April 19, 2024
Wave gamers rejoice objective by Sofia Jakobsson (arm raised) early in match at Snapdragon Stadium. Photograph by Chris Stone

Issues regarded sunny at Snapdragon Stadium when Sofia Jakobsson scored for the San Diego Wave within the seventeenth minute Saturday night time in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Present.

However Kansas Metropolis objectives within the forty fourth and 71st minutes (the final on a penalty kick) produced solely gloom as rain fell within the final quarter-hour of San Diego’s dwelling opener.

Earlier than an introduced crowd of 32,066 — the most important season-opening viewers in Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League historical past — the Wave dominated time of possession in a match that lasted 11 minutes longer than the regulation 90 minutes.

That made only for extra witnesses to Present objectives by Izzy Rodriguez and Lo’eau LaBonta.

Kansas Metropolis — now coached by Vlatko Andonovski, the previous U.S. nationwide staff coach — noticed its report enhance to 2-0.

San Diego — which received the 2023 regular-season title — subsequent performs the Seattle Reign at 7 p.m. March 29 — additionally in Mission Valley.

This story shall be up to date with match particulars and pictures.