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Watch Barbra Banda’s Brace for Orlando Pride Against Seattle Reign

Watch Barbra Banda's Brace for Orlando Pride Against Seattle Reign

Barbra Banda in Sensational Form as Orlando Pride Triumph

Zambia’s Copper Queens captain, Barbra Banda, showcased her remarkable form for Orlando Pride, scoring her second brace of the season in a thrilling 3-2 away win against Seattle Reign in Seattle, Washington.

Banda, who had been absent from the scoresheet last week against Bay FC despite winning the penalty that led to the only goal, made a triumphant return with two crucial goals in the 18th and 58th minutes. Her performance ensured Orlando Pride collected maximum points, maintaining their top position in the NWSL table.

Match Recap

First Half:

  • 9th Minute: Defender Emily Sam put Orlando Pride ahead with a well-placed header.
  • 18th Minute: Barbra Banda doubled the lead with a powerful strike, giving Orlando Pride a 2-0 advantage.
  • 45+2 Minute: Seattle Reign pulled one back in stoppage time through Angharad James-Turner, narrowing the deficit to 2-1.

Second Half:

  • 48th Minute: Seattle Reign equalized early in the half with a goal from Bethany Balcer, making it 2-2.
  • 58th Minute: Banda struck again, netting her second goal and the match-winner, securing a 3-2 victory for Orlando Pride.

Banda’s Impact

Barbra Banda’s performance was instrumental in this crucial win for Orlando Pride. Her ability to score decisive goals and her overall influence on the pitch continue to elevate her team’s performance. With six goals to her name since joining the National Women’s Soccer League, Banda has quickly become a key player for Orlando Pride and a standout figure in the league.

Key Highlights

  • Goals: Banda (18′, 58′), Sam (9′)
  • Opponents’ Goals: James-Turner (45+2′), Balcer (48′)
  • Current Season Goals: Banda (6)

What’s Next?

Orlando Pride will look to continue their winning streak as they aim to solidify their position at the top of the NWSL table. With Banda in such stellar form, fans are eagerly anticipating more thrilling performances in the upcoming matches.

Stay tuned for more updates and highlights from the NWSL as Barbra Banda and Orlando Pride continue their quest for glory.

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