SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club (10-6-6, W-L-D) plays the first match of its NWSL Playoff debut at Snapdragon Stadium against Chicago Red Stars (9-7-6) this Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7:00 p.m. PT. The match will be available for streaming on CBS Sports Network for domestic viewers and on Twitch for international viewers.

In their regular season finale, San Diego Wave Fútbol Club drew scoreless to the North Carolina Courage, giving each side a point, and earning Wave FC a quarter-final home match against the Chicago Red Stars.

“It’s a massively exciting opportunity for us as a club. Our first-ever season to be in the playoffs is a huge achievement for the club, the players and the staff. It’s exciting and something different for me. We know we are up against a very good team with very good attacking threats. It is also a team we know we can do well against, so it’s an exciting opportunity for us, we know it is a huge game, but one we are really looking forward to.”

Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach

The last time the two teams met was on July 30, at Soldier Field, ending in a 1-0 victory for the San Diego side. 17-year-old Jaedyn Shaw made her professional debut and tallied her first professional goal in the 28th minute which sent San Diego home with three points. Notably, Wave FC’s goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan preserved the win for the team with a massive penalty kick save attempted by Mallory Pugh in the 81st minute.

Seven Wave FC players are no stranger to the NWSL playoffs including: Abby Dahlkemper, Makenzy Doniak, Katie Johnson, Kristen McNabb, Alex Morgan, Kailen Sheridan, and Jodie Taylor. The winner of this Sunday’s contest looks to book their visit to the #2 Portland Thorns for a semi-final round of the NWSL Playoffs on Oct. 23, 7 p.m. PT at Providence Park.


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

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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