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Pride beat Wave to remain undefeated in the NWSL

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Summer Yates scored in the 26th minute and the Orlando Pride beat the San Diego Wave 1-0 in the National Women's Soccer League on Friday night.

The Wave were scrambling for the equalizer in the 81st minute when Alex Morgan went down with what appeared to be a right leg injury. The U.S. national team forward was helped up and limped to away, wincing with each step. She did not return.

The Pride (2-0-3) are one of three undefeated teams in the league. They opened with three straight draws before a 1-0 victory last weekend at Utah.

The Wave (1-2-1) had not lost since their season opener.

Zambian forward Barbra Banda came in off the bench, making her debut for the Pride. Banda, acquired last month for a club-record transfer fee, joined the team this past week after helping Zambia qualify for the Paris Olympics.

The game was played amid reports that the Wave had acquired Maria Sanchez from the Houston Dash, a move the club had yet to announce. The NWSL trade window was set to close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday.


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