Oshoala scores Bay FC’s first goal in win over Angel City

Asisat Oshoala scored the first goal in Bay FC history as the National Women’s Soccer League expansion team opened the season with a 1-0 win over Angel City on Sunday<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

In the 17th minute, Bay FC’s Tess Boade picked off a pass up the field and found Oshoala in the box. Oshoala scored into the upper right corner with her first touch.

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“My career has always been about making history, and I am very happy to be a part of the history at this club,” Oshoala said of the goal.Bay acquired Oshoala from Barcelona in the off-season.

The Nigerian forward has been named African Player of the Year six times and was the first African nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2022. She is also the first Nigerian to score in three Women’s World Cups.

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Angel City responded well in front of a sellout home crowd at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, but was continuously spoiled by Bay FC goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx, who made eight saves to earn the shutout in her NWSL debut.

The one shot that got passed Proulx was cleared off the line by defender Caprice Dydasco in the 91st minute. In the earlier game on Sunday, Bethany Balcer’s goal in the third minute was all the Seattle Reign needed for a 1-0 win at home against the Washington Spirit<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

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