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Gotham FC v Washington Spirit Kids Day & Eli at RBA Sun. Jun. 23, 2024

Jun 22, 2024

The stage is set for an exciting clash between NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Washington Spirit on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., an earlier start than the usual 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. matches for Gotham FC, promising an afternoon filled with thrilling soccer and family-friendly activities.

Gotham FC is enjoying a remarkable season, currently ranked 4th in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with a record of 8 wins, 2 losses, and 3 ties. The team is on a hot streak, unbeaten in nine matches, and has won five straight, boasting a 7-0-2 record during this run. Their latest victory came on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, with a 2-1 triumph over San Diego Wave FC. Midfielder Rose Lavelle and rookie defender Maycee Bell were the stars, with Lavelle scoring a stunning goal in stoppage time of the first half and Bell securing the win with her first NWSL goal. 

Washington Spirit's Strong Form 

The Washington Spirit, ranked 3rd in the NWSL with 9 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, also come into this match in excellent form. They have not lost in their last five games and have won four straight. Their last encounter with Gotham FC saw them emerge victorious at home at Audi Field, located in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2024. Audi Field, with a capacity of 20,000 fans, will be watching closely as the Spirit aim to repeat their success. 

Kids Day Festivities 

Sunday's game is not just about soccer; it's also Kids Day at Red Bull Arena, promising "Fun For The Whole Family." From 12-1 p.m., fans can meet Gotham FC owner and two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning near the Crossbar Stage. Food enthusiasts can savor treats from Shore Good Eats and Paradise Food Trucks on Pete Higgins Blvd. The Brooklyn United Marching Band will be performing at Fan Fest and on the field ahead of the match, while the Atomic Funk Project will entertain at the Crossbar Stage. Additionally, there will be a Bead Bar by Live Rainbowfully, a Balloon Artist, and Face Painting to keep the young fans engaged and entertained. 

Traffic and Parking Advisory 

With the New York Red Bulls playing on Saturday, June 22, 2024, and Gotham FC's match the following day, it’s a busy soccer weekend at Red Bull Arena. The Harrison Police Department is expected to issue a Traffic and Parking Bulletin to manage the increased flow of fans. Although traffic for Gotham FC games is usually manageable, fans are advised to arrive early to enjoy the pre-game activities and avoid any potential delays. 

The Anticipation Builds 

As Gotham FC aims to extend their unbeaten streak and Washington Spirit looks to continue their winning ways, fans are in for an electrifying match. Both teams are in top form, setting the stage for a memorable encounter. Whether you're a die-hard soccer fan or looking for a fun family outing, Red Bull Arena is the place to be this Sunday. 

This Kids Day Match combines the excitement of top-tier women's soccer with a range of activities ensuring a memorable day for all attendees. Be sure to arrive early, soak in the festive atmosphere, and cheer on your favorite team in this highly anticipated showdown. 

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