Gotham FC vs Bay FC: How to watch, time, and more of their first matchup

  • Gotham FC will play against Bay FC for the first time
  • Here is how to watch the game and more information
Lynn Williams of Gotham FC
Lynn Williams of Gotham FC / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

NJ/NY Gotham FC is probably still on a high after the 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars.  Lynn Williams broke the NWSL scoring record while Ella Stevens secured three points with her goal.  It was also the first time the team scored more than one goal this season.  Ideally, that match will be a spark that leads to more goals and wins.

The Bats will travel across the country again when they face Bay FC for the first time.  The new team currently sits in 11th place with nine points.  They recently beat San Diego Wave FC, ending a five-game losing streak.  Hence, the California team will also hope their win sparks a winning streak.  Such a combination can lead to a fantastic match.

As mentioned, this will be the first time Gotham FC will play against Bay FC.  This moment is great for the NWSL, for it reminds fans of the growth of the league and game.  It will also be exciting to face a new team.  They have some star power with players like Asisat Oshoala and Deyna Castellanos.  However, with some of the team’s struggles in the inaugural season, the NJ/NY team has a chance to steal three points.

Meanwhile, Williams will be looking to continue her fantastic form.  Shockingly, she was not called up to the USWNT for the June friendlies, despite her form.  Will she utilize that and score again?  This will be something to keep an eye on throughout the match.

How to watch and time of the game between Gotham FC and Bay FC


Friday, May 24


10 PM ET, with an expected kickoff time a little after 10:00 PM ET

How to watch on TV and streaming

Amazon Prime Video

How to watch in person

Supporters would have to fly across the country to San Jose to attend the game at PayPal Park

How to listen

SiriusXM FC aka Channel 157

How to follow

Gotham FC fans can follow the game via Gotham FC’s X account.  In addition, websites like ESPN and the NWSL’s website will have commentary feeds during the fixture.

Final Notes

Gotham FC is unbeaten in their last five games, where they are 3-0-2.  There is still plenty of work to do for the Bats to climb up the table, but at least the recent results are good steps forward.  They need to earn points on the road, and winning against Bay FC would be extremely helpful.