San Diego Wave boss Casey Stoney expressed her disappointment after her team experienced an unexpected defeat in the NWSL playoffs against OL Reign.
Despite finishing at the top of the league table at the end of the regular season, the highly-touted San Diego Wave were anticipated to make a deep run. However, on Monday, they were unexpectedly eliminated from the competition following a 1-0 loss to OL Reign.
Manager Casey Stone was left disappointed after her team’s exit as he wrote on Twitter, “Not the way we wanted it to end but still so much for these players, this club & our incredible fans to be proud of. League champions, record crowds & a second playoff semi-final in a row, two years into our existence. Still, I know it’s not enough.”
Not the way we wanted it to end but still so much for these players, this club & our incredible fans to be proud of. League champions, record crowds & a second play off semi final in a row, 2 years into our existence. Still I know it’s not enough pic.twitter.com/uoOHOc8XT1— Casey Stoney MBE 💙 (@CaseyStoney) November 7, 2023
Although players such as Alex Morgan and Jaedyn Shaw are no longer in the playoffs, USWNT legend Megan Rapinoe will have the chance to participate in the final match of her distinguished professional career in the NWSL final against Gotham FC.
The grand finale between OL Reign and Gotham FC is scheduled to take place on November 11 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.