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Press Release

Bay FC goalkeeper Melissa Lowder to miss 2024 season with knee injury

San Francisco, Calif. (March 11, 2024) – Bay FC, the Bay Area’s new women’s professional soccer franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), today announced that goalkeeper Melissa Lowder will miss the remainder of the 2024 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. Lowder will have surgery in the coming weeks to repair the injury and will conduct her rehabilitation with Bay FC sports medicine staff.

About Bay Football Club 

Bay Football Club (Bay FC) is the new women’s professional soccer franchise representing the Bay Area and the 14th team to join the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Bay FC was established in April 2023 and co-founded by USWNT legends Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton, and Aly Wagner in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street and an investor group of leading tech, business and sports executives. Sixth Street’s investment is the largest institutional investment to date in a women’s professional sports franchise. Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it. Beginning play in the 2024 season, we are building a squad that will play the beautiful game with power, passion, energy, and creativity. Ticket deposits are now open for Bay FC at https://bayfc.com and fans can follow Bay FC’s social channels (@wearebayfc) for the latest news, merchandise, and events.