ORLANDO, Florida. (July 30, 2022) – After every week off NWSL play, Orlando Delight (3-5-4, 13 factors) returns to motion and travels to Youngsters’s Mercy Park for a sport towards Kansas Metropolis Present (5-4-3, 18 factors) on Sunday evening. The match kicks off at 7:00 pm ET and can be out there to stream on Paramount+ within the US and internationally on Twitch.
“[Kansas City] are on a very good observe proper now. I believe it is seven video games unbeaten, however we have now to concentrate on ourselves,” mentioned interim head coach Seb Hines. “We decide up the tempo after each sport. The journey to Washington was a troublesome place to play and we achieved a optimistic outcome. It could be good to win, however we are going to reap the benefits of this. That is one other clear slate. Going to Kansas, we have now to construct on what we have carried out within the final three video games. We all know there aren’t many video games left so we want factors. That is one other alternative to earn three factors and we should reap the benefits of it.”
Earlier within the season, the 2 groups drew 2–2 after Delight defender Tony Pressley scored a six-minute stoppage penalty to equalize. Ganni Jonsdottir additionally scored a aim that night on the Exploria Stadium within the 51st minute of Delight.
Earlier than halftime, the Delight earned their third file in a row with a goalless tie within the nation’s capital towards the Washington Spirit. Delight goaltender Erin McLeod made 5 saves and earned her third clear sheet in all competitions this season.
Earlier than the break, the Kansas Metropolis Present had been on a roll, successful three video games in a row and never dropping seven in a row. Within the final sport, The Present gained 1-0 over OL Reign because of Lo’o Labonta’s penalty aim, which was the decisive aim of the match. Present’s 18 factors in 12 video games is probably the most they’ve earned in franchise historical past.
Delight midfielder Jonsdottir returned from her residence nation, Iceland, for the 2022 UEFA Ladies’s European Soccer Championship. Iceland didn’t lose the group stage however didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Jonsdottir has since returned to coaching and can be out there for Delight on Sunday.
Followers not touring to Kansas Metropolis are invited to a celebration at Kiwi’s Pub & Grill in Altamonte Springs on Sunday. Orlando Metropolis will begin the social gathering with their match towards DC United. After the conclusion of this sport, the group will flip their consideration to the Delight sport towards Kansas Metropolis, which can be broadcast to all followers. The social gathering begins at 4:00 PM ET and is a free occasion open to all ages.
After Sunday’s matchup, Delight will return to Exploria Stadium to tackle 2022 growth membership Angel Metropolis FC on Sunday, August seventh. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 pm ET. Tickets for this match can be found at