Orlando Pride

What to watch for as Orlando Pride host top of the table Washington Spirit

Orlando Pride (2-4-1, 7 points) vs. Washington Spirit (4-0-3, 15 points)

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: Exploria Stadium, Orlando

TV: Paramount+ (subscription required)

Tickets: View seats

Mais Marta 

Sunday’s match saw Brazilian international Marta tally her 90th appearance in all competitions as a member of the Pride since joining the Club in 2017. The six-time FIFA World Player of the Year currently sits second in Club history in total appearances, having passed former Pride netminder Ashlyn Harris’ 89 over the weekend. Marta now sits five appearances away from tying former Pride defender Toni Pressley, who currently holds the Club-record with 95 appearances across all competitions in purple.

Moor[House] Clean Sheets

The Pride’s last match against Gotham FC saw goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse record her second-consecutive clean sheet in between the sticks. Moorhouse now holds two clean sheets with the Pride and in her NWSL career. The English goalkeeper earned her first clean sheet during the Pride’s shutout win against Racing Louisville at Exploria Stadium in their last outing at home.

Let’s Make it Four

The Pride enter Saturday’s match currently on a three-game unbeaten run, having taken a pair of victories, first on the road at the San Diego Wave before returning home to take a 1-0 shutout win over Racing Louisville the following week ahead of last week’s scoreless draw at Gotham. The game-winners have come from Brazilian international Adriana, with her goal doubling as her first goal with the Pride, against San Diego and rookie Messiah Bright against Louisville with her second goal of the regular season.

They Go Low

The Pride’s last matchup against Gotham FC saw the Club achieve a new milestone during the 2023 campaign, recording six shots allowed and just one shot on goal, the lowest amount the Pride have seen in both categories this season. The game saw a backline occupied by Kylie Strom, Emily Madril, Megan Montefusco and Haley McCutcheon, marking the third match in a row the Pride have kept the same backline. Strom currently sits at fourth in the league in passes into the final third with 69 and fifth in touches at 527.

Leading the Way

Forward Adriana currently leads the league with 17 chances created across the 2023 NWSL regular season. The Brazilian international also stands as the Club-leader with 15 shots and nine shots on goal across seven matches for the Pride this season. Since joining the Club ahead of the 2023 campaign, she has earned the start in all seven matches for the Pride.

Milestone Tracker

  • Haley McCutcheon is seven appearances away from 100 in the regular season across her NWSL career.
  • Marta is 10 appearances from across 100 in her NWSL career, all with the Pride.
  • Megan Montefusco is eight appearances away from 175 across all NWSL competitions.

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