The Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride will go head-to-head on Wednesday night when they play in the second game of the NWSL Challenge Cup.
On Wednesday night, the Washington Spirit and the Orlando Pride will meet for matchday two of the NWSL Challenge Cup. The Spirit comes into Wednesday’s game at the bottom of the group after losing their first game of the Challenge Cup to Gotham FC in a 1-0 defeat. Since that loss, the Spirit has gone on to play three more games with two resulting in draws and their most recent game resulting in a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Wave. Trinity Rodman struck first for the Spirit shortly after halftime and Ashley Sanchez and Paige Metayer each added a goal to extend the team’s lead to 3-0. Alex Morgan snuck a goal in during the 90th minute, but the Spirit was still able to earn three points.
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Game Date: May 10, 2023
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
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The Pride is sitting just above the Spirit in the group after playing their first match of the Challenge Cup to a 1-1 draw against the North Carolina Courage. The team has gone 2-1 over its last three games with the most recent being a 1-0 win over Racing Louisville on Saturday. Messiah Bright scored the lone goal in the game at the 21-minute mark and the team was able to hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game to put three points toward its total.
Tune in Wednesday night to see if the Washington Spirit can pick up a win and move out of the bottom spot in the group standings.
2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup: Orlando Pride at Washington Spirit
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Audi Field, Washington
TV: CBS Sports Network
Highlights | Orlando Pride 1, Racing Louisville FC 0
After their first win at Exploria Stadium in 2023, the Pride transitions into UKG Challenge Cup play where they will look for their first Challenge Cup win squaring off against the Washington Spirit.
Wednesday’s matchup against the Washington Spirit will serve as the Club’s first away match of the tournament. The Pride opened Challenge Cup play on April 19 at Exploria Stadium, battling to a 1-1 draw with the North Carolina Courage.
Goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse recorded her first clean sheet of her NWSL career during the Club’s last match against Racing Louisville, while Amanda Allen made her NWSL debut, becoming the youngest player to take the field in Pride history.