Leroux, Marta, Morgan score as Orlando rolls past Louisville


Sydney Leroux, Marta and Alex Morgan all got on the board Saturday night to power the Orlando Pride past Racing Louisville 3-1.

Orlando started on the front foot, with Leroux weaving out of pressure before striking a rocket from the edge of the box to put the Pride up 1-0 in the 30th minute.

The Pride struck again only three minutes later, with Leroux setting Marta up inside the box for a close-range goal to make it 2-0.

Cece Kizer cut Orlando’s lead in half in the 51st minute, getting on the end of a well-placed cross from Yuki Nagasato, putting Racing Louisville on the scoresheet.

Morgan responded in the 65th minute, slotting home a well-placed ball from Leroux to put the game at 3-1. Saturday marked Morgan’s first game back with the Pride after the Olympic break.

Next up: Orlando next plays OL Reign on Sept. 26. Racing Louisville’s next matchup will also be on Sept. 26 against the Houston Dash.