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Utah Royals FC Begins 3-Match Road Trip in San Diego

May 7, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
Utah Royals FC News Release


HERRIMAN, Utah - Utah Royals FC (1-5-1, 4 pts, 14th NWSL) face San Diego Wave FC (2-3-1, 7 pts, 10th NWSL) this Wednesday at Snapdragon Stadium at 8:00 p.m. MT.

The Royals hit the road for the first of a three-match road stint where they will face San Diego Wave FC, Chicago Red Stars, and North Carolina Courage, respectively. Last Friday, they played host to Angel City FC, who were making their first ever trip to Utah. The match ended in a 2-1 loss for the home side, despite the Royals generating more shots (13-5) and more shots on goal (8-4).

Dutch midfielder Dana Foederer found the back of the net for the Royals, receiving a pass from rookie starlet Ally Sentnor, but the goal was ultimately not enough to earn any points. Foederer's goal marked the first time a Dutch player has scored in the NWSL since 2016 (Manon Mellis, Seattle Reign FC). Sentnor now has four goal contributions as a pro, just seven matches into her maiden NWSL season.

Utah conceded just five shots against ACFC, the lowest mark so far this season, so despite the struggles on the offensive side, the defense is starting to come together into a cohesive unit.

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WATCH LIVE on KMYU with John Paul Chunga & Brian Dunseth :: Utah Royals FC vs. San Diego Wave FC | Snapdragon Stadium| 7:00 p.m. MT | KMYU (2.2 over air / 12 satellite / 643 Comcast HD)

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LISTEN via KSL Sports Radio (102.7 FM / 1160 AM) starting at 7:00 p.m. MT

San Diego Wave suffered a defeat in Seattle on matchday six, falling 2-1 despite scoring first and the Reign receiving a red card in the 9th minute of play. The Wave also received a red card and will be without center-back Kristen McNabb for the matchup against Utah Royals FC. Currently in eighth place, San Diego is nearly even in goal differential, scoring five but conceding six.

Following Wednesday's match at San Diego, Utah Royals FC continues their road trip at Chicago (May 12) and then North Carolina Courage (May 17). The Royals will return to America First Field on May 25 to take on Kansas City Current at 8:00 p.m. MT (tickets are available at https://www.rsl.com/utahroyals/tickets/single).


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