SAN DIEGO, Calif.  – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club (10-6-4, W-L-D) heads into the final road match of their inaugural regular season versus Orlando Pride (5-9-6) this Sunday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m. PT. A win or a draw at Exploria Stadium would secure San Diego Wave FC a spot in the 2022 NWSL playoffs.

“We know we can perform better, we need to perform better if we’re going to stay in the hunt for what we want to achieve. We know we’ve got a tough away trip to Orlando. They’re a good side, so we will need to make sure we are at our very best to make sure we get something from this game.”

Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach

San Diego’s first and only meeting with Orlando Pride took place on August 13, at Torero Stadium, ending in a 1-0 win for the Florida side through a penalty goal. The Pride lost 3-0 to North Carolina Courage this past Wednesday, marking its fourth consecutive loss since August 20.

Last Saturday, Wave FC defeated Angel City FC 1-0 in front of a sold-out Snapdragon Stadium. Jaedyn Shaw scored the home side’s game-winning goal in the 30th minute and made history with her third goal in three total appearances. Kailen Sheridan earned Player of the Week with her third penalty save of the 2022 season, preserving San Diego’s win in the 74th minute.

San Diego Wave FC will return home to Snapdragon Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30, to take on North Carolina Courage for its final match of the regular season. Tickets for San Diego’s final home match are on sale now at www.sandiegowavefc.com/tickets.

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About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club

San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game we love and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club will bring the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club that consists of athletes representing six international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The team played the first 11 home games in the 2022 inaugural season at its temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium. The new Snapdragon Stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home starting in September 2022. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.

About Snapdragon Stadium

Snapdragon Stadium is San Diego’s newest expertly-designed sports venue with optimized viewing and new VIP experiences. Located on the campus of San Diego State University at Mission Valley, Snapdragon will feature a unique array of food and beverages, including coastal-inspired cuisine and game day favorites. When not in use for sporting events, Snapdragon will serve as a year-round entertainment destination and community hub for San Diego with concerts, festivals and more.

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