Angel City Football Club returns home for important back-to-back matches

The recently concluded three-game road trip did not go as planned for Angel City Football Club.

In games against the Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage and San Diego Wave FC, Angel City managed just one of nine potential points. On the surface, that would seem to severely hurt the goal of making the playoffs.

However, this is the 12-team NWSL and you’re never really out of it until you’re really out of it.

Angel City, ranked seventh (7-7-5, 26 points), is in the last three games of the regular season. Fortunately for the expansion team, the next two are at home, where the club will look to the home crowd for a little extra motivation.

The consecutive streak begins Wednesday night against 10th-place Washington Spirit (3-6-10, 19 points) and then ends Sunday against 11th-place Racing Louisville FC (3-8-8, 17 points).

“I’m excited for everything to come,” Angel City coach Freya Coombe said after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to San Diego. “I felt like we played well against North Carolina, we played unbelievably well tonight (Saturday against San Diego) despite being fatigued. As far as I’m concerned, keep up the games, because if we can build on this momentum, I think we can finish the season in a strong position, and that will take us to the playoffs.”

Angel City won their previous meetings against Spirit (1-0, May 15) and Racing Louisville FC (3-2, June 11), both on the road.

Angel City’s challenge throughout the season has been to score goals. The club has only 20 to 19 games. It also hasn’t helped that forward Christen Press (knee) and Sydney Leroux (ankle) are both injured.

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