The 2023 NWSL Championship is just around the corner, with Gotham FC and OL Reign facing off for the title.
No matter which team wins, the league will see a first-time champion. Gotham had not won a playoff game until this season, while the Reign claimed their first postseason win since 2015.
Gotham squeaked into the playoffs with the sixth and final berth, but they upset the No. 3 North Carolina Courage and then the No. 2 Portland Thorns. The No. 5 Reign bested No. 4 Angel City FC in the quarterfinals, then upset the No. 1 San Diego Wave in the semifinals.
The NWSL Championship is set for 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 11, at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium.
Six teams will compete in the 2023 NWSL playoffs, with the top two seeds receiving byes to the semifinal round.
Six teams did not make the cut for the postseason.