Sydney Leroux dazzles with late-game equalizer


Racing Louisville and the Pride split points in a thrilling 1-1 draw Friday night in Orlando.

Louisville struck first in the 21st minute with an impressive build-up play out of the back. Ebony Salmon, receiving the ball just outside the box, bodied off Ali Krieger to slot in the go-ahead goal.

The Pride, pushing the entire match, finally equalized in extra time.

Ashlyn Harris, sitting far outside of her net, gathered the ball at midfield before launching a bouncing service into the box. Waiting patiently at the back post, Sydney Leroux punched the ball into the far post to tie the game 1-1 in the final minutes and salvage a point.

Leroux is now tied with Lynn Williams for the NWSL goal-scoring lead with five. The 31-year-old forward looks poised to add to her tally during the Olympic break.

Next up: The Pride will travel to Portland to take on the Thorns on July 18. Racing Louisville will head home to host the Washington Spirit on July 25.