Tziarra King, Jess Fishlock lead OL Reign past Pride


OL Reign collected three points in the NWSL standings, defeating the Pride 2-0 on Saturday.

The Reign got out on the front foot early, applying high pressure to Orlando’s backline in the game’s opening minutes.

The team’s aggressive tactics paid off, with Tziarra King forcing a Pride turnover high up the field to find Jess Fishlock at the top of the box. The Reign striker then turned on her defender to hammer home the go-ahead finish.

OL Reign struck again in the 51st minute, with King firing a curling ball past Ashlyn Harris to put her side up 2-0.

The game was Orlando’s first without coach Marc Skinner, who left the club to take the job at Manchester United.

Next up: OL Reign will head home to host Racing Louisville on July 31. The Pride will travel to North Carolina to take on the Courage the same day.