NWSL breaks record for average attendance on opening weekend

NWSL broke its record for average attendance on the opening weekend of its regular season for the second year in a row.

This time by a lot.

The six games averaged 15,002 fans, up from an average of 10,150 fans in 2022.

They included 30,854 fans at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium -- a record NWSL crowd for a home opener -- for the Wave's 3-2 win over Chicago on Alex Morgan's penalty kick in the 89th minute.

For the second year in a row, Angel City FC drew a sellout of 22,000 fans for its home opener. Alyssa Thompson scored a sensational goal in her hometown debut, but Gotham FC rallied for a 2-1 win.

The Washington Spirit drew 11,281 fans at Audi Field -- a club record for its home opener -- for a 1-0 win over OL Reign on Trinity Rodman's goal.

Saturday, March 25
San Diego 3 Chicago 2. (Goals: Ali 22, Shaw 32, Morgan 89 pen.; Nagasato 18, Swanson 45+4 pen. Att.: 30,854.)
NC Courage 1 KC Current 0. (Goal: Gejl 23. Att.: 4,948.)

Sunday, March 26
Washington 1 OL Reign 0. (Goal: Rodman 54. Att.: 11,281.)
Portland 4 Orlando 0. (Goals: Weaver 15, Smith 22, Sinclair 49, Vasconcelos 76. Att.: 15,204.)
Houston 0 Racing Louisville 0. (Att.: 5,722.)
Angel City FC 1 Gotham FC 2. (Goals: Thompson 11; Purce 55 pen., Williams 64. Att.: 22,000.)

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