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Orlando Pride struggle with finishing, fatigue in first loss of 2021

The Orlando Pride’s 1-0 loss to Gotham FC Wednesday night was highlighted by familiar — but likely fixable — problems.

The team ceded another late-game goal, this time allowing a 79th-minute breakaway to result in a loss. Despite the scoreline, the Pride took meaningful strides on the offensive end of the pitch.

The Pride took 17 shots and recorded 11 total scoring chances, but couldn’t convert any of those opportunities into a goal.

“If we score those chances, then it’s a different game,” coach Marc Skinner said. “I thought we were better than we were against Louisville.