This Friday, March 31, the San Diego Wave officially announced a local broadcast partnership with Fox 5 for select games in the 2023 NWSL season.
A total of six games will be broadcast on the local San Diego Fox station this season, including the game against North Carolina Courage this Saturday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. PST.
The other five games that will be broadcast on Fox 5 are against Angel City FC April 23, vs. Portland Thorns FC My 26, at Racing Louisville June 9, vs. Washington Spirit July 8, and at Orlando Pride Aug.25. The Wave already broke an NWSL attendance record in their season-opener against the Chicago Red Stars as the league and team grow massively in exposure.
This is a huge step in the right direction, as at least six Wave games this season will be very easily accessible to anyone that owns a television. All of this will lead up for the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup, where the NWSL and women’s soccer will gain many more fans.
The San Diego Wave is, of course, one of the most popular teams in the NWSL, with superstar Alex Morgan, who has a global fanbase. There are also at least six players on the Wave who are expected to play in the 2023 World Cup in Alex Morgan, Naomi Girma, Emily van Egmond, Kailen Sheridan Taylor Kornieck, and Sofia Jakobsson.
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— San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc) March 31, 2023
The great popularity and joy that Alex Morgan and the Wave bring to very young fans is reflected in every home match at Snapdragon Stadium. Fans of all ages (but especially kids) are seen seeking a high-five, a selfie, or an autograph from one of the San Diego Wave players before and after the match.
The San Diego Wave started its campaign with a 3-2 win against the Chicago Red Stars at Snapdragon Stadium and will now continue the season at home against North Carolina Courage.
30,854 fans filled the Snapdragon against Chicago, and it will be interesting to see how the encore will look on Saturday night. However, the game will also be available to watch on Fox 5 San Diego, as mentioned before.
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