huge step forward for us in mentality and that was really important. It was really important for us to be able to get a lead and hold it, especially on the road...I’m just really excited for [Erika Tymrak] because I feel like she's come in to so many games and impacted and because of that, I felt like she has earned an opportunity to start and be in the game from the beginning and for her to get her first goal as a Pride player, I was really, really excited for her…[Ashlyn Harris] just drives standards in a very positive way in terms of she's a competitor, she's a winner and that rubs off on everyone. Her willingness to put herself out there in terms of demonstrating what she is willing to do to win makes everybody else play a little bit harder.”
49’ Erika Tymrak (Sydney Leroux) - ORL 1, NJ/NY 0
Orlando got on the board first when Sydney Leroux found Erika Tymrak, who took the long-range right footed shot, finding the top left corner out of reach of the keeper.
- Ashlyn Harris broke the record for all-time regular season saves at 469 after recording three saves, surpassing Nicole Barnhart who previously held the record at 468 saves
- Erika Tymrak scored her first goal as a member of the Pride, and first since May 19, 2018 vs Houston Dash while she was a member of the Utah Royals.
- Toni Pressley recorded her third start of the regular season, which was her first since July 9 against Racing Louisville.
- Midfielder Erika Tymrak made her first start since July 18 against the Portland Thorns.
- Sydney Leroux recorded her first assist of the season when she supplied the ball to Tymrak.
- The Pride have scored in 17 consecutive regular season away matches, the longest such streak in NWSL history.
- Orlando’s unbeaten streak against Gotham FC stretches to five with the 1-0 victory.
Next Match: The Pride return home to Exploria Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 5 to take on the Houston Dash in a 4 p.m. ET kickoff. The match will be nationally televised on CBS, with tickets available at Orlando-Pride.com.
ORL - Erika Tymrak (Sydney Leroux) 49’
NJ/NY - Caprice Dydasco (Yellow Card) 54’
NJ/NY - Estelle Johnson (Yellow Card) 83’
ORL - Marisa Viggiano (Yellow Card) 90’+2’
Orlando Pride -GK Ashlyn Harris ©; D Ali Riley, Toni Pressley, Ali Krieger, Phoebe McClernon (Taylor Kornieck 77’); M Meggie Dougherty Howard, Erika Tymrak (Marisa Viggiano 60’), Gunny Jónsdóttir; F Marta, Jodie Taylor (Kylie Strom 88’), Sydney Leroux
Substitutes Not Used: GK Erin McLeod; D Ally Haran; M Parker Roberts, Chelsee Washington; F Abi Kim
NJ/NY Gotham FC - GK Kailen Sheridan; D Caprice Dydasco (Elizabeth Eddy 69’), Gina Lewandowski, Estelle Johnson, Imani Dorsey; M McCall Zerbroni (Evelyne Viens 87’), So-Dam Lee (Brianna Pinto 60’), Allie Long; F Ifeoma Onumonu (Delanie Sheehan 69’), Carli Lloyd, Nahomi Kawasumi
Substitutes Not Used: GK Didi Haracic; D Sabrina Flores; M Jennifer Cudjoe, Domi Richardson, Gaëtane Thiney
Details of the Game:
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Date: August 29, 2021
Stats Summary: ORL / NJNY
Possession: 41.6% / 58.4%
Shots: 7 / 16
Shots on Goal: 2 / 3
Saves: 3 / 1
Corner Kicks: 2 / 7
Fouls: 10 / 9
Offside: 3 / 1
REF: Kevin Broadley
AR1: Justen Lopez
AR2: Alexandru Focea
4TH: Christian Centeno