Haley Bugeja added another presence to her Orlando Pride’s appearances tally as she came on in the second-half in the final National Women’s Soccer League’s game of the season.
Bugeja’s Pride faced a stern test in OL Reign, in Seattle. The latter, led by two-time World Cup champions Megan Rapinoe amongst other stars in the team, scored a 3-0 victory to finish at the top of the NWSL’s regular season standings.
The Reign, together with five other teams, will contest the NWSL throne in the post-season playoffs.
Malta international Bugeja was deployed midway into the second 45 minutes for her third straight appearance having joined the club in July.
The former Sassuolo player, who has penned a one-and-a-half-year deal with the North American club, will be back at the Florida-based club for the 2023 season.
Elsewhere, Emma Lipman was in the starting formation for Como Women when they hosted Serie A Femminile leaders Inter last Friday.
The Malta women’s captain played the first 45 minutes before being replaced at half-time. Como Women fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Rita Guarino’s Inter, who have made another bold statement in the Italian title race.
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