Angel City FC will put their unbeaten run to the test on Sunday, when they take on Gotham FC Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.
ACFC are coming off a gritty 1-1 draw against the Kansas City Current last weekend. After Cari Roccaro opened the scoring to continue her recent scoring run, a late penalty conceded was converted in memorable fashion by Lo LaBonta and the teams split the points. The Angels dropping a late goal is something they’ve made a bad habit of, but they have been finding ways to get results, even if more and more players go down on a weekly basis.
The picture is not so rosy coming in for Gotham, who are on a six-game losing streak that has seen their coach get fired and pretty clear indications this season’s rebuild project was a failure. Having said that, they have not been getting blown out as much lately, including their last game, a 2-1 loss at home to the Orlando Pride, and they have beaten Angel City this season, 1-0 at The Banc with the goal from Ify Onumonu.
So this is a good opportunity for Angel City to get a win and maybe even vault back up above the playoff line, but they need to take their opponent seriously and still play well for 90 minutes. This could be a season-defining game in Freya Coombe’s return to New Jersey, and hopefully her side pulls off the victory in this game.
- Sarah Gorden (knee) — OUT
- Christen Press (ACL) — OUT
- M.A. Vignola (hip) — OUT
- Vanessa Gilles (hip) — OUT
- Sydney Leroux (ankle) — OUT
- Jasmyne Spencer (COVID protocol) — OUT
- Hope Breslin (shoulder) — OUT
- Allie Long (maternity leave) — OUT
- Ashlyn Harris (excused absence) — OUT
- Domi Richardson (knee — SEI) — OUT
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between Angel City FC and Gotham FC will be streamed on Paramount+ in the United States and streamed on Twitch in the rest of the world. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 2 pm PT with kickoff to come minutes later.