As an growth group, there’s all the time every week of firsts, whether or not good or dangerous.
For Angel Metropolis FC this week, it’ll try to keep away from shedding consecutive video games because it visits the Washington Spirit (Paramount +, 2 p.m.).
“We did issues rather well, particularly within the first half,” Angel Metropolis coach Freya Coombe stated. “We’re actually exhausting to beat defensively, as we put groups like North Carolina underneath lots of strain and we have been good on the ball and created good attacking possibilities that we took.”
“I believe the toughest factor for groups which are so new is the consistency. We construct in the direction of that so we’re not fluctuating every week, turning into extra constant in that space.”
Orlando scored within the third minute final week, and despite the fact that Angel Metropolis pressed and chased the sport, an equalizing purpose was by no means scored.
The Spirit opened the common season Could 1 with a 2-1 win over OL Reign. Six days later, they met once more within the Problem Cup finale with OL Reign profitable 2-1.
Angel Metropolis’s defensive workrate will likely be definitely be challenged by the Southern California duo of Ashley Sanchez (Pasadena/UCLA) and Trinity Rodman (Newport Seaside). Throw in Ashley Hatch and the Spirit’s attacking group is certainly the most effective within the league.
Angel Metropolis goalkeeper DiDi Haračić has allowed simply two objectives on 5 pictures on purpose via two video games.
“I wouldn’t say they’re highs and lows,” Haračić stated. “I’d say they’re character builders. I’d quite undergo adversity with the membership than let it click on immediately as a result of I believe that’s what builds folks.
“We’re all right here for a cause. We thrive off strain, and that’s a part of the job. We have now the chance to do one thing that’s probably by no means been achieved. We’re all right here, and we all know what to anticipate. It’s only a matter of meshing properly collectively.”
The Angel Metropolis backline has undergone a makeover. Sarah Gorden, who was acquired in a commerce with the Chicago Pink Stars, has been sidelined with a knee harm and Megan Reid, a late acquisition, has settled into one of many heart again spots.
“The connection simply occurs naturally,” Haračić stated. “We’ve all clicked. I’m not nervous in any respect. We all know it’s not going to be fairly immediately, however that’s additionally the fantastic thing about it once you see the place we go from month one to month 10. I’m excited.”
Angel Metropolis FC at Washington Spirit
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
The place: Audi Subject, Washington, D.C.
TV/Livestream: Paramount +