Orlando Pride beats Houston Dash 3-1 in first-ever home game

Teams play in front of National Women's Soccer League record 23,403 fans


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Pride's home debut was a record-breaking success at the Citrus Bowl.

Central Florida's brand new women's pro soccer team defeated the Houston Dash 3-1 in front of a National Women's Soccer League record 23,403 fans.

After a scoreless first half, the Pride got on the board thanks to a ball that deflected off a Houston player and into the goal. Minutes later, Lianne Sanderson blasted a free kick for a goal to give the Pride a 2-0 lead.

Star forward Alex Morgan iced the game with her first goal as a member of the Pride just moments later.

The Pride, which improved to 1-1, are on the road next. They visit Chicago on May 1.

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