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The Pride Cup

The Pride Cup returns for another season with Adelaide United hosting the 2024 edition.

Pride Cup Australia represents a national movement changing sporting culture and uniting communities through education and events. Working with all levels of sport, Pride Cup is helping clubs to create environments where every LGBTI+ person feels included, accepted, and proud to be who they are.

Since 2018, Pride Cup has worked with over 450 clubs in more than 15 sporting codes across Australia.

Pride Cup began working with Adelaide United in October 2021, following Josh Cavallo’s brave decision to come out as, at the time, the only openly-gay, active professional male football player in the world.

Together, the inaugural A-Leagues Pride Cup was born; hosted by Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium and involving Melbourne Victory’s Women’s team in February 2022.

Getting Back to Winning Ways

Tony Popovic’s side will be looking to return to form after having lost three of their last five, only winning one match in that stretch.

“These games are always special, and I don’t believe any motivation will be a problem. But, you know, we’ve got to get back to that aggression and that intensity that we had and bring that next week,” Popovic said.

Our boys in blue are yet to lose to The Reds this season after a 1-1 draw and then a 2-0 win at home.

United are currently on a six-match winless stretch, having lost their last three.

A Change of Date

Due to extreme weather forecast for the weekend, our A-League Women’s clash against Adelaide United has been postponed.

Originally to be played at 5pm (AEDT) on Saturday 9 March, the match has been moved to the following night, Sunday 10 March with kick-off now set for 7:30pm (AEDT).

The change won’t look to impact our girls in blue who are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run.

Big wins against Western Sydney (4-0) and Wellington (5-3) have seen Jeff Hopkins’ side climb five points clear of seventh place on the Liberty A-League table as they look to solidify their place in finals.

The Reds are coming off a 2-0 loss to Central Coast where they now sit 11th on the Liberty A-League table.

Welcome Back Beattie

Midfielder Beattie Goad made her long-awaited return to action last week and what an impact she had.

A first-half brace and a player-of-the-match performance highlighted just how important the former Matilda is to her side.