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Road Trip to Watch Women’s Soccer

By Stuart Hughes

Having won both the Women’s Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games a record number of times, the US Women’s National Team has created an enormous surge in the popularity of watching US women’s soccer. To celebrate this, we’ve created a guide showcasing where to go and see the best women soccer players across the United States this season 

From the most successful team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) to the next generation of teams with celebrity team owners including Serena Williams, Natalie Portman, and Naomi Osaka. You can get the whole family involved or take a trip away with your friends to watch your heroes compete for this year’s title. 

Angel City Football Club Los Angeles, California 

We start our tour of the best places to watch US women’s soccer at one of the NWSL league’s newest teams. Based in Los Angeles and co-owned by women’s soccer icon Mia Hamm, as well as Natalie Portman and Serena Williams, Angel City Football Club was founded in 2020. 

Playing in their home games at their impressive stadium in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, you too can become a member of the Angel City Brigade fanbase cheering them on. You and your family can make a day of it by heading for a hotdog from Dirt Dog Restaurant before watching the game with your jersey and flag held high. 

Make it a trip the whole family will never forget by booking your stay for the game at the Best Western Plus LA Mid-Town Hotel in Los Angeles, California. 

New Jersey/ New York Gotham Football Club Harrison, New Jersey 

Home to the current NWSL champions, we next find ourselves in New Jersey to watch the NJ/ NY Gotham Football Club players put on their soccer cleats to defend their title. Formerly known as the Jersey Sky Blues, New Jersey/ New York Gotham FC are also known as the ‘The Goths’ and ‘The Bats’. 


Whether you’re coming to watch the US women’s soccer champions with friends or encouraging the kids to get involved in the ladies’ game, a trip to the Harrison district of New Jersey is a great day out. Here, you can enjoy the unique NJ/ NY Gotham game atmosphere and then afterward head to La Pizza Restaurant for a traditional post-game Italian feast 

Enhance your trip to watch the match when you stay at the Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel in North Bergen, New Jersey. 

Chicago Red Stars Football Club – Bridgeview, Illinois 

Next on our featured shortlist of top US women’s soccer teams to watch, we head to Chicago and the Chicago Red Stars, founding members of the Women’s Professional Soccer League and now one of the oldest teams in the league. With solid backing from majority owner Laura Ricketts (co-owner of the Chicago Cubs), she’s leading the charge for success in the ‘Windy City.’ 

Playing their home games in the village of Bridgeview, Illinois, in the Chicago suburbs, you can mix with other Red Stars fans before and after the game. Tailgate outside the stadium before the game, then proceed to the Branding Iron Bar and Grill for their delicious smoked beef brisket and hamburgers afterward.  

After enjoying the game, relax in complete comfort when you book your stay at the Best Western Plus Chicagoland – Countryside in Countryside, Illinois.

Portland Thorns Football Club – Portland, Oregon 

We journey to Portland, Oregon, next on our tour of professional US women’s soccer teams and the most successful franchise in the ladies’ game. Having won the NWSL Championship an unprecedented three times, the Portland Thorns Football Club’s name and logo are reflective of the Portland’s nickname of ‘Rose City.’ 

Playing their home games in downtown Portland, the Portland Thorns enjoy a fantastic fan base and a great environment to watch women’s soccer. Kickstart the afternoon of sport by enjoying a delicious spicy Mexican meal at Oregon’s own Mazatlan Bar and Grill before the game and heading out to enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Portland afterward. 

Enjoy your trip to see the Portland Thorns play when you book your stay at the Hotel Eastlund, BW Premier Collection, in the heart of the city of Portland, Oregon. 

North Carolina Courage Football Club – Cary, North Carolina 

Our final destination on our tour of the US women’s soccer football league sees us travel to North Carolina. Home to the North Carolina Courage Football Club and the most successful team in the NWSL Challenge Cup history, having only been founded in 2017. 

Now co-owned by tennis star Naomi Osaka, the North Carolina Courage share a stadium with the men’s team, North Carolina Football Club.You and your Family and ,Friends can watch the North Carolina Courage in action by heading to Cary, North Carolina, just outside Raleigh. Here, you can cheer on the Courage from the sidelines before enjoying the city’s fine Southern hospitality at the impressive Scratch Kitchen & Taproom near the stadium.  

Treat yourself and the family to a great night’s sleep every night when you stay at the Best Western Plus Cary Inn – NC State in Cary, North Carolina. 

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