San Diego Wave breaks NWSL attendance record with game against Angel City FC

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The San Diego Wave are poised to break the National Women’s Soccer League attendance record next month.

The Wave sold more than 27,000 tickets for their Sept. 17 game against Angel City FC in San Diego, forward Alex Morgan announced on Twitter Tuesday night.

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This breaks the previous record for a standalone NWSL game, set in 2019 when 25,218 fans watched a game between the Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage.

“I think it’s a testament to women’s soccer in the United States and the NWSL, the San Diego Wave and what we’re building here,” Morgan said.

“Seeing that number today, now and just knowing we’re going to get a sell-out is just an incredible feeling because this club has set their sights on breaking attendance in a single game in league history. They have done that now, but now the goals don’t stop for this club and I’m just very proud to be a part of it.”

The match will be played at Snapdragon Stadium, which opens next month on the San Diego State University campus. The Wave will now shoot for a sell out that would hit about 35,000 people.

The Wave and Angel City FC both joined the NWSL this season, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 12. The Wave are currently second in the league at 8-4-5 and tied on points with the Thorns and the Houston Dash.

Morgan has also scored 12 league goals so far this season.

“Honestly it’s really hard to exceed my expectations but this club and this team [have] done and I’m very happy to be a part of it,” said Morgan.

“I also just feel very comfortable, have settled in personally at home and I think that has contributed to my success on the pitch. So I think overall it was just a dream start for the club. But now we can maintain that and secure a place in the playoffs and ensure that we continue this upward trend?”

Alex Morgan and the San Diego Wave will break the NWSL’s singles game attendance record next month. (Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images)



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