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Orlando Satisfaction Host Washington Spirit in Common-Season Opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (Could 15, 2021) – The Orlando Satisfaction open up play within the 2021 Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League (NWSL) common season on Sunday, Could 16 at Exploria Stadium, set to host the Washington Spirit. Kickoff for the match, introduced by Orlando Well being, is slated for six p.m. ET.

The match will likely be obtainable to stream on Paramount+, with worldwide viewers capable of tune in on Twitch, and stay radio broadcast on the newly-announced iHeart NWSL Radio channel. Tickets for Sunday’s match can be found at or by calling (855) ORL-CITY.

“It’s going to be a tricky sport. We’ve performed [Washington] lately and took the victory, however they’re an excellent staff. It’ll be a tough sport,” Head Coach Marc Skinner stated forward of Sunday’s common season opener. “We have to do what we did final time, but additionally add high quality moments to our sport to attain extra targets. Simply on the lookout for that consistency and persevering with that power and begin the season off properly is what we wish to do.”

The Satisfaction return to the pitch after a 2021 NWSL Problem Cup marketing campaign that noticed them end third within the Japanese Convention with a file of 1-1-2. The aspect’s lone victory got here in opposition to Sunday’s opposition, with attracts at Louisville and North Carolina, and a loss to Gotham FC accounting for the opposite outcomes.

Orlando final took the pitch on Could 1, touring to face the Braveness at WakeMed Soccer Park in a match that resulted in a scoreless draw. Ashlyn Harris recorded three saves within the match en path to her second-consecutive clear sheet within the competitors.

Sydney Leroux, Taylor Kornieck and Abi Kim all discovered the again of the online within the Problem Cup, with Meggie Dougherty Howard and Alex Morgan every registering assists, the previous with two and the latter with one. Harris completed the competitors third within the league in saves with 16 whole, together with a nine-stop effort in opposition to the Spirit on April 21 at Exploria Stadium.

Washington comes into Sunday’s match after battling to a scoreless draw in opposition to eventual top-finishers within the East, Gotham FC, on April 27. Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe needed to make simply two saves in that match to protect the clear sheet for the Spirit. Washington completed the Problem Cup at fourth within the Japanese Convention, with a pair of losses to the Satisfaction and North Carolina and a victory in opposition to Racing Louisville so as to add to the draw in opposition to Gotham.

Trinity Rodman, Ashley Sanchez and Kumi Yokoyama all discovered the again of the online in Problem Cup play, whereas Bledsoe completed the competitors tied for fourth within the league in saves with 12 to her credit score.

Following Sunday’s match, the Satisfaction will head out on the street for the primary time in common season motion, touring to face the North Carolina Braveness at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, Could 22.


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