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NWSL Showdown: Washington Spirit v. NJ/NY Gotham FC Sat. Sept. 16,2023

Sep 15, 2023
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On Saturday, September 16, 2023, soccer fans will be treated to a thrilling match between the Washington Spirit and the NJ/NY Gotham FC soccer clubs. The game is set to take place at the Red Bulls Arena in Harrison, NJ, promising an evening of intense competition and unparalleled skill on the field. The game has a start time of 7:30 p.m.  Arrive earlier for pre-game fan activities. The game is the Gotham FC's Childhood Cancer Awareness Night to raise awareness of children's cancers.  More details below.

Stadium Insights

Washington Spirit's Home Ground: The Washington Spirit plays its home games at Audi Field, a soccer-specific stadium located in Buzzard Point, Washington, D.C. The stadium boasts a seating capacity of 20,000, ensuring ample space for fans to witness the action live. It is also the Home Stadium of the DC United Soccer team of the Major League Soccer league.

Red Bulls Arena: Located in Harrison, New Jersey, the Red Bulls Arena is a state-of-the-art facility and serves as the home ground for the NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League and the New York Red Bulls of the Major League Soccer. It has a seating capacity of 25,000, making it the sixth-largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States.

Team Standings

As of September 14, 2023, both teams have shown remarkable performance in the National Women's Soccer League. The Washington Spirit currently is ranked #6 in the league standings with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses, and 8 draws, while the NJ/NY Gotham FC currently is ranked #5 in the league standings with 7 wins, 5 losses, and 6 draws. Fans are eagerly awaiting this match, as it could significantly influence the league standings.

Gotham Fc's Childhood Cancer Awareness Night

This game is Gotham FC's Childhood Cancer Awareness Night, the team will recognize nurses and young cancer patients from Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at Joseph M. Sanzari and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospitals. These honorees will be involved in the pregame events, including the coin toss and torch lighting ceremonies. Furthermore, select Red Bull Arena concession stands will offer a "round-up" option to support Tackle Kids Cancer. Since its establishment in 2015, Tackle Kids Cancer has garnered over $25 million for research, treatment, and patient care initiatives.

Traffic Bulletin

For those planning to attend the game, it's essential to note that the Harrison Police Department has not released a Traffic Bulletin as of the publication date of this article. Attendees are advised to plan their routes and travel times accordingly to ensure a smooth journey to the stadium.

This upcoming match is more than just a game; it's a testament to the skill, dedication, and passion of women's soccer in the United States. Whether you're a die-hard fan or new to the sport, this is one match you won't want to miss.

You can purchase tickets through this Ticketmaster link.

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