Match Preview: Bay FC vs. Utah Royals FC | June 16, 2024  

Bay FC (4W-8L-0T; 12 pts) returns to PayPal Park to host Utah Royals FC (1W-10L-1T; 4 pts) at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 16.  The match marks the first-ever meeting between the two 2024 NWSL expansion teams.  

In stadium, Bay FC is celebrating Pride Night and Father’s Day with special experiences on Sunday, including tailgates, a National Anthem performance by members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and more. Tickets are available here.

Utah has had a slow start to the season thus far, tallying a league-low six goals and dropping 10 of their first 12 matches. Rookie Ally Sentnor, the first pick in the 2024 NWSL draft, has contributed to four of those goals, scoring two and notching two assists.  

Sentnor will be a familiar name to the Bay FC defense, as she played soccer at the University of North Carolina with Bay’s Savy King, the number two overall pick in the draft. Sentnor and King both recently played together on the USWNT U-20 team over the international break, but this will be their first meeting on opposite sides of the pitch as professionals.  

After two wins in the last three matches, Bay FC will be hoping to continue a strong run of form when going up against Utah. The team has utilized a variety of offensive contributors this season. Ten different players have scored for Bay FC after Kiki Pickett found the net for her first-ever NWSL goal against Chicago.  

Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area (local); CBS Sports Network (national); NWSL+ (international); Optus (Australia); GOAT TV (Brazil)  

Live scores: Download the Bay FC app on the App Store or Google Play for live scores and stats as well as Bay FC goal push notifications. A live match feed is also available on NWSLSoccer.com

Lineups:  Lineups will be available shortly before kickoff below and in the Bay FC app.

Next Home Match: Bay FC hosts Angel City FC in a rematch of Bay FC’s first-ever NWSL match (and victory!) on Saturday, June 22 at PayPal Park. The club will celebrate and honor Juneteenth. Tickets are available now.  

Last Match: Bay FC earned a win on the road against Chicago Red Stars at Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 8. Watch the highlights!  

Jerseys: Bay FC will wear their white home jerseys against Utah. Click here to shop jerseys. 

Items of the Match: Shop the newest items in the Bay FC Pride collection. A portion of net profits will go to support LYRIC, a local center for LGBTQIA+youth.