The Orlando Pride went from beating the league’s best team to losing to the league’s bottom team in just one week. That’s kind of what we’ve got to deal with while this young team grows, but the positives were there. The Pride completely dominated play and created a ton of chances but the club continues to struggle in front of goal, and it didn’t help matters that Alyssa Naeher brought her ‘A’ game to Saturday night’s proceedings. We break down a disappointing-yet-simultaneously-encouraging loss against the Red Stars and make our Player of the Match selections.
We also talked about the return of forward Julie Doyle and what that could mean for the Pride attack as we move forward through the 2023 season.
Our mailbagbox featured questions from listeners and we did our best to answer them to the best of our ability. 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 matchups and score predictions for the Pride’s trip to play the Houston Dash on Saturday night.
Here’s how Episode 8 went down:
0:15 – The Pride saw their unbeaten streak snapped at Chicago against a beatable Red Stars team (well, beatable for most teams this season, anyway).
11:00 – The mailbagbox beckons and we answer your questions.
27:56 – The Pride are headed to Houston next and we’ve got our key matchups and predictions.