Orlando Pride 1-1 Seattle Reign FC in 2018 NWSL

Orlando Pride 1-1 Seattle Reign FC in 2018 NWSL

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Felix Hernandez
Orlando PrideKopmeyer; Zadorsky, Mônica, Krieger, Pressley (Camila, min. 59), Edmonds (Pickett, min. 80), Kennedy, Weatherholt, Ubogagu (van Egmond, min. 67), Leroux, Marta
Seattle Reign FCWilliams, Catley, Barnes, Oyster, Nielsen, Fishlock, Utsugi (McNabb, min. 26), Yanez (Andrews, min. 25), Spencer, Taylor, Kawasumi (Leon, min. 80)
SCORE1-0, min. 21, Pressley. 1-1, min. 70, Taylor.
REFEREECarol Ann Chenard (CAN). Admonished Barnes (min. 90)
INCIDENTSNWSL Regular Season Matchup between Orlando Pride FC and Seattle Reign FC. The match was played at Orlando City Stadium. 5,074 spectators.
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Looked hot and humid for the players out there. Thank you for following along this afternoon. This is Felix Hernandez for VAVEL USA hoping you enjoyed the match. Orlando Pride 1 Seattle Reign 1. So long everybody!

FT: Both teams will stay in the playoff position after the weekend.

FT: Both teams battled to the end and pick up a point in the standings! Seattle Reign FC still in #2 spot and Orland stay at #3 spot. This is the fifth straight draw between the teams.

Fulltime: Orlando Pride 1 - Seattle Reign FC 1

90+4': The referee looks at her watch and blows the final whistle.

90': 4 minutes extra time added.

90': Yellow card: Seattle Lauren Barnes is shown a yellow card for a hard foul on Camila

89': Physical play continues as Leroux fouls Catley

83': Play is getting physical by both teams

81': Camila takes a long range shot but Williams is there for the save.

80': Seattle Substitution: Leon IN, Kawasumi OUT

80': Orlando Substitution: Pickett IN, Edmonds OUT.

80': Plenty of action in Seattle's box but Marta ends up fouling McNabb

76': Play is delayed for a hydration break.

Orlando Pride 1 - Seattle Reign FC 1

70': GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL! Jodie Taylor! Kawasumi finds Taylor open in the box again. Takes a touch from close range past Kopmeyer!

68': Kennedy tries to chip the ball over Williams from midfield range but ball goes harmlessly wide.

67': Orlando Substitution: van Egmond IN, Ubogagu OUT

64': Easy save for Kopmeyer. Andrews takes a weak shot on a bouncing ball.

59': Orlando Substitution: Camila IN, Pressley OUT.

57': Seattle chance! Taylor is wide open in the box but Orlando's Pressley comes back and blocks the shot off her back wide of the net.

56': A lot of the play happening at midfield. Not many chances created.

48': Good look for Kawasumi all coming from a Seattle short corner but her shot is wide of Kopmeyer's net.

46': We are underway for the second half!

Halftime: Orlando Pride 1 - Seattle Reign FC 0

45+5': The referee blows the whistle for halftime.

45': ​5 minutes extra time due to the water break.

44': Obogagu gets around the Seattle defense. Takes a shot from the left side of the box but Williams is equal to the task.

43': Taylor draws a foul on Obogagu in the offensive half. Free kick into the box but ultimately turns into a goal kick.

39': Another save by Kopmeyer! Fishlock sends a ball towards a streaking Taylor. Taylor's header is stopped by Kopmeyer!

37': Big save by Kopmeyer! Jodie Taylor received a pass by Fishlock at the left side of the box. Kopmeyer knocks the ball wide for a corner.

32': Play is delayed for a hydration break.

32': Beautiful passing by Orlando, Obogagu to Leroux but is whistled offside!

26': Seattle Substitution: Utsugi OUT, McNabb IN

25': Seattle Substitution: Yanez OUT, Andrews IN because of injury.

24': Seattle's Beverly Yanez is down for an injury.

Orlando Pride 1 - Seattle Reign FC 0

21': GOOOOOOOOOOOAAALL! Toni Pressley found the ball near the penalty spot and fired it past Williams! Pressley's 1st goal of the year!

19': Spencer is in alone from Taylor but is offside. 

17': Nice save by Kopmeyer! Kawasumi's free kick is deflected on net by Fishlock. Kopmeyer juggles a bit but brings it in safely. 

16':​ Fishlock tripped up by Weatherholt creating a free kick for Seattle around 30 yards out.

10': Chance for Seattle as Yanez takes a shot at the top of the box. Kopmeyer is there for the easy save.

8': Following corner pinballs in the box. Obugagu's shot is blocked by Seattle defender.

7': Marta with the first chance of the match. Marta brings the ball into the box, her shot from a tight angle is pushed away by Lydia Williams.

Kickoff! We are underway!

Kickoff coming shortly!

Couple other milestones: This match will be 50 NWSL appearances for both Mônica and Ubogagu 

Orlando Pride looks to start with a 3-5-2 formation. Seattle Reign FC coming out to a 4-3-3 formation 

From OptaJack on twitter: Last four matches between Orlando and Seattle have ended in a draw. Three of the them ended with a 1-1 scoreline.

Seattle Reign FC starting XI: Williams; Catley, Barnes, Oyster, Nielsen, Fishlock, Utsugi, Yanez, Spencer, Taylor, Kawasumi

Orlando Pride starting XI: Kopmeyer; Zadorsky, Mônica, Krieger, Pressley, Edmonds, Kennedy, Weatherholt, Ubogagu, Leroux, Marta

Starting XI coming soon!

It's Game Day and the Orlando Pride will honor Ali Krieger's 100th NWSL appearance last week at Utah.

Seattle Reign FC injury report: OUT: Elizabeth Addo (right knee strain), Yael Averbuch (illness) QUESTIONABLE: Rumi Utsugi (left calf strain)

Orlando Pride injury report: QUESTIONABLE: Rachel Hill (right groin strain)

The injury report is out.

Be sure to check back here as new information such as injuries and starting lineups become available. Then join me Saturday afternoon for live game updates.

Both teams are currently in playoff position with the last home field advantage spot up for grabs. Seattle Reign FC hold the final home field advantage spot, second in the table (8W-4L-5D) with 29 points. While the Orlando Pride are behind the Reign in the third spot (8W-6L-4D) with 28 points. A win or a tie for the Seattle Reign FC and they hold on to second spot for the time being. Chicago Red Stars (28 points fourth place) and Portland Thorns (26 points fifth place) are on knipping at their heels in the standings making this match even more important.

During the NWSL offseason some players go on loan to play in Australia's W-League. Orlando midfielder Alanna Kennedy and Seattle’s Jess Fishlock, Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Lauren Barnes and Jodie Taylor all played for Melbourne City FC. They would go on to win the 2018 W-League Championship.

Six players from Orlando Pride and Seattle Reign FC won the W-League in Australia. (Photo by Steven Markham/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Six players from Orlando Pride and Seattle Reign FC won the W-League in Australia. (Photo by Steven Markham/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

This match will be Marta’s return to the lineup after she served a one game suspension for receiving a straight red card in a match against the Houston Dash. Seattle's Steph Catley and Jasmyne Spencer make another return to Orlando where they played last year.

As the USWNT prepares for the 2018 Tournament of Nations both teams will be missing some key players. For Orlando Pride, striker Alex Morgan and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris will be unavailable. Striker Megan Rapinoe and midfielder Allie Long will be unavailable for the Seattle Reign FC. Unavailable players might return to their club’s roster Sunday, August 5. As of now, Australian and Brazilian internationals will be available for this weekend's matches.

Megan Rapinoe and 3 other players from Seattle and Orlando will be unavailable preparing with the USWNT. (Photo: Lindsey Trapnell)
Megan Rapinoe and 3 other players from Seattle and Orlando will be unavailable preparing for the 2018 Tournament of Nations with the USWNT. (Photo: Lindsey Trapnell)

The teams drew in each of the last two matches. The first match on April 28 ended in a 1-1 draw in Orlando. Allie Long and Marta each scored a goal. While the second match on June 3 ended in a scoreless draw in Seattle. Time will tell if this final matchup will produce a winner in this season series.

Last week, Orlando lost to the Houston Dash 3-1 in a midweek matchup. Then traveled to Utah Royals FC winning by a 2-1 final. Seattle beat Utah Royals FC 1-0 at home, then lost to Chicago Red Stars on the road 1-0.

Orlando Pride will play host to the Seattle Reign FC at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida for their final matchup of the season. This is the second time Seattle will travel to Orlando.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL USA’s LIVE Coverage of the National Women’s Soccer League Week 17 matchup between the Orlando Pride and Seattle Reign FC. My name is Felix Hernandez and I will be your host. From now until kickoff on Saturday, July 21 at 3:30 EST, I will be keeping you updated on news and notes. Be sure to come back at kickoff for LIVE updates.

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