San Diego Wave FC announces 2023 preseason roster, schedule

After a historic inaugural season, many powerhouse players are back to kick it in SD. ⚽

San Diego Wave FC Alex Morgan Abby Dahlkemper

The Wave FC roster for 2023 has many MVPs.

Alex Morgan. Abby Dahlkemper. Naomi Girma. Kailen Sheridan. 💫

Those are some of the soccer superstars returning to the San Diego Wave FC’s roster this year.

After a historic inaugural season led by World Cup champion Morgan, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) expansion team has mapped its game plan for the upcoming season.

The team had their first training session this week and the preseason roster includes these powerhouse players — plus three recent draft picks:

  • Goalkeepers: Kailen Sheridan, Lauren Brzykcy
  • Forwards: Amirah Ali, Makenzy Doniak, Sofia Jakobsson, Alex Morgan, Jaedyn Shaw, Rachel Hill, Melanie Barcenas
  • Midfielders: Belle Briede, Taylor Kornieck, Kristen McNabb, Kelsey Turnbow, Emily Van Egmond, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Danielle Colaprico, Sierra Enge, Giovanna DeMarco, Maise Whitsett
  • Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper, Mia Gyau, Naomi Girma, Madison Pogarch, Kaleigh Riehl, Christen Westphal, Trinity Watson

The team also officially announced its 2023 schedule, which will feature 28 matches14 home games at Snapdragon Stadium (let’s break records again, shall we?), and 14 on the road. Season tickets are now available and single-game tickets are coming soon.

The Wave’s opening match this season is on Saturday, March 25, at Snapdragon Stadium against the Chicago Red Stars.

Did you know? Wave FC was the first-ever expansion team to make playoffs before advancing to the NWSL semi-final. Talk about squad goals. 🥅

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