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May 9, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Racing Louisville FC News Release

Racing Louisville FC celebrates a goal
Racing Louisville FC celebrates a goal
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Racing Louisville will make its Amazon Prime Video debut on Friday, hosting the Washington Spirit at 8 p.m. at Lynn Family Stadium for this week’s featured match on Prime Video’s “NWSL Friday Nights.”

Prime Video is available online at amazon.com/primevideo or via the app, which is downloadable on Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku as well as most connected devices. You can listen to the radio broadcast on News Talk 1080 AM or online at talkradio1080.iheart.com, or via the iHeart Radio.

Friday’s match is an important one for Racing, which suffered its first loss of the season this past Sunday after starting the year on a six-match unbeaten run. It’s the only home game in May, breaking up a grueling five-week stretch with four road matches – with four of the opponents in the top five of the league standings.

Racing Louisville (1-1-5, 8 points) currently holds eighth place, the final spot above the league’s new eight-team playoff line. The Louisvillians are unbeaten at home, with a win and two draws this year, including a 5-1 thumping of the Utah Royals the last time Bev Yanez’s team played at Lynn Family Stadium back on April 20. Racing is 8-2-6 over its past 14 matches at home.

To build on that record, Racing will have to do something it hasn’t done since May 21, 2021 – beat the Spirit in Louisville. In last year’s meeting at Lynn Family Stadium, Ashley Hatch scored twice to put Washington ahead at halftime, but Racing roared back for a 2-2 draw with second-half goals from Abby Erceg and Ary Borges.

Racing is 1-2-4 all-time against Washington, with a 1-1-2 record at Lynn Family Stadium.

Washington (5-3-0, 15 points) is also in search of bounce-back performance after a 2-1 loss at Portland this past Saturday. The Spirit lost its season opener before winning four straight games to zoom to second place in the standings. Including Portland, the past three matches have been entertaining affairs, with the other two being a 3-2 loss to Orlando and a 4-2 win at Chicago.

The first meeting this season between Racing and Washington will be the Spirit’s third consecutive road game on a long journey that started with the May 1 game at Chicago.

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