Four Wave FC Players Compete in Concacaf W Championship

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 19, 2022) – Four San Diego Wave Fútbol Club players competed in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship on Monday Night at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico. Forward Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal to secure a championship victory for the U.S. Women’s National Team. All four players are expected to return to San Diego Wave FC later this month to resume training ahead of the team’s road match against Chicago Red Stars on July 30.

Defender Naomi Girma, midfielder Taylor Kornieck and forward Alex Morgan all represented the USWNT, while goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan stood in the net for the Canada Women’s National Soccer Team. Morgan and Sheridan both started the match, while Girma entered in the 88th minute and Kornieck during stoppage time.

The United States came out of the gate pressuring Canada with attack, but Sheridan stepped up to deny many of the USWNT’s chances through the full 90 minutes. In the 78th minute, Morgan came face-to-face with her San Diego Wave teammate and scored the decisive penalty kick goal that earned the USWNT a berth in the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Photo Courtesy of Campeonas MX. Morgan, Sheridan celebrate their Best Player and Best Goalkeeper awards.

With her amazing performance on Monday and throughout the championship, Sheridan earned the tournament’s Best Goalkeeper Award. Morgan’s penalty kick goal was the only goal Sheridan conceded throughout the entire championship.

Making a comeback to the USWNT, Alex Morgan scored three goals throughout the tournament and earned the Best Player Award for her efforts. Morgan’s game-winning goal marked her 118th USWNT goal.

San Diego Wave FC continues to fight for a playoff spot in its inaugural season and has sat consistently on top of the NWSL standings since Week One with a record of 6-3-3 (W-L-D). Forward Alex Morgan leads the league in the Golden Boot race with 11 goals in 10 regular-season matches, a single-season career best for the Southern California native.

After three matches without key international players, San Diego Wave FC intends to have a fuller roster to take on the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, July 30 at 5 p.m. PT. Wave FC’s next home match at Torero Stadium is on Sunday, Aug. 7 versus the Kansas City Current. On Saturday, September 17, Wave FC will play its opening match in the new Snapdragon Stadium with single-game tickets available soon at

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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.