Week 3 Preview: NWSL Pitch Notes

National Women's Soccer League

March 29, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) News Release

Below is a selection of moments to watch for and notes to know entering Week 3 of NWSL regular season action. Week 3 match coverage begins Friday, March 29 as the Orlando Pride host the Chicago Red Stars at Inter&Co Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET on NWSL+.



Viewers tuning in to the NWSL this season can catch more than 120 matches across CBS, ESPN, ION and Prime Video. The remaining matches will be available for free on NWSL+, the league’s first-ever domestic direct-to-consumer streaming platform.


This weekend’s slate of games features two rematches from the 2023 NWSL Playoffs. San Diego Wave FC hosts Seattle Reign FC at Snapdragon Stadium on Friday night in a rematch of last year’s semifinal. San Diego won the NWSL Shield last season but fell to Seattle (formerly known as OL Reign) in the playoffs behind a game-winning goal from forward Veronica Latsko, who extended her contract with Seattle through 2025 this offseason.

The North Carolina Courage host the defending Champion NJ/NY Gotham FC on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. The two clubs matched up in last year’s quarterfinals, with Gotham FC upsetting the higher-seeded Courage behind goals from midfielders Delanie Sheehan and Yazmeen Ryan, who both signed new contracts with the club during the offseason.


Bay FC will welcome fans to PayPal Park for the first time on Saturday night, as the expansion side hosts the Houston Dash in its first home match. The club expects a sellout crowd in its first game at PayPal Park, reporting 18,000 tickets sold.

A historic moment for Bay FC will also be a reunion for Joelle Anderson and Caprice Dydasco, who both joined the club this offseason after two seasons in Houston. Anderson made 26 regular season appearances across two seasons with Houston, scoring two goals in 15 starts, while Dydasco led the NWSL in tackles won (45) and interceptions (45), while leading the Dash in passing (871) last season.


The Kansas City Current and Angel City FC match up on Saturday at CPKC Stadium. The two clubs have a combined six teenagers on their rosters, including Alex Pfeiffer, the NWSL’s youngest goal scorer in regular season history. Pfeiffer’s Current teammate, 18-year-old midfielder Claire Hutton, has played every minute for Kansas City this season, recording 65 successful passes, 13 possessions won and seven tackles won across her…

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