Orlando Pride

Match Report: Orlando Pride remains unbeaten to start season with 0-0 draw against North Carolina Courage

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CARY, N.C., (June 15, 2024) – The Orlando Pride (8-0-5, 29 points) played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night against the North Carolina Courage (5-7-1, 16 points) at WakeMed Soccer Park. The point is the first point earned by a visiting team against the Courage this season.

The Pride were backed by a stellar performance from goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse who made five saves on the night, including a kick save in a one-on-one situation with a Courage forward in the 33rd minute. The clean sheet serves as her fifth of the season, which is tied for the most in the NWSL this year.

The draw extends the Pride unbeaten streak to 13-straight games to start the season and 14 dating back to last year. They are also the first team in NWSL history to go 11-consecutive matches without trailing at any point.

Head Coach Seb Hines:

“The positives are the point on the road is probably something we would have taken before the game, no other team has done that against North Carolina. A cleans sheet as well, shutout. It is really important to start to get that going as well. After the game, it is almost a bittersweet taste in our mouths because we felt like we played really well. We were really aggressive in our press and caused a lot of troubles to North Carolina and a lot of turnovers. I think after all of it, we have to reward ourselves with a goal. We had countless amount of opportunities to score and I think on another day we take them. That will probably be the reflection this week going into the Utah game next week.”

Match Notes:

  • With the draw, the Pride remain unbeaten to start the NWSL regular season, stretching their streak to 13 games.
  • Anna Moorhouse made five saves on the night on her way to earning her fifth clean sheet of the season, which is tied for the league lead.
  • The draw marked the first time this year. a team has taken points from the Courage at WakeMed Soccer Park, with the home side having won all matches in Cary prior to Saturday night.
  • This is the first time the Pride were held scoreless in 16 matches dating back to September 3, 2023.
  • The Pride are the first team in NWSL history to go 11-straight games without trailing at any point.
  • Earning the start, forward Julie Doyle made her 50th appearance across all competitions, all of which have come with the Pride.
  • Coming on as a second half substitute, Angelina made her return to the pitch from injury with her last appearance coming against the Courage back on May 1.
  • Head Coach Seb Hines made three changes to his starting XI from the Club’s last matchup against the San Diego Wave with Marta, Adriana and Summer Yates all entering the starting lineup.

Next Match: The Pride will return home to INTER&Co Stadium and welcome 2024 expansion side Utah Royals on Friday, June 21, a night that will begin the Club’s “Pride in our City” weekend. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with the match available on Prime Video.