Orlando Pride lose first game of season, fall 2-1 at Houston

Pride see seven-game unbeaten streak snapped


The saying that “all good things must come to an end” applied to the Orlando Pride on Saturday.

For the first time this year, the Pride suffered a loss, seeing their seven-game unbeaten streak to start the season end in a 2-1 defeat at the Houston Dash.

Two first-half goals did the Pride in, as Houston grabbed a 2-0 lead on a goal in the 18th minute by Maria Sanchez and a goal in the 26th minute by Veronica Latsko.

The Pride pulled within one in the 49th minute on a goal by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir, but Orlando couldn’t get the equalizer and fell to 4-1-3.

Next up for the Pride is a home holiday contest on July 4 against the North Carolina Courage at Exploria Stadium.

Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.

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