Incheon Hyundai Steel, looking to win their 11th consecutive title, and Suwon FC Womin, returning to the championship game for the first time in four years, will face off in the final showdown for the top spot in this year’s Women’s Unemployment Soccer WK League.
Hyundai Steel and Suwon FC will compete for the 2023 WK League championship in a home-and-away format on May 19 (Suwon Sports Complex) and 25 (Incheon Southeast Asia Druby Stadium – 2 p.m.).
Hyundai Steel qualified for the championship by finishing first in the WK League this season, while Suwon FC, which finished third in the regular season, punched its ticket to the championship with a 2-1 overtime victory in the playoffs (PO) against second-place Hwacheon KSPO.
Hyundai Steel, which topped the regular season standings this season, is the undisputed champion of the domestic WK League.
Having won 10 consecutive championships from 2013 to last year, Hyundai Steel, which holds the ‘most wins in history’, is now aiming for its 11th championship trophy.
Their opponents, Suwon FC, are not going to back down easily.
Suwon FC will be looking to win the title for the first time in 13 years after defeating Hyundai Steel in 2010, when they were the Suwon Facilities Management Corporation.
The team is also determined to erase the disappointment of losing to Hyundai Steel in the 2019 championship final when they were still Suwon City Corporation.
In this year’s head-to-head, Suwon FC has the advantage with 2 wins and 1 loss.
In the regular season, Hyundai Steel has 13 wins, 3 draws, and 5 losses (42 points) and Suwon FC has 12 wins, 4 draws, and 5 losses (40 points).
Both teams have scored the same number of goals (36) and conceded the same number of goals, with Hyundai Steel (14) conceding one less goal than Suwon FC (15).
It will also be a battle of pride for the Taegeuk Warriors who play for the women’s national team, including Moon Mi-ra, Jeon Eun-ha, Choo Hyo-joo, Ji So-yeon, Shim Seo-yeon, and Kim Kyung-hee (Suwon FC) and Kang Chae-rim, Jung Seol-bin, Lee Min-ah, Kim Hye-ri, Jang Seul-ki, and Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel). 토토