2017 Orlando Pride season

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Orlando Pride
2017 season
OwnerFlavio Augusto da Silva
Phil Rawlins
Head CoachTom Sermanni
StadiumOrlando City Stadium
Orlando, Florida
Highest home attendance14,452
(April 22 vs. Washington)
Lowest home attendance4,273
(August 8 vs. Washington)
Average home league attendance6,186
Home colors
Away colors
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2018 →

The 2017 season is Orlando Pride's second season. The team competes in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States.

Squad information[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of July 3, 2017[1]
No. Position Player Nation
3 Defender Toni Pressley  United States
4 Midfielder Jamia Fields  United States
6 Forward Chioma Ubogagu  United States
7 Defender Steph Catley  Australia
8 Forward Danica Evans  United States
9 Midfielder Camila  Brazil
10 Forward Marta  Brazil
11 Defender Ali Krieger  United States
12 Midfielder Kristen Edmonds  United States
13 Forward Alex Morgan  United States
14 Defender Alanna Kennedy  Australia
15 Forward Rachel Hill  United States
16 Defender McKenzie Berryhill  United States
17 Midfielder Dani Weatherholt  United States
19 Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe  United States
20 Midfielder Nickolette Driesse  United States
21 Defender Mônica  Brazil
23 Forward Jasmyne Spencer  United States
24 Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris  United States

Transactions[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Positions played Previous club Fee/notes Ref.
November 2, 2016 United States Ali Krieger DF United States Washington Spirit Traded second-overall spot in the Distribution Ranking Order to Washington [2]
January 12, 2017 United States Danica Evans FW United States University of Colorado Drafted 22nd overall in 2017 NWSL Draft [3]
United States Nickolette Driesse MF United States Penn State University Drafted 32nd overall in 2017 NWSL Draft. [4]
January 19, 2017 Australia Alanna Kennedy DF United States Western New York Flash Trade for midfielder Sam Witteman [5]
January 23, 2017 United States Chioma Ubogagu FW United States Houston Dash Trade for Orlando’s natural third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft [6]
April 15, 2017 Brazil Marta FW Sweden FC Rosengård [7]
May 20, 2017 United States Rachel Hill FW United States UConn Signed after college graduation. [8]
United States Caroline Stanley GK United States Sky Blue FC Signed off waivers as a goalkeeper replacement for injured Ashlyn Harris.
June 21, 2017 United States Alex Morgan FW France Olympique Lyonnais Féminin Officially added to the active roster. [9]

Out[edit]

Date Player Positions played Destination club Fee/notes Ref.
June 21, 2017 United States Christina Burkenroad FW Norway IK Grand Bodø Waived to make room for Morgan. [9]
July 3, 2017 Australia Laura Alleway DF Waived. [10]

Staff[edit]

Executive
Owner and chairman Flávio Augusto da Silva
Owner and president Phil Rawlins
Owner John Bonner
Chief executive officer Alex Leitão
Coaching staff
Head coach Tom Sermanni
Assistant coach Khano Smith
Goalkeeping coach Lloyd Yaxley

[11][12]

Match results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

National Women's Soccer League[edit]


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 11 7 6 45 31  +14 40 6 4 2 24 10  +14 5 3 4 21 21  0

Last updated: August 12, 2017.
Source: NWSLsoccer.com

Results[edit]

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 North Carolina Courage 24 16 1 7 38 22 +16 49 NWSL Shield
2 Portland Thorns FC (C) 24 14 5 5 37 20 +17 47 NWSL Playoffs
3 Orlando Pride 24 11 7 6 45 31 +14 40
4 Chicago Red Stars 24 11 6 7 33 30 +3 39
5 Seattle Reign FC 24 9 7 8 43 37 +6 34
6 Sky Blue FC 24 10 3 11 42 51 −9 33
7 FC Kansas City 24 8 7 9 29 31 −2 31
8 Houston Dash 24 7 3 14 23 39 −16 24
9 Boston Breakers 24 4 7 13 24 35 −11 19
10 Washington Spirit 24 5 4 15 30 48 −18 19
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

NWSL Playoffs[edit]

The top four teams from the regular season will compete for the NWSL Championship. Final seeding to be determined by 10:30 pm EST Saturday, Sept. 30th.


Semi-finals Championship
      
2 Portland Thorns FC 4
3 Orlando Pride 1
2 Portland Thorns FC 1
1 North Carolina Courage 0
1 North Carolina Courage 1
4 Chicago Red Stars 0

Semi-finals[edit]

Portland Thorns FC4 - 1Orlando Pride
Henry Goal 12'Yellow card 80'
Sonnett Goal 15'
Raso Goal 71'
Sinclair Goal 82'
Report Kennedy Goal 23'

Media[edit]

The NWSLsoccer.com website and the Go90 app have the exclusive rights to streaming all games live on each of their platforms. In addition, the league has partnered with the Lifetime Network to air a "Game of the Week" on Saturdays for the 24-week Regular Season. The Pride were selected for 7 matches on the slate. The dates are:[14]

Sat., Apr. 15 / 3 p.m. kickoff / Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride

Sat., Apr. 22 / 4 p.m. kickoff / Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit

Sat., June 24 / 3:30 p.m. kickoff** / Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash

Sat., July 22 / 3:30 p.m. kickoff** / Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride

Sat., Aug. 12 / 7:30 p.m. kickoff** / Orlando Pride vs. Sky Blue FC

Sat., Sept. 2 / 3:30 p.m. kickoff**/ Orlando Pride vs. Boston Breakers

Sat., Sept. 9 / 3:30 p.m. kickoff** / Orlando Pride vs. Seattle Reign FC

The NWSL announced on August 17 that the Game of the Week on Lifetime for Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET featured the Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC at Orlando City Stadium. Lifetime also aired their away match at FC Kansas City on August 26th.

** New schedule adjustments issued on June 12th by the NWSL and Lifetime Network airtimes revised for player safety due to extreme temperatures and allowance for hydration breaks.

Honors and awards[edit]

NWSL Team of the Month[edit]

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref.
June United States Ali Krieger Brazil Marta [15]
July Brazil Marta [16]
August United States Ali Krieger
Australia Steph Catley
Brazil Marta United States Alex Morgan** [16]
September Brazil Marta** [16]

**Won NWSL Player of the Month honors

NWSL Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
2 Won United States Danica Evans
3 Won Brazil Camila
9 Won Brazil Camila
13 Won United States Toni Pressley
16 Won Brazil Marta
18 Won United States Alex Morgan
22 Won Australia Alanna Kennedy

NWSL Save of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
1 Won United States Ashlyn Harris
2 Won Brazil Monica
4 Won United States Ashlyn Harris
9 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe
10 Won Australia Steph Catley
12 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe
13 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe
17 Won United States Ashlyn Harris
18 Won United States Ashlyn Harris
22 Won United States Ashlyn Harris

Other awards[edit]

Orlando Pride forward Marta and defender Ali Krieger have been named to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Best XI, announced on October 12th.[17]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orlando Pride Roster". Orlando City SC. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquire U.S. Women's National Team Defender Ali Krieger". Orlando City SC.
  3. ^ "2017 NWSL Draft: Pride Selects FW Danica Evans".
  4. ^ "2017 NWSL Draft: Pride Selects MF Nickolette Driesse".
  5. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquires Australia National Team Defender Alanna Kennedy". Orlando City SC.
  6. ^ "Orlando Pride Add Arsenal Product Chioma Ubogagu". Orlando City SC.
  7. ^ DelGallo, Alicia (April 10, 2017). "Orlando Pride announce 20-player roster ahead of 2017 season opener". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Verar, Bianca (May 20, 2017). "Orlando Pride sign Rachel Hill and Caroline Stanley". Vavel. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  9. ^ a b DelGallo, Alicia (June 21, 2017). "Orlando Pride add Alex Morgan to roster, waive Christina Burkenroad". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Linehan, Meg (July 3, 2017). "Orlando Pride waive defender Laura Alleway". www.nwslsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Orlando Pride Staff". Orlando Pride. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Orlando City SC. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  13. ^ @ORLPride (July 1, 2017). "UPDATE: Kickoff is now set for 6:00 p.m. Thank you for your patience and continue to check here for updates" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Ltd, Simplestream. "NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime schedule". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  15. ^ Linehan, Meg (30 June 2017). "June Team of the Month announced". NWSL. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  16. ^ a b c Template:Wikipedia/2017NWSLseason
  17. ^ https://www.orlandocitysc.com/post/2017/10/12/orlando-pride-s-marta-ali-krieger-named-nwsl-best-xi

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