Maltese star striker Haley Bugeja has become Orlando Pride’s youngest player to ever feature for them in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), after making her much anticipated debut against North Carolina Courage.
Bugeja managed to play a total of 20 minutes as her team were losing 3-0 to their close rivals the Courage. The Pride currently sit in 9th place with 21 points from 20 matches. It has not been the best season for Orlando considering the players they possess but they will now gear up for a better, more fruitful upcoming season.
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Her debut also means that she is the fourth youngest ever player to play in the NWSL, one of the largest women’s football leagues in the world.
The league is widely regarded as the best leagues in the world when it comes to the women’s side of the game, narrowly beating out the English and French leagues in terms of quality.
Unlike most leagues in the world which have just begun the NWSL season is already nearing its end with only the final two matches remaining for the Pride. Bugeja will be hoping for a fresh start next season in order to show the world her immense quality and again put Maltese football in the spotlight.