Pride in the W-League: Grand Final Recap

Pride in the W-League: Grand Final Recap

This past weekend saw the conclusion of the 2019-20 Westfield W-League season, with three members of the Orlando Pride taking the field in Saturday’s Grand Final.

The matchup resulted in Melbourne City becoming the first W-League club to win four titles, securing the Premier-Championship double for the season with a 1-0 victory over Sydney FC on Saturday. The Pride’s Emily van Egmond and Claire Emslie each earned their first W-League title with the win. 

Saturday, March 21:

Melbourne City 1, Sydney FC 0
Melbourne City won the title on Saturday thanks to an eventual game-winner from former Orlando Pride defender Steph Catley, scoring in the 15th minute of play for the home side. Pride midfielder Emily van Egmond earned an assist on the finish, her first of the campaign to total seven goal contributions to finish the year. Both van Egmond and Pride forward Claire Emslie played the entirety of the match for City, while Orlando teammate Alanna Kennedy featured for the full 90 for Sydney FC.


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.