San Diego Wave FC (6-4-2, 20 points) are returning home for their second home match in a row as they take on OL Reign (6-4-2, 20 points) this Saturday, June 24, at Snapdragon Stadium. The match will air on Paramount+ with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. PT.
San Diego has yet to record a win against Seattle, as the all-time series currently sits at 0-2-1 (W-L-D) in favor of the reign. The two clubs met twice in the 2022 regular season, with the Wave falling to the Reign 1-0 at Lumen Field. In the second meeting, the club’s split the points off a 1-1 draw, while goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan became the third goalkeeper in NWSL history to record an assist in a match. In 2023, the Wave visited OL Reign on April 15, where the match was scoreless until the final seconds that the home team was able to secure all three points.
Most recently, OL Reign is coming off of a scoreless draw on Saturday against the Houston Dash. The Reign are also sitting in fourth place just ahead of the Wave in the NWSL standings as both teams have a record of 6-4-2 with 20 points but the OL Reign is ahead by goal differential.
San Diego is coming off their first loss in five games as they faced their Southern California rivals, Angel City, on Saturday at Snapdragon Stadium. Defender Kristen McNabb put the Wave on the board first in the 57th minute to score her first goal of the season but ultimately San Diego fell 2-1.
Saturday’s match against the Reign will mark the Wave’s annual Pride match, presented by Queen Yasmine Injury Law. In addition, the match marks the sendoff game for San Diego’s international players heading to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Currently, there are three San Diego players that will represent their respective countries – Naomi Girma (USA), Sofia Jakobsson (Sweden), and Alex Morgan (USA).