Angel City faces Bay FC in crucial NWSL match

Both teams are looking for a win to improve their positions in the table and keep their playoff hopes alive
Bay FC v Angel City FC
Bay FC v Angel City FC / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

Angel City travels to San Jose to face their Northern California rival, Bay FC, in a crucial match at PayPal Park. Angel City comes off a 3-2 home victory against Racing Louisville, where three different players scored, showing significant improvement in their offensive play.

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In contrast, Bay FC is looking to bounce back after a loss to Utah Royals FC. With a record of 4-9-0 and only 12 points, the San Jose team urgently needs a win to improve their position in the standings.
In the last meeting between the two teams on March 17, Bay FC defeated Angel City 1-0 with a historic goal from Asisat Oshoala. Since then, Angel City has shown good form on the road, losing only three of their last 13 matches.

Angel City relies on the offensive skills of Claire Emslie and Sydney Leroux. Leroux, who scored the winning goal in the last match against Racing Louisville, enters this weekend's match tied with Debinha for 9th place on the NWSL all-time scorers list.

For Bay FC, the offensive duo of Asisat Oshoala and Racheal Kundananji will be crucial. Both have consistently pressured opposing defenses, combining for 37 shots this season. The support of the crowd at PayPal Park will also be critical for Bay FC, which seeks to use the energy to outplay Angel City.

The rivalry between Bay Area and Los Angeles teams always adds an extra level of intensity to the games, and this match will be no different. Bay FC will use this energy to try to take down Angel City and climb the NWSL standings. With both teams needing a win, the matchup between Angel City and Bay FC could significantly impact both teams' ambitions as they contend for the final playoff spots this season.