A big early deficit trumped a late comeback for the Orlando Pride on Saturday.
The Pride fell behind by three goals in the second half, and despite a late rally, fell 3-2 to Gotham FC at Exploria Stadium.
Goals by Gaetane Thiney in the third and 47th minute gave Gotham FC a 2-0 lead, and then Margaret Purce scored in the 50th minute to make it 3-0.
The Pride (7-7-7, 28 points) got goals from Erika Tymrak in the 84th minute and from Marta on a penalty kick in the 89th minute, but ran out of time to get the equalizer.
Orlando will next play at the Chicago Red Stars at 8 p.m. Wednesday.