Angel City ties Orlando after an own goal spoils chance at victory

Angel City twice lost the one-goal lead, the last to an own goal towards the end of regulation, in a 2-2 draw with the Orlando Pride.

Angels City (5-5-3) scored goals from Ali Riley in the 40th minute and Cari Roccaro in the 72nd minute, while Orlando scored goals from Julie Doyle (64th minute) and through the Paige Nielsen own goal of Angel City in were scored in the 91st minute .

At Riley’s goal, she hit a hard shot from the left side of the box into the opposite side of the net. Angel City’s second goal came from a set piece that saw midfielder Roccaro convert a shot from inside the box.

The final equalizer for Orlando (3-5-6) came when Pride’s Kerry Abello deflected defender Nielsen and hit the back net to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

A well-crafted set by the Pride saw the ball to Abello on the left. As she drove to the end line, Abello drove a low cross into the box and found Nielsen in the net.

Angel City play Mexico’s Tigres UANL in a friendly on Wednesday before their next game of the regular season against the Chicago Red Stars at Banc of California Stadium on Sunday.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/angel-city-fc/story/2022-08-07/angel-city-orlando-nwsl-soccer Angel City ties Orlando after an own goal spoils chance at victory

Emma Bowman

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