SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 13, 2022) – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club (7-5-4) fell tonight to Orlando Pride (4-4-6) 0-1 in a difficult night at Torero Stadium.
San Diego Wave FC kicked off to a good start with its first shot in the 5th minute, which Alex Morgan sent to the right post from the center of the box. Throughout the match, Wave FC made 19 shots to Orlando’s eight and looked the better team but were unable to finish their chances tonight to secure the win.
The match result came down to a called handball inside the Wave FC box in the 23rd minute. Orlando Pride’s Meggie Dougherty Howard converted from the spot, sealing the win for the away side.
After numerous chances and strong plays from San Diego in the second half, the final whistle blew to a final of 0-1, and the team now looks ahead to next weekend. Following the final whistle, goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan earned a straight red card for dissent.
San Diego Wave FC closes out its stretch of home games at Torero Stadium next Saturday, August 20, against the Houston Dash (7-4-4), before the team moves into the new state-of-the-art Snapdragon Stadium on September 17. August 20 is Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by XEWT Channel 12, and will be a celebratory night with a headband giveaway at the gate, limited-edition merchandise, food from Daggos and Belindas, a vibrant plaza atmosphere, live mariachi music and more.
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.