Match Preview: Orlando vs Chicago
2022 NWSL Regular Season, Match 3
Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL
May 22, at 6:00 P.M. CT
CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars make their first trip to the east coast to face off against the Orlando Pride for the club’s third regular-season match Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m. CT.
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CHI: Ava Cook scored her first NWSL goal, breaking San Diego’s streak of no goals allowed thus far in the regular season.
ORL: The Pride defeated the North Carolina Courage 2-1 behind goals from Sydney Leroux and Mikayla Cluff.
Rookies Rise Up: Five rookies stepped up to the challenge last week against San Diego for a short-staffed Chicago side. Jill Aguilera, Ava Cook, Sarah Griffith, Sam Fisher and Amanda Kowalski all took to the pitch in San Diego. Fisher’s appearance was her first with the team, while Cook made her mark with her first NWSL goal scored in the final minutes of the game.
On the Road Again: The Red Stars currently hold a 1-1 record in regular season play, winning one game at Seat Geek Stadium and losing on the road in San Diego. The Red Stars have gone undefeated against Orlando on the road with a record of 6-0-1, which is the most games on the road without a loss against a single team in the NWSL.
Familiar Faces: Unlike San Diego, the Red Stars are no stranger to the Orlando Pride. Since the Pride joined the league in 2015, the two clubs have faced off in 14 matches with Chicago’s record being 9-4-1 against Orlando. In the 2021 regular season, the Red Stars held a winning record of 2-1-0 against the Pride.