Orlando Pride give up late goal, tie league-leading Portland 1-1

Portland extends winning streak to seven games

The Orlando Pride weren’t too far away from beating the top team in the National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday, the Portland Thorns.

But a late goal by Portland’s Simone Charley ended up forcing a 1-1 tie between the Pride and Thorns at Exploria Stadium.

Portland (9-2-3, 29 points) extended its unbeaten streak to seven games, while the Pride (6-3-4, 21 points) have a win and a draw in its last two games after a six-game winless streak.

The Pride opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Jodie Taylor headed home a cross from Courtney Petersen to make it 1-0 Orlando.

The score remained that way until Charley headed home a delivery into the box from a free kick by Meghan Klingenberg in the 78th minute.

Next up for the Pride is a game next Sunday at the Washington Spirit. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

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