NJ/NY Gotham FC eyeing unbeaten streak as they face San Diego Wave

Gotham is on a great run, coming off four straight wins
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NJ/NY Gotham FC returns to Red Bull Arena for a crucial matchup against San Diego Wave this Wednesday. Following a 2-0 victory over Racing Louisville FC last weekend, Gotham extended their impressive winning streak to four consecutive games, remaining unbeaten for eight matches this season.

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During the previous encounter, midfielder Yazmeen Ryan scored her first goal in the 2024 campaign, while forward Ella Stevens contributed her fifth goal of the season, highlighting her as the team's leading scorer. Additionally, goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger continues to lead defensively with four clean sheets in seven games.

Meanwhile, San Diego Wave comes to Red Bull Arena after a 1-1 draw against Washington Spirit, with Jaeden Shaw scoring the goal for the visitors. San Diego Wave is currently in ninth place in the standings with 14 points (3-4-5), aiming for a victory to climb up the ranks. Gotham FC is well-positioned, sitting fourth in the NWSL with an efficient attack and balanced defense.

This will be the final meeting between Gotham and San Diego in the 2024 regular season. In their previous encounter in San Diego in May, the match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Ella Stevens scoring the goal for Gotham.

The match also marks a historic moment for the current NWSL champions, Gotham FC. The team aims to maintain their best winning streak since 2015. Stevens, in particular, has been instrumental in the team's recent rise, scoring five goals in the last five games, including a spectacular goal against Racing Louisville.