The Orlando Pride remained perfect at Camping World Stadium with a 1-0 win over Western New York Flash, but it wasn't easy. In fact it was the toughest of the three home contests to date, but three points taste even sweeter when they're earned through a hard-fought contest. The Pride haven't allowed a goal in the last two home games, due in large part to the efforts of goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, who turned in another sparkling performance against the Flash.
Alex Morgan scored an impressive second goal in front of the home crowd, chipping a long effort over the keeper off a beautiful pass by Kristen Edmonds. Morgan's Pride teammates tried throughout the match to spring her and they finally did as time wound down in the match. The captain still had a lot to do but she fired a perfect shot to beat the keeper and send the home crowd home happy.
We're a quarter of the way through the season and the Pride are even with Portland Thorns for third in the NWSL standings on nine points. Orlando is even with Washington Spirit for most goals scored (seven), is second in goal differential (+3) and has conceded the fourth fewest goals (three). And this is a team that is still, in many ways, trying to learn to play together.
The following are the images I captured from the Pride's third win of the season. Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, I couldn't stay for the entire thing, so I missed Morgan's awesome goal and the final celebration, but I hope you enjoy the shots I was able to capture while I was at Camping World Stadium last night.