Gotham FC vs Washington Spirit: How to watch, time, and more as Bats seek more wins

  • Gotham FC looks to extend the winning streak
  • They will welcome the Washington Spirt, who got the better of them early on this season
  • Here is how to watch, the time, and more information about the match
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The good times will not stop for NJ/NY Gotham FC.  They recently beat San Diego Wave FC for the first time, which extended their winning streak to five matches and unbeaten streak to nine.  The ladies have yet to score more than two goals, but their defense is why they can win by scoring two.  It is also how they are winning, for they never settle for a draw.

In the San Diego game, it was tied in stoppage time of the second half.  Gotham FC continued to attack, for they knew what was at stake.  In the eighth minute of the ten allotted for added time, Maycee Bell scored to earn the Bats all three points.  They are known to constantly fight for the win, even when the result ends in a draw.  That is what makes this team so special.

Nevertheless, Gotham has a huge challenge ahead of them when they welcome the Washington Spirit this weekend.  When they last played, the Bats suffered their worst loss of the season, for they did not play well.  The 2-0 loss was the last time the team earned zero points, for the unbeaten streak began right after.  Still, the Spirit has continued to play well.  The home team must find a way to stop players like Trinity Rodman and the rookie Croix Bethune, who has taken the NWSL by storm.

Also, one cannot forget the forever-long injury list for the Bats.  Will any of the attackers be ready to go for this weekend?  Will anyone else be added to the list?  Gotham FC has the talent where they win without some of their best scorers.  It is also expected they will play better this time against Washington, for the team's chemistry grows every game.  Moreover, everyone is on the same page with what Juan Carlos Amorós wants tactically.

How to watch and time of Gotham FC’s fixture against the Washington Spirit


Sunday, June 23


1:30 PM ET, with an expected kickoff time a little after 1:30 PM ET

Update as of 7:00 PM on 6/22: The new kickoff time is at 6:00 PM ET.

How to watch on TV and streaming

ESPN and ESPN Deportes on TV and ESPN+ for streaming

Update as of 7:00 PM on 6/22: ESPN2 due to the new time

How to watch in person

Fans can go to the game at Red Bull Arena

How to listen

SiriusXM FC on 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

Bruninha always gives her all when she is on the pitch.  However, it would be a great challenge and possible confidence boost for Bell to start since she scored her first goal midweek.  If things are not going well on the right side, then the head coach can always make the switch at halftime.