QueensCast: Orlando Pride By the Numbers

After two weeks off, it's good to take a minute to get caught up. We break down some important stats and help you see, at a glance, what the Orlando Pride have accomplished thus far.  Knowing where you've been will help you know where you need to go, but that doesn't mean we are dwelling in the past.  We are looking ahead and ready to SCORE!

10.  The number of days until the Orlando Pride return home.  They take on the Houston Dash, at the Orlando City Stadium, just one week after visiting Houston this Saturday.  Make sure you've got your tickets!

9.  The points accumulated, so far this season, from two wins, three losses, and three draws.

8.  Games played.  We are one-third of the way through the NWSL season and the Orlando Pride have had an uphill battle, as they have strived to cement their chemistry with an ever changing staring XI.

7.  The spot where the Orlando Pride are currently residing on the NWSL standings.

6.  Consistent players each game.  While the starting XI may have varied, we have seen 6 players on the pitch at some point during each game this season.  Camila, Steph Catley, Kristen Edmonds, Alanna Kennedy, Ali Krieger, and Jasmyne Spencer

5.  Individual players who have already scored goals this season.  Having multiple players taking shots, on goal, will be key in Orlando Pride's success.  So far, Jasmyne Spencer, Marta, Camila, Chioma Ubogagu, and Danica Evans have made their mark.  Who will be the next?

4.  Minimum number of weeks before Alex Morgan will be ready for action.  Fans have long awaited the return of the famed striker.  During a stint with the French club, Olympique Lyonnais, the USWNT star suffered a hamstring injury during the UEFA Champion's League Final.

3.  Losses.  Can the Orlando Pride turn around their winless streak on the road, this Saturday against the Houston Dash?

2.  Wins, so far, this season.  Both have occurred on home ground, proving the ladies need to find a win on the road to continue to be successful and climb the standings. Make sure you're there on June 24th, to cheer them on and watch them continue their unbeaten streak at home.

1.  Penalty Kick Goals on record.  During the last match, against the Boston Breakers, Marta made Orlando Pride history by scoring the first PKG.

QueensCast Top Ten: Sweet Soccer Shirts

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Alex Morgan to Rejoin Pride After Stint with Olympique Lyonnais

After a UEFA Women’s Champions League championship run with Olympique Lyonnais, U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan will return to Orlando Pride pending the receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and completion of rehabilitation for an existing hamstring injury.

The forward, who was evaluated by team doctors at Orlando Health, is expected to be available in approximately three to four weeks.

Morgan, 27, joined Lyon in December and helped lead the French side to the 2016-17 Champions League and French league title. Morgan sustained a hamstring injury in the championship match on June 1.  Once medically cleared, Morgan will be eligible to be added to the Pride’s roster.

After a bye week, Orlando returns to play on June 17 at the Houston Dash. The Pride return to Orlando City Stadium on June 24 to finish a back-to-back series with the Dash. That game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be aired on Lifetime.

Tickets are available at orlando-pride.com/tickets or by calling (855) ORL-CITY.

NWSL Announces Kickoff and Broadcast Changes to Eight Orlando Pride Matches

In an effort to ensure player and fan safety, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today new kickoff times for 23 games throughout the remainder of the 2017 season. The new schedule reduces the number of games during times of the day where potential environmental conditions such as high temperatures, humidity, and solar radiation would be more prevalent throughout the summer months in the United States.

The NWSL is also implementing increased measures for Hydrations Breaks and new guidelines for Extreme Heat, including procedures for match delays, effective immediately. Click here to view the complete guidelines.

"The safety of everyone involved with the execution of NWSL matches, including players, referees and fans, is paramount," NWSL Managing Director of Operations Amanda Duffy said. "These are important measures that will help to ensure the safest environment possible at all league matches, and we will continue to evaluate steps that can be taken in the future."

After a successful implementation on June 3, the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime will now be listed at 3:30 p.m. ET on the schedule with kickoff slated for 3:50 p.m. ET to accommodate for Hydration Breaks. In addition, the NWSL has released the other 4 p.m. ET games, providing teams not part of the Game of the Week more flexibility to reschedule games into the late afternoon and evenings.  

See below for a complete list of new kickoff times:

Bold = Game of the Week on Lifetime

* = To be determine Game of the Week on Lifetime

Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since a tragic event rocked our community to it's core.  Since then we, as a collective, have come together in the name of love and chosen to turn our backs to hate.  While this day will forever be difficult for so many, Orlando is stronger and even more united because of it.  Today, Orlando United Day, is about coming together and remembering those 49 lives that were taken too soon.  To honor them, there are asking everyone to do one act, to show love and kindness.  It can be as small as smiling at 49 people, buying a stranger a coffee, or taking a moment to hold the door for someone.  Take that moment to connect with those around you.  Here are some other ways to get involved:

  • OneBlood.org also has a list of donation centers and locations for mobile blood centers around town.  
  • The Orange County History Center is hosting the expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery.  The Gallery Display is available for viewing from June 12 through June 17.  Admission is free. 
  • This evening a remembrance ceremony, Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels, will take place at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola, starting at 7pm.  The event will include remarks by community leaders, musical performances, and the reading of the 49 names.
  • From 10pm until midnight, the community is invited to conclude the evening with a series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance and reflection at Pulse Nightclub.