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How to catch Alex Morgan, other U.S. women with Orlando Pride

If you’re still riding the high of the Americans’ Women’s World Cup win, you can head to Orlando’s Exploria Stadium to watch the Orlando Pride compete in NWSL action.
United States' Alex Morgan, left and United States' Allie Long celebrate their victory in the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. Morgan will return to the Orlando Pride, her professional club, next week. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Published Jul. 11
Updated Jul. 12

The U.S. women’s soccer team captured the nation with its confidence and championship-winning play at the World Cup in France. Now, as the players return home, Florida fans can keep up with the U.S. team members who play for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The Pride — led by U.S. co-captain Alex Morgan, who scored six goals in the World Cup — competes in Exploria Stadium, a shared home with Major League Soccer’s Orlando City.

U.S. team members Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris join Morgan on the Orlando Pride. Coach Marc Skinner told Pro Soccer USA that he hopes the three will rejoin the team Monday, giving them a week to prepare for their next home match, July 20.

Next home match

Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC

7:30 July 20, Exploria Stadium, 655 W Church St., Orlando

Tickets: $15-$130; Available on ticketmaster, accessible through orlandocitysc.co/pride

Sky Blue FC, the current cellar dweller of the NWSL, is in Piscataway, N.J. The club does not include any members of the U.S. team.

With eight points in 12 matches, Orlando is eighth in the nine-team National Women’s Soccer League.

While national team members were away, the Pride continued its regular-season schedule. After going winless through its first nine matches, Orlando has won two of its past three to climb out of last place.

Just as the ticker tape begins to settle and U.S. players return to their professional clubs, the U.S. team will regather for play next month. The national team hosts Ireland on Aug. 3 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles to kick off its national victory tour.

The Orlando Pride is off the week of Aug. 3. The team returns to action at Exploria Stadium for an Aug. 10 matchup with the Houston Dash.

Orlando has 12 matches remaining this season, six of which will take place at Exploria Stadium.



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