Officially entering the second half of the 2022 NWSL season, San Diego Wave Fútbol Club and Racing Louisville FC face off for a second battle, this time at Torero Stadium on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. PT. After falling 1-0 to Racing Louisville on May 18 at Lynn Family Stadium, San Diego has home field advantage on Friday with an undefeated home record of 3-0-2.
Drafted by San Diego in the 2022 Expansion Draft, defender Kaleigh Riehl will face her former team, Racing Louisville, and is sure to be an asset on the back line against familiar faces.
With 21 points and a 6-3-3 record, San Diego Wave FC enters Friday’s match still on top of the NWSL standings, and Racing Louisville brings a record of 2-5-4, sitting tenth in the table. San Diego is trailed closely by the Chicago Red Stars (20 points) and looks for a solid win on Friday to hold its lead in the NWSL standings.
Despite the losing scoreline, Wave FC dominated offensive statistics last Saturday at Banc of California, recording 19 shots to Angel City FC’s nine, and 27 corners to ACFC’s eight. San Diego brings these positives into Friday’s match with lessons learned to secure a full three points and remain undefeated at home.
Racing Louisville enters the matchup with just one winning result on the road in the 2022 regular season. The team’s last match resulted in a 2-1 loss to Gotham FC with their lone goal being scored by Savannah DeMelo.
San Diego Wave FC continues to have strong performances with five key players away on national team duty. Attacking players like Kristen McNabb, Makenzy Doniak, and Belle Bride have stepped up to score, and the opportunities are endless for Wave FC’s talented and youthful squad.
Friday night will be Title IX Commemoration Night at Torero Stadium, presented by Plinqit, and tickets can be found here. The club will collect new sports bras at the match to benefit The Sports Bra Project – helping provide new sports bras to girls and women in areas where access to basic equipment can prevent participation in sports. Supporters can donate new sports bras on-site and receive 15% off the merchandise on Friday night in-stadium. Guests will also receive a special edition Light-Up Rally Stick, provided by Plinqit.
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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 began its inaugural season at a temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium. The new Snapdragon Stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home upon completion of construction, scheduled for September 17, 2022 as the team takes on Angel City FC.