Goalkeeper Erin McLeod entered the match in the 67th minute this past Sunday for teammate Ashlyn Harris. The appearance served as the Olympic Gold Medalist’s 50th cap in NWSL play, with three of those coming with the Pride. McLeod had stints with both the Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash before signing with Orlando in 2020.
Taylor Kornieck scored her second goal of the season against the Dash when she got her head on the end of a corner kick from Meggie Dougherty Howard and placed the ball out of reach of Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell. Both of Kornieck’s goals this season have come after the 65th minute to equalize the score, with both securing draws for the Pride. Kornieck also scored against Racing Louisville in the 2021 Challenge Cup this past April when the two teams met in the first match of the season.
Last Go Around
The Pride took on Racing Louisville at Exploria Stadium on July 9th, which was the first-ever regular season meeting between the two sides. Louisville struck first when Ebony Salmon recorded Louisville’s first-ever goal in Orlando. The Pride found an equalizer during extra time however when Sydney Leroux scored in the 94th minute to secure the draw.
Ali Krieger recorded her 150th appearance across all NWSL competitions in the Pride’s last match against the Houston Dash. Of her 150 caps, 81 of them came during her tenure with the Pride. During Krieger’s NWSL career, the defender has recorded five goals, nine assists and has been voted to the NWSL’s Best XI three times.
Pride vs. Everyone
This season, the Pride have played at least one match against each of the nine teams within the NWSL. Orlando has secured a draw or a win over eight of the other nine teams during the regular season. The only team the Pride has not yet recorded a result against this season is OL Reign, who Orlando will travel to face on September 26.
- The Orlando Pride (149) are one goal away from reaching the 150 goal mark across all NWSL competitions.
- Alex Morgan (96) currently sits four caps short of 100 regular season NWSL appearances with 60 of those coming in Purple with the Orlando Pride.
- Erika Tymrak has appeared in 141 matches across all competitions, just nine away from 150 NWSL appearances.
- Forwards Sydney Leroux (38) and Alex Morgan (37) are only two and three goals away respectively from scoring 40 goals across all NWSL Competitions.