In its first common season residence loss, the San Diego Wave Fútbol Membership was dominated by an brisk, aggressive Kansas Metropolis Present workforce in a 2-1 defeat Sunday at Torero Stadium.
Twelve minutes after coming into the match, San Diego ahead Amirah Ali scored her first purpose within the NWSL common season within the 88th minute to disclaim a clear sheet for Kansas Metropolis. She was assisted by Makenzy Doniak.
“That’s good to have underneath my belt,” Ai stated after the match, “however it will have been good to get the consequence we wished as effectively.”
Wave Head Coach Casey Stoney stated: “I’m massively happy with Amirah…. She is working very arduous. She is one among our high employees.”
Kansas Metropolis (6-4-4) pulled forward within the twenty seventh minute with a CeCe Kizer purpose, assisted by Kristen Hamilton,off a quick break. Kailen Sheridan tried a save, but it surely was deflected into the web, bringing the rating to 0-1.
Within the thirty ninth minute, Hailie Mace helped the Present double its rating with an extended shot to the highest proper nook of the web.
In second-half motion, Kansas Metropolis earned a penalty kick within the 67th minute, however Sheridan gave the group one thing to cheer about as she recorded her eighth NWSL profession penalty kick save and second in back-to-back video games.
The Canadian goalkeeper now leads the NWSL in penalty kick saves.
Circumstances had been sizzling on the sphere with a temperature of 88 levels and uncomfortable humidity firstly of the match.
Stoney gave an evaluation of Sunday’s match: “I’m not typically disenchanted, however I’m in the present day. The style of our efficiency wasn’t adequate.”
“Plenty of issues to repair, numerous issues to overview,” Stoney continued. “We had been technically off in the present day.”
Calling it “a kind of days,” the coach stated she didn’t assume it was a deep rooted drawback. Relatively, the workforce has to enhance ball management and protection.
San Diego (7-4-4) continues its residence stretch Saturday, August 13, internet hosting Orlando Pleasure at USD’s Torero Stadium, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.
Wave closes out three consecutive video games at Torero Stadium on Saturday, August 20, towards the Houston Sprint for Hispanic Heritage Evening offered by Televisa — Channel 12 and benefitting the Chicano Federation.
“The following two video games are large,” Stoney stated as her golf equipment seems to be towards the playoffs.
With solely two matches left at Torero Stadium, San Diego Wave FC seems to be ahead to its residence opener on the new Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday, September 17.
San Diego hopes to interrupt the NWSL attendance file within the 32,000-seat stadium as they tackle Southern California-rival Angel Metropolis FC at 7 p.m. Tickets for Snapdragon Stadium and all of Wave FC’s remaining residence matches at Torero Stadium may be discovered right here.
The Wave is in second place behind the Portland Thorns (6-7-1).