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2023 Orlando Pride Season in Review: Jordyn Listro

The Canadian was sometimes a starter and sometimes a key reserve in the Pride midfield in 2023.



The Orlando Pride originally signed Jordyn Listro to a short-term contract for the NWSL Fall Series during the pandemic season of 2020. She then was signed to occupy a roster spot on Jan. 15, 2021 during former head coach Marc Skinner’s tenure. The Canadian international midfielder was traded to the Kansas City Current after only 74 days before making her return to the Pride on May 7, 2022 after the Current didn’t pick up her option year at the end of the 2021 season. On January 16, 2023 the Pride signed Listro to a one-year deal with an option for 2024.

Let’s take a look at her latest spell in Orlando.

Statistical Breakdown

Listro appeared in 15 regular-season matches, starting seven for a total of 561 minutes. She did not score or assist on a goal, though she did attempt one shot, which was on target in the season finale against Houston. Of her 137 short passes, Listro completed 66.3% in the opponent’s half, and 85% in her own half. She was five of 21 on her long passes (23.8%). She did not connect on any of her five crosses, but made two key passes. Defensively, she recorded two blocks and four interceptions, won nine of her 13 tackle attempts (69.2%), won 21 of her 38 duels (55.3%), and won one of her four aerial duels (25%). She also committed eight fouls, suffered five fouls, and was not booked.

The 28-year-old made five appearances in NWSL Challenge Cup play, starting four games and playing 391 total minutes. Listro provided four shots, with two on target, and attempted four crosses (two successful), but was unable to register a goal or an assist. Of her 85 short passes, Listro completed 58.9% in the opponent’s half, and 75.9% in her own half. She was six of 16 on her long passes (35.7%) with six key passes in the competition. Defensively, she tallied one block and five interceptions, won four of her seven tackle attempts (57.1%), won 17 of her 37 duels (45.9%), and won four of her five aerial duels (80%). She also committed 10 fouls, suffered five fouls, and was not booked.

Best Game

Listro seemed to get a little better towards the end of the season, so I’ll go with her 71-minute runout as a starter on Oct. 15 in the 1-0 regular season finale against the Houston Dash. Listro helped the midfield deal with the Houston attack and even got a shot on goal. 

Her shot attempt came in the 41st minute. A corner kick for the Pride was headed out of the box right to Listro, who took the chance, but unfortunately it went right to Jane Campbell. She completed 14 of her 17 passes (82.4%) on 25 touches, made two tackles, and drew one foul. It was a clean game from Listro in both passing and not committing any fouls.

2023 Final Grade

The Mane Land staff gave Listro a composite rating of 5.5 out of 10 for the 2023 season. That is an improvement over the 5 rating she received for 2022. As I mentioned above, Listro did seem to be a little better as the season went on and so a slight improvement to her grade seems about right. 

2024 Outlook

The Orlando Pride can’t seem to quit Jordyn Listro, so I expect that the club will pick up her option for 2024 as the team continues to build for the future. Listro brings plenty of energy off the bench and can be a decent depth player for the club. Whether she is able to improve remains to be seen.

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