San Diego Wave’s Defeat Against Kansas City Current: Losing NWSL Leadership and Controversial Refereeing

2023-09-19 17:09:19

San Diego Wave suffered a painful defeat on September 16 against Kansas City Currentwell They lost the three points and with it the leadership of the NWSL. A match that pitted the top teams against the bottom team looked like it would be a simple match for the locals.

Those directed by Casey Stoney They conceded two goals and were defeated 2-1. Via Twitter (now X) Alex Morgan showed his dissatisfaction with the refereeing of the match, as he suffered a spectacular sweep by the Danish defense, Stine Ballisager, inside the rival area. The action was not sanctioned despite complaints from the San Diego soccer players.

In what world is this not a penalty and a red card, or at least a foul? Completely reckless and the attacking leg doesn’t even get the ball when I cut it. I’m glad I saw it coming and not having leaned on that leg, or I wouldn’t be walking at 100%“, she published on her account along with the video. The American forward is suffering the consequences of such an action, since he left the field of play limping.

Goal drought

Alex Morgan has not been able to score a goal in 13 games of league. Last season it was like scoring champion with 16 goals in 19 games. In total, he has five goals in the 2023 edition. The last time he scored was on May 20 against Houston Dash.

The fight for the NWSL championship is very close, and There are only three days left. San Diego Wave plays the title against Portland Thorns next Sunday, October 1. Oregon’s team is first in the table after the defeat of the Californian team. After the duel, they would still have to secure the points against North Carolina Couragewho come from winning the Challenge Cupand close against Racing Louisville.

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