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Pride in the W-League | Alanna Kennedy Scores in Debut

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Perth Glory 5, Melbourne City 2 (recap / highlights / replay)
The attacking duo of Rachel Hill and Sam Kerr was at it again, leading Perth Glory to a 5-2 rout of defending champion Melbourne City FC. Kerr started the scoring with her first of two goals in the 10th minute on a stellar individual effort. She would go on to score her second goal in the 52nd minute. Hill notched her third goal of the season in the 21st minute, finishing off a cross from Kerr inside the box. Alyssa Mautz scored Perth’s other two goals while Elise Kellond-Knight bagged a brace for City.

Melbourne Victory 3, Sydney FC 2 (recap / highlights)
Pride defender Alanna Kennedy made her 2018-19 W-League debut - and scored a trademark set piece goal - but Orlando teammates Christine Nairn and Dani Weatherholt earned bragging rights with Melbourne Victory’s 3-2 win. Natasha Dowie scored all three Victory goals, with Nairn earning an assist on the first goal. Down two goals late in the game, Kennedy made it a one-goal game with 20-yard set piece strike that earned Goal of the Round (watch), but the Sky Blues were unable to muster the needed equalizer in the final seven minutes. All three Pride players played the full 90 minutes.

Newcastle Jets 1, Western Sydney 0 (recap / highlights)
It only took one goal for Newcastle to earn its second win of the season, with Jenna Kingsley’s 59th-minute strike proving the difference. Pride midfielder Emily van Egmond had a chance to double the Jets lead in the 78th minute but Western Sydney goalkeeper Jada Whyman came up with a diving save. Van Egmond played all 90 minutes and led all players with 91 touches and 14 crosses.

Adelaide United 2, Canberra United 0 (recap / highlights / replay)
Adelaide earned its second straight win, shutting out Canberra United, who dropped their second consecutive match. Houston Dash midfielder Veronica Latsko scored the game’s opening goal in the 27th minute, finishing off a cross from Michelle Heyman. The Reds saw the three points secured in the 86th minute after Latsko’s shot went in off Canberra’s Natasha Prior.

Brisbane Roar (Carson Pickett, Chioma Ubogagu): Bye

Up Next: Round 5 Fixtures
Thurs., Nov. 29:
Newcastle Jets vs. Brisbane Roar (3:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+)

Sat., Dec. 1:
Melbourne City vs. Adelaide United (3:30 a.m. ET)

Sun., Dec. 2:
Melbourne Victory vs. Western Sydney (12 a.m. ET)
Canberra United vs. Sydney FC (12 a.m.)


UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.