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Alex Morgan scores third goal in three matches, leading Pride to victory


Goals from Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux powered the Orlando Pride past the the Portland Thorns, 2-1 Wednesday night.

The victory marked the second win in a row for the Pride and the first time the Pride have been on a winning steak in the regular season since 2018.

Morgan started the game off strong with an impressive goal in the 22nd minute, making it her third goal in three straight matches.

Portland’s Simone Charley tied the game in the 42nd minute, but that was all the Thorns could get going. Despite out-shooting the Pride 21-12, a defensive mistake in the 46th minute provided Leroux the perfect opportunity to score the game-winning goal.

A number of crucial saves from Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris preserved the lead and the Pride went on to capture another victory — leaving them, for the moment, atop the NWSL standings.

Next up, the Pride look to continue their winning streak as they take on Kansas City on Sunday, May 30 at 5 p.m. ET.