Was it a shot, or was it a cross, or was it a “shross”? No matter how you define it, Caprice Dydasco’s hybrid finish was a thing of beauty.
In the 45th minute of Gotham FC’s game against the Orlando Pride, Dydasco deployed a clever overlapping run into the box to launch the ball toward the far post, tucking in the back of the net behind Ashlyn Harris. The go-head finish was Dydasco’s first NWSL goal.
🚨 SHROSS ALERT 🚨#ORLvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/QHWBFAjden— National Women's Soccer League (@NWSL) June 20, 2021
🚨 SHROSS ALERT 🚨#ORLvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/QHWBFAjden
Gotham’s 1-0 advantage lasted until the 90th minute of the match when the Pride’s Courtney Petersen sent a looping ball of her own past the gloves of Kailen Sheridan to equalize seconds before the end of regulation.
ANOTHER SHROSS AT THE DEATH 🤯#ORLvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL pic.twitter.com/rSA00pZT4M— National Women's Soccer League (@NWSL) June 21, 2021
ANOTHER SHROSS AT THE DEATH 🤯#ORLvNJNY | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL pic.twitter.com/rSA00pZT4M
The Pride’s dramatic finish preserves the team’s unbeaten record. Orlando remains atop the NWSL standings with 12 points, while Gotham slides into the fourth slot with eight points.