SkoPurp Soccer Episode 4: San Diego Wave Rewind, Racing Louisville Preview, and More

The Pride get their first win in surprising fashion and come home looking for a first home victory.



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The Orlando Pride have done it! They have finally snapped the four-game, regular-season losing streak to start the 2023 season, the five-game 2023 winless skid in all competitions, the five-game losing streak in league play dating back to last year, and the 11-match winless streak in all competitions (0-9-2) dating back to Aug. 20 of last season. The Orlando offense showed up and the defense conceded only once in a game for the first time in the 2023 NWSL regular season in a 3-1 road win over San Diego Wave FC.

We are happily analyzing a game for the first time this year and we select our Player of the Match from an enjoyable game that kept the Pride unbeaten against the Wave in three tries (2-0-1) and perfect in San Diego (2-0-0).

With no guest this week, we dove straight into our mailbagbox to see what’s on your mind and tell you what’s on ours, including bolstering the Pride roster and some overview thoughts on The Mandalorian. You can ask us anything by hitting us up on Twitter at either @TheManeLand or @SkoPurpSoccer and using the hashtag #AskSkoPurp. Or you can visit our show page, scroll down, and fill out the handy form.

Finally, we gave our key match-ups and score predictions for the Pride’s return home to face Racing Louisville Saturday night at Exploria Stadium.

Here’s how Episode 4 went down:

0:15 – A win! A freakin’ win!

21:17 – A quick, cleansing dip into the cool, refreshing waters of our mailbagbox. This is the way.

36:59 – Predictions for a home meeting with Racing Louisville.


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