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What to watch for as the Orlando Pride host Angel City in their home opener

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Orlando Pride (0-0-1) vs. Angel City FC (0-0-1)

When: Friday, March 21, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: INTER&Co Stadium, Orlando, Florida

As the Pride play their first home game of the 2024 regular season, here are five things to watch for on Friday:

Home Sweet Home

The Pride are set to host the team’s home opener at newly named INTER&Co Stadium on Friday, March 22. They will face off against Angel City FC, which will serve as the second consecutive year the two sides play each other for the Pride’s first home game of the year. Downtown Orlando served the Pride nicely last year as they set a new single-season Club record in home wins with seven (7) during the 2023 regular season.

New Favorite Dance Move... The ‘Gritty Point’

In the Pride’s first match of the 2024 season, the Club battled back from two goals down to earn a point in a 2-2 draw against Racing Louisville FC. The Pride were also forced to play the match from the 62nd minute on with just 10 players after defender Kylie Strom was shown a second yellow card. The hard-fought point is the Pride’s first-ever point at Lynn Family Stadium in four regular season matches.

First Day Out

The match against Louisville saw three players make their Pride debuts and one player make her professional debut. Brazilian internationals Angelina and Luana both earned the start, making their Club debuts. Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Morgan Gautrat also earned the start in the midfield serving as her first match donning the Pride kit. Coming on as a second-half substitute, Ally Lemos made her professional debut after being drafted by the Pride with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft.

Winter, Spring, SUMMER or Fall... ALL(EN) You Have to do is Call

Forward Summer Yates scored her first professional goal in the game against Louisville, getting her right foot the ball and poking it past the goalkeeper. Yates, who came into the match as a substitute, was selected in the 2023 NWSL Draft as the No. 39 overall pick and has appeared in 17 matches for the Pride. Also coming into the match as a substitute, Amanda Allen earned the assist on the play, serving as her first professional assist. Allen became the Pride’s youngest ever signing and debut, making her first NWSL appearance on May 6, 2023, against the same opponent, Racing Louisville, at 18 years, two months and 15 days.

Not in This (Moor)House

Making two saves against Louisville, goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse now sits second all-time in Club history for career saves with 83, surpassing former netminder Erin McLeod. Moorhouse is coming off an impressive 2023 season earning seven shutouts which broke the Pride’s record for most clean sheets in a single season. She also broke the Club record for most saves in a single season with 72 during the 2023 campaign.

Milestone tracker

  • Anna Moorhouse is one appearance away from 30 across all competitions with the Pride.
  • Marta is two assists away from 20 in her NWSL career