The time is now for Angel City FC. While this league is incredibly chaotic on the best of days, and anything can and will happen, ACFC have begun to enter must-win territory. The team currently sit bottom of the table, but just seven points off the final playoff spot currently held by San Diego Wave FC. Tonight, the team host first-placed side North Carolina Courage, but with players departing for the upcoming World Cup, these teams will look a lot different for a while, opening the door up for an Angel City side still capable of stringing together wins.
¡Hoy juega ACFC!
🎉 12:30 – 4:30 PM Street Fair
⚽️ 5:00 PM Kickoff
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— Angel City FC (@weareangelcity) July 9, 2023
With just eight matches left, the playoff push is here and for bottom-sitting Angel City FC, it’s time to win if they want in on the postseason. Eight matches, a possible 24 points up for grabs, and only seven behind for the last spot in the playoffs. Chances of ACFC collecting all 24 points is slim, but 16 points will give them a total of 30, which as it stands, would almost definitely see them reach the playoffs in just their second year as a club. First though, the task at hand, trying to upset the league leaders, North Carolina Courage.
Angel City FC: OUT- Simone Charley (SEI – achilles), Merritt Mathias (knee), Christen Press (SEI – knee), M.A. Vignola (ankle) QUEST.- Claire Emslie (thigh) INTL Duty- Julie Ertz (USA), Ali Riley (NZL), Alyssa Thompson (USA)
North Carlolina Courage: OUT- Emily Gray (SEI – knee), Clara Robbins (lower leg), Meredith Speck (knee), Haleigh Stackpole (leg) QUEST.- Estelle Johnson (lower leg) INTL Duty- Emily Fox (USA), Mille Gejl (DEN), Rikke Madsen (DEN), Casey Murphy (USA), Kerolin Nicoli (BRA), Denise O’Sullivan (IRE)
How To Watch
Kickoff for this match is set for a 5:00pm PT kickoff, from BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The match will be streamed live with the broadcast for US residents over at Paramount+ , while International residents can catch the action on the official site, NWSLSoccer.com. There will also be a local (SoCal) broadcast over on Bally Sports West. The match will also be broadcast over the Radio (ENG) via iHeart.