Orlando Pride

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Need to Know: 
Date & Time: Friday, August 25, 7 p.m. ET 
Venue: Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla. 
Competition: NWSL Regular Season  

Where to Watch: 
Broadcast: Paramount + (national), NWSLsoccer.com (international) 

The Story:  

  • The Pride are unbeaten against the Wave since the West Coast side joined the league in 2022. The Pride hold a 2-0-1 record against the Wave, including a 3-1 victory earlier this season at Snapdragon Stadium.¬†
  • Messiah Bright earned NWSL Player of the Week honors after recording her first professional brace in the Pride‚Äôs most recent 5-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars. Bright leads the Pride and all NWSL rookies in goals scored this season.¬†
  • The Pride sit right below the Wave in the NWSL standings with San Diego holding the final playoff spot. A win for the Pride would see them jump San Diego in the standings and into a playoff spot entering the final five games of the season.¬†

Quote of the Week: 
"It is another exciting and competitive game and comes around quickly. The highs of our last performance and we are right back at it on Friday against San Diego who are a good team. They are in the playoff position that we want to be in, so we expect nothing less than a competitive game. We will be more than ready for it.‚ÄĚ
- Head Coach Seb Hines 

Current Form: 
Pride’s Last Match: Orlando Pride 5, Chicago Red Stars 0 (8/20/23, Exploria Stadium) 
Goal-Scorers: Rafaelle, Messiah Bright (2), Mariana Larroquette, Mikayla Cluff 

Wave’s Last Match: San Diego Wave 2, NJ/NY Gotham FC 1 (8/19/23, Snapdragon Stadium) 
Goal-Scorers: Makenzy Doniak, Amirah Ali; Katie Stengel

Against the Opposition: 
Series Record: 2-0-1 (Home: 0-0-1, Away: 2-0-0) 
Last Matchup: Orlando Pride 3, San Diego Wave 1 (4/29/23, Snapdragon Stadium) 

At the Game: 
Friday night’s match will serve as the Pride’s first-ever Star Wars Night at Exploria Stadium. There will be a multitude of Star Wars festivities, complete with costumed characters, themed merchandise and special video effects.

Next Up: Orlando Pride vs. OL Reign  
Date & Time: Sunday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m. ET 
Venue: Lumen Field; Seattle, Wa. 
Broadcast: Paramount + (national), FOX35 PLUS (Local) NWSLsoccer.com (international) 
Competition: NWSL Regular Season