Pride in the W-League | Nairn Scores Screamer

Pride in the W-League | Nairn Scores Screamer

Sydney FC 5, Adelaide United 2 (recap / highlights)
Alanna Kennedy and Sydney FC continued their offensive tear this weekend, racking up five goals for the second week in a row to beat Adelaide United 5-2, handing Adelaide its first loss of the season. Veronica Latsko recorded two goals for Adelaide but Sydney posted four, second-half goals - including a brace for Princess Ibini - to push Sydney into playoff position. Kennedy recorded another 90 minute performance for her hometown team, finishing with two shots. 

Perth Glory 2, Newcastle Jets 2 (recap / highlights)
Perth Glory opened scoring in just the fourth minute of play but two goals from Katie Stengel in one minute put the Jets ahead 2-1. However, Sam Kerr added to her goal total, powering home a 27th minute penalty kick for the 2-2 final. Pride forward Rachel Hill looked to setup Caitlin Doeglas in the 82nd minute but Portland Thorns goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom came up with a big save to hold the draw. Hill finished with five shots over 90 minutes, while Emily van Egmond totaled a game-high 83 touches and two shots for Newcastle. 

Brisbane Roar 4, Melbourne Victory 3 (recap / highlights)
Down 1-0, Christine Nairn leveled the match with a highlight reel set-piece goal but it would be the only time the game was even as Brisbane built a 3-1 lead before seeing a 4-3 final. Pride forward Chioma Ubogagu setup Brisbane’s second goal of the evening, whipping in a cross that deflected off Victory goalkeeper Casey Dumont and in for an own goal. Another own goal made it a two-goal cushion for the Roar and, despite a late push, Victory couldn’t complete the rally. Nairn, Carson Pickett and Dani Weatherholt all played 90 minutes for their respective sides while Ubogagu posted a 58 minute appearance. 

Canberra United, Melbourne City FC, Western Sydney Wanderers: Bye

Up Next: Round 8 Fixtures
Thurs., Dec. 20: 
Brisbane Roar vs. Western Sydney (3:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+)

Fri., Dec. 21:
Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC (2:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+)
Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Victory (3:30 a.m. ET)

Sat., Dec. 22: 
Melbourne City vs. Canberra United (1 a.m. ET)


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.