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A Month on the Road

Sunday’s match will serve as the final game of a three-game road trip for the Pride in the month of June. The Pride have yet to earn a result during this stretch losing 5-0 at PNC Stadium to the Houston Dash and just recently dropping a 1-0 result at SeatGeek Stadium to the Chicago Red Stars. It is the first time in Club history the team has played every game in a month away from home. In total, the team will travel 10,410 miles from airport to airport over the month.  

A Couple Professional Debuts

Sunday in Chicago night served as the professional head coaching debut for Seb Hines, the team’s assistant, who was appointed as the Club’s acting coach this week. Hines is set to again lead the Pride in Portland. Midfielder Thais Reiss also made her professional debut when she came on as an 82nd minute substitute. A product of the University of North Florida, Reiss signed with the Pride last week after spending the start of the season as a training player. 

Tough Place to Play

The Pride have played six regular season games at Providence Park since their inaugural season in 2016, earning their lone win in the Rose City during the 2018 season, a 2-1 victory. Last season, Orlando fell to Portland by a scoreline of 2-1 with Marisa Viggiano notching a late goal in second half stoppage time. The Pride have been able to find the back of the net in five of the six games played at Providence Park. 

One Save Away

Pride goalkeeper Erin McLeod is one save away from tallying 250 saves across all competitions in the NWSL. While wearing a Pride jersey, McLeod has made 42 saves between the sticks for Orlando. McLeod has also spent time with Chicago (2013) and Houston (2014-15). The Penn State alumnus is also one shutout away from recording the 10th of her career. 

First of the Season

Defender Toni Pressley sported the captain’s armband for the first time during the 2022 NWSL regular season last weekend in Chicago. Pressley has appeared in seven games with six starts and tallied a goal from the penalty spot so far this year. The Melbourne, Fla. native is the lone remaining player from the team’s inaugural season in 2016. 

Milestone Tracker

  • Sydney Leroux is one goal away from recording her 40th career regular season goal. She would become the ninth player in league history to reach that mark. 
  • Erika Tymrak is seven appearances away from 150 across NWSL regular season competitions.
  • Megan Montefusco is three appearances away from 150 across all NWSL competitions.