The North Carolina Courage's unbeaten streak to start the 2018 season now stands at 10 games thanks to a 4-3 victory at the Orlando Pride.
How far ahead is the Courage?
leads the second-place Seattle Reign, which lost at Houston, 2-1, on Wednesday, by 12 points and the three teams tied for third, including the Pride, by 14 points.
It has more than twice
as many points as every other team in the league except the Reign.
The Pride game was expected to be a high-scoring affair, and it did not disappoint. The three Courage-Pride meetings in 2017 produced 13 goals, and the seven goals on Wednesday were the most in an
NWSL game in 2018.
The Courage led 1-0 and 3-1 but needed a goal from Jessica McDonald in the 90th minute to win the game. The goal was second of the game for McDonald, who is the
top Courage producer with four goals and three assists. Debinha and Sam Mewis also scored for the Courage.
The Pride, which got goals from Chioma Ubogagu, Alanna
Kennedy and Rachel Hill, had come into the game with a 10-game winning streak.