The NWSL season has entered the final stretch and teams are jockeying for one of the six playoff positions. The Pride have only made the postseason once since entering the league in 2016, but sit in fourth with five games remaining. While the Pride’s defense has been solid for much of the season, the team’s attacking health will be key for making a postseason run.
The Pride have dealt with several absences during the 2021 NWSL regular season. Alex Morgan (United States), Marta (Brazil), and Ali Riley (New Zealand) represented their countries during the Olympics, causing all three starters to miss several games.