Candace Spencer Story

Jasmyne Spencer Boosts Pride with City Behind Her

After a month of being on the road, the Pride (5-5-0) returned to Camping World Stadium Thursday night playing host to the Houston Dash (2-6-1) for the third time this season winning in a dramatic fashion, one nil. With emotions whirling around the city as fans eagerly awaited the teams return, it was only fitting that another heroic performance would emerge.

Knocking at the door was the sound of fan favorite Jasmyne Spencer. Spencer who has been providing fuel for the Pride all year long entered the match in the 68th minute to later find out she would score her first goal of the season.

“It was awesome, I knew tonight was going to be a big game for us. We definitely needed to win and I’m just happy that I could help the team get it done tonight,” said Spencer.

Leading up to the match some would say Spencer has been the diesel behind this Pride organization. She put her foot on the gas following her entry in the 68th minute and promptly ended the four game scoring drought the Pride was enduring.

“It was just good to score I think that’s the thing,” said Head Coach Tom Sermani, “it was good for [Jasmyne] to score. It was good for us to win a game, we had three very difficult games and poor results on the road.”

In addition to Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris’s fourth home shut-out of the year, Alex Morgan helped set the tempo early nearly missing the net on three attacks early into the match. Anticipation built from start to finish as fans awaited the perfect moment to erupt. 

“My entry was super humbling I had goose bumps actually, I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal to me. And then putting that goal in was probably the best moment of my career so far, absolutely,” Spencer said.


UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.