Orlando Pride

Match Report: Adriana scores game-winner as Orlando Pride defeat Angel City FC 1-0


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 2, 2023) – Orlando Pride (9-10-1, 28 points) defeated Angel City FC (6-7-7, 25 points) 1-0 on Monday night at BMO Stadium. The victory marks the ninth win of the season for the Pride which is the most wins they have had in the regular season since 2017. The win also snapped Angel City’s 11-game unbeaten streak that they entered the match with.  

Adriana was the lone goal scorer on the night, scoring in the 22nd minute of the match with a wonderfully struck volley. The goal counts as her sixth of the season, which is tied for the most scored by Pride player during the regular season. The Brazilian international has recorded at least one goal contribution in the last four matches that she has appeared in. She has now also scored or assisted on each of the Pride’s last five goals, scoring three of them and assisting on the other two. 

Goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse recorded her sixth clean sheet of the season, breaking the Club record for most clean sheets in a single season. She made seven saves on the night and with the help of her backline were able to keep Angel City off the board despite their 21 shots on the night.  

Pride captain Marta made her 100th appearance for the Club with the start, becoming the first player in Orlando Pride history to achieve this milestone. She also surpassed former Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris for the most starts made in Club history, with Monday making her 83rd start in the Pride kit.

Scoring Summary:

22’ Adriana – ORL 1, LA 0 
The Pride got on the board first, with Brazilian forward Adriana scoring her second goal in as many games with a skillful volley in the 22nd minute for the only goal of the match. After a shot by Marta was blocked, Adriana took advantage of the goalkeeper being out of position, one-timing the ball on its flight down for her sixth of the year.

Head Coach Seb Hines:

“A monumental result today. I think we showed a different side to us. It wasn’t pretty from our side, but Adr[iana] takes a shot and it is a great finish. You are 1-0 up and we weathered a lot of their attacks. Angel City played well, they put us under a lot of pressure and made us defend and the players stood up to the challenge. It is not an easy environment to come into but most importantly we come away with three points and keep moving up that table."

Match Notes:

  • With the start in the match, Marta became the first player in Orlando Pride history to reach 100 matches played across all competitions. Additionally, the start was the 83rd of Marta’s regular-season career, surpassing former goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to set the mark for the most in Club history.  
  • Adriana scored her sixth goal of the season, which is tied for the most on the team during regular season play alongside Messiah Bright.  
  • Goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse collected her sixth clean sheet of the season, breaking the Pride record for most clean sheets in a single season. 
  • Coming on as a second-half substitute, Celia made her 30th appearance as a member of the Pride. 
  • The Pride now have nine wins on the season, the most they have earned since 2017. 
  • The victory snapped an 11-game unbeaten streak that Angel City FC entered the match with. 
  • Head Coach Seb Hines made one change to his starting XI, with goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse returning to the lineup.

Next Match: The Pride have a quick turnaround as they stay on the road and travel to Lynn Family Stadium to take on Racing Louisville. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with the match able to be seen locally on FOX35 PLUS and nationally streamed on Paramount+.