SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club (9-6-4, W-L-D) plays its debut match at Snapdragon Stadium against fellow Southern California expansion side, Angel City FC (7-6-5) this Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:00 p.m. PT. The match will be available for streaming on Paramount+ for domestic viewers and Twitch for international viewers. The two expansion sides meet for the fourth time this year with their overall head-to-head record level at 1-1-1.
“It’s a massively exciting occasion for us as a club. It’s a momentous sell-out record. My job as a head coach is to make sure I focus on the game and that there are very few distractions for what we want to achieve, how we want to play, what our game plan is, and giving the players the belief and the detail to be able to execute.”
Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach
The last matchup between Wave FC and Angel City FC took place on July 9, where Angel City took the first league match between the expansion sides with a 2-1 win. Wave FC defender Kristen McNabb scored the lone San Diego goal in the 60th minute. The match stayed level until Angel City FC doubled its score in the 81st minute as Claire Emslie buried a ball into the left of the net, sending the home team away with 3 points.
This match took place during an international window, and Wave FC played without key players goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan (CAN), forward Alex Morgan (USA), defender Naomi Girma (USA), midfielder Taylor Kornieck (USA) and forward Sofia Jakobsson (SWE).
After this Saturday’s matchup, San Diego Wave FC returns home to Snapdragon Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30, as they take on North Carolina Courage for the final match of the regular season. Tickets for the match are available at sandiegowavefc.com/tickets/.
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.