Orlando Pride shock Spirit with two stoppage-time goals


The Spirit were sitting on a comfortable two-goal lead heading into stoppage time. Then the Pride mobilized, shocking Washington by scoring two goals in a span of three minutes for an emphatic comeback.

Orlando’s late-game effort lifted the club to a thrilling 2-2 draw with Washington on Friday night.

The Pride broke their scoreless drought in the 95th minute, with Mikayla Cluff making a late run to nod in a Pride cross.

Miraculously, the Pride scored again in the 98th minute, with Darian Jenkins slotting home the late-game equalizer, much to the Orlando crowd’s delight.

The Spirit looked in control for the majority of the matchup, with the team taking the early lead with two quality finishes.

Trinity Rodman inked her name on the scoresheet in the 19th minute, firing a low, long-range rocket to put Washington up 1-0.

Ashley Hatch doubled the Spirit’s lead in the 66th minute, making a streaking run before splitting the Orlando backline, one-timing a powerful shot past the Pride keeper.

Orlando’s late surge denied Washington of its second regular-season win, as the Spirit fall to a 1-3-1 record, while the Pride improve to 2-2-2.