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(Still) Can’t Be Beat

The Pride are sitting on five straight games unbeaten. This is the team’s longest unbeaten run of the season dating back to a 2-2 draw against Racing Louisville on July 3. Four of the five matches in the streak have ended in draws with their one victory coming against the Houston Dash in a 1-0 win at Exploria Stadium. 

Never Out Of It

The Pride were able to walk out of Exploria with a point against Angel City FC courtesy of an Angel City own goal in the 90th minute. The late second-half goal to tie the game counted for the third time the Pride have scored in second-half stoppage time to earn a result so far this season. The own goal also marked the fourth time the Pride have hit the back of the net in stoppage time this campaign.

Oh, Doyle Rules!

Pride forward Julie Doyle became the first Pride player to score in back-to-back games this season with second-half finishes against both Angel City and Kansas City. Doyle’s first goal came in the 46th minute against the Current when she got on the end of a pass from Meggie Dougherty Howard and slotted it past the goalkeeper. Her most recent finish against Angel City FC came from relentless work as she jumped on a bad pass from Angel City in their own box and made no mistake on the finish, sending a rocket into the roof of the net. 

Familiar Faces

San Diego has four former Pride players currently playing for their Club. Forward Alex Morgan has been a big addition for San Diego this season, scoring a league-leading 11 goals. Morgan spent the last six seasons with the Pride appearing in 69 games and recording 23 goals and 10 assists for Orlando. Jodie Taylor will also be squaring off against the Pride as she appeared in 13 games and scored three goals while with the City Beautiful. Taylor Kornieck entered the NWSL with the Pride and netted three goals in 26 games while with the Club. Emily van Egmond also had stints with the Pride, spanning across multiple seasons. 

Milestone Tracker

  • Erika Tymrak is one appearance away from 150 in NWSL regular season appearances
  • Tymrak is also one goal away from 20 in her NWSL career
  • Meggie Dougherty Howard is four regular season appearances away from 100 in the NWSL
  • Gunny Jónsdóttir is seven appearances away from 100 across all NWSL competitions
  • Darian Jenkins is one goal away from 10 across all NWSL competitions
  • Celia is three appearances away from 50 across all NWSL competitions
  • Courtney Petersen is one appearance away from 50 across all competitions for the Pride