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Summer Activity in New Jersey: Gotham FC’s Upcoming Matches at Red Bull Arena

by Hoboken Girl Team
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This article is sponsored by Gotham FC.

Seeing your favorite athletes take the field is always an exciting experience. Seeing your favorite athletes like Lynn Williams + Kelley O’Hara, who are also locals, is even cooler. Gotham FC, New Jersey and New York’s Professional Women’s Soccer team is kicking off the summer season with two matchups that are bound to be can’t-miss sporting events. The team will be taking on two of its West Coast rivals — LA’s Angel City FC on June 8th and Alex Morgan’s San Diego Wave on June 19th — at Gotham FC’s home stadium, Red Bull Arena, located at 600 Cape May Street in Harrison. Keep reading to learn more about Gotham FC’s upcoming matches + how you can cheer on the reigning NWSL champions this season.

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Gotham FC’s Summer Matches + Fan Fest Celebrations

This June, the star-studded Gotham FC team is set to take on two of the West Coast’s finest teams — Angel City FC and San Diego Wave — in some of the most exciting games of the season.

The reigning 2023 NWSL champions, which includes Olympic athletes, FIFA World Cup Champions, and more will be playing LA’s Angel City on June 8th to kick off Pride Month in the best way possible. Come out to the match early to enjoy the Fan Fest, starting at 10AM, which will be complete with live music, special performances, face painting, local food trucks, and exclusive Pride merchandise, among other things. Then, locals and visitors can watch the action heat up as the Gotham takes on LA at 12:30PM. Plus — the first 5,000 fans in the building will receive a limited edition Gotham FC Pride commemorative pin. There will be nothing but good vibes as the Pride party kicks off on Saturday, June 8th.

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Gotham FC Stadium Daytime

The following week, Gotham FC will be facing off against the San Diego Wave on June 19th at 7PM. And you know it’s going to be a great match when Alex Morgan, Naomi Girma, Jaedyn Shaw, and the San Diego Wave come to town. The Juneteenth event will honor and commemorate African-American freedom, celebrating the empowerment of Black communities on and off the pitch. The match will feature Black-owned food trucks, local Black-owned vendors + shops, and performances by local NYC talent, including a set by Atomic Funk at the Crossbar Stage. Fans can arrive starting at 4:30PM to grab a drink or bite, and get in the gameday spirit.

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Gotham FC Players

Both games are sure to be fun-filled summer soccer competitions. Some of the best athletes in the world will face off in two memorable meetings where community celebrations are front and center as the club celebrates Pride Month and Juneteenth.

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Players to Watch

Gotham’s roster is filled with some of the best athletes in the world, each of whom has local ties to the Northern New Jersey area. The star-studded lineup includes record-breaking scorer Lynn Williams, Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle, Emily Sonnett, and more. Some of Gotham FC’s key players include:

Lynn Williams — brings forth the ultimate story of resilience, after fighting back following a torn hamstring off the bone, Williams came back just in time to play in the World Cup. Williams also recently broke the record and is now the NWSL all-time leading scorer, with 79 career goals. Lynn loves exploring Northern New Jersey food and drink locales, and some of her favorites include Domodomo, Maman, Short Grain, Porta, Razza, Marty’s, Ed + Mary’s, Taqueria Downtown, and Chofi Birria.

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Crystal Dunn — is a 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time Olympian, three-time National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) champion, three-time NWSL Shield Winner, and former league MVP. Dunn is also a native New Yorker and mother of a two-year-old, which makes her even more of a badass.

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^ Crystal Dunn

Kelley O’Hara — is a two-time FIFA World Cup champion (and four-time World Cup participant), Olympic gold medalist, two-time NWSL champion, and Jersey local. O’Hara also recently announced that she will retire after the 2024 season with Gotham FC.

Kelley O'Hara Gotham FC

^ Kelley O’Hara

Gotham FC Fans

Matches are a great outing for the whole family, including children, with face painting, soccer games, and the opportunity to be inspired by these incredible professional athletes. Whether planning a fun day with the family or a night out with friends, grab your group, a drink, and embrace the vibes of the match experience.

Gotham FC Stadium

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Gotham FC plays at Red Bull Arena, which is located at 600 Cape May Street in Harrison, and is easily accessible from the Harrison PATH train station.

Click here to purchase tickets, visit the website for more info.

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