Wave FC Opens its 2022 Regular Season Away Against Houston Dash on Sunday, May 1 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2022) – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), will kick off its regular season schedule on Sunday, May 1 with an away match against the Houston Dash at PNC Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4pm PT.
The NWSL celebrates its 10th season and features each of the 12 teams playing home and away matches against every other team in the league for the first balanced schedule in league history. Following its opener, Wave FC will begin a two-game home stand taking on NY/NJ Gotham on Saturday, May 7 and Chicago Red Stars on Sunday, May 15 from its temporary home Torero Stadium at University of San Diego.
“We are really excited about the announcement for our inaugural season,” said Head Coach Casey Stoney. “We have a big away game in Houston to start but are massively excited about our first opportunity to play at home in front of our San Diego Wave FC fans. We have lots of exciting trips ahead that will provide opportunities to grow and learn.”
San Diego heads out on the road for four consecutive road matches beginning with Louisville on May 18, NC Courage on May 22, OL Reign on May 29 and finally Kansas City on June 4.
Wave FC will line up against fellow expansion club Angel City on July 9 at Banc of California stadium before hosting its Southern California rival at its permanent home, Snapdragon Stadium, on September 17.
The 2022 campaign will see six teams qualify for the NWSL playoffs set to begin in October 2022, with the top two seeds receiving a first-round bye. The 2022 season will end with the NWSL Championship the weekend of October 28-30.
Details regarding broadcast schedule for regular season matches are forthcoming.
2022 WAVE FC REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|Sunday, May 1||Houston Dash||San Diego Wave||PNC Stadium||4:00pm PT|
|Saturday, May 7||San Diego Wave||NY/NJ Gotham||Torero Stadium||7:00pm PT|
|Sunday, May 15||San Diego Wave||Chicago Red Stars||Torero Stadium||2:00pm PT|
|Wednesday, May 18||Louisville||San Diego Wave||Lynn Family Stadium||4:30pm PT|
|Sunday, May 22||NC Courage||San Diego Wave||Wakemed Soccer Park||11:00am PT|
|Sunday, May 29||OL Reign||San Diego Wave||Lumen Field||12:00pm PT|
|Saturday, June 4||Kansas City||San Diego Wave||Children’s Mercy Park||5:30pm PT|
|Wednesday, June 8||San Diego Wave||Portland Thorns||Torero Stadium||7:00pm PT|
|Sunday, June 12||San Diego Wave||OL Reign||Torero Stadium||2:00pm PT|
|Sunday, June 19||NY/NJ Gotham||San Diego Wave||Red Bull Arena||1:00pm PT|
|Sunday, July 3||San Diego Wave||Washington Spirit||Torero Stadium||2:00pm PT|
|Saturday, July 9||Angel City||San Diego Wave||Banc of California||7:30pm PT|
|Friday, July 15||San Diego Wave||Louisville||Torero Stadium||7:00pm PT|
|Saturday, July 30||Chicago Red Stars||San Diego Wave||Soldier Field||5:00pm PT|
|Sunday, August 7||San Diego Wave||Kansas City||Torero Stadium||2:00pm PT|
|Saturday, August 13||San Diego Wave||Orlando Pride||Torero Stadium||7:30pm PT|
|Saturday, August 20||San Diego Wave||Houston Dash||Torero Stadium||7:00pm PT|
|Saturday, August 27||Portland Thorns||San Diego Wave||Providence Park||7:30pm PT|
|Saturday, September 10||Washington Spirit||San Diego Wave||Audi Field||2:00pm PT|
|Saturday, September 17||San Diego Wave||Angel City||Snapdragon Stadium||6:30pm PT|
|Sunday, September 25||Orlando Pride||San Diego Wave||Exploria Stadium||4:00pm PT|
|Friday, September 30||San Diego Wave||NC Courage||Snapdragon Stadium||6:30pm PT|
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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 seven international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England, Germany and Australia. The team will begin play during its 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 upon completion of construction, scheduled for September 2022. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.