Nika Muhl is poised to commence her WNBA career facing off against Caitlin Clark’s Indiana Fever on Wednesday evening. The pair, both drafted in 2024, clashed during their collegiate years, and today, spectators will witness their inaugural professional showdown.

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Before this match, Muhl conveyed a message to Clark. Despite the intense competition between them, the bond between the former UConn athlete and the ex-Iowa standout appears to be strong.
Caitlin, my girl. I missed you so much. I love you. Hopefully, we both make the team,” Muhl said in a video shared by LaChina Robinson. “And I can’t wait to see you and play against you, man!”
She also warned Clark against attempting 3-pointers from the logo against her.

No logo 3s against me! No logo 3s. Love you, Caitlin!

Caitlin Clark keeps making a notable impact despite the 0-4 record her team boasts right now. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 draft has the chance to get her first win of the season tonight when the Indiana Fever clashes against the struggling Seattle Storm.

As for Nika Muhl, she will make her WNBA debut tonight after missing the first four games. Due to a pending visa approval, Muhl couldn’t join her team after playing in the first preseason match.
The game is set to start at 10 p.m. ET tonight at Climate Pledge Arena.

When did Nika Muhl get her visa approved?

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After missing the first four games of the season, Nika Muhl got her visa approved on Tuesday, as per Front Office Sports. This decision instantly allows her to join the Seattle Storm and start her WNBA career tonight.

During the waiting process, Muhl received the support of fans and fellow players, especially Angel Reese, who took to X  to demand authorities give Muhl her visa.

The Storm is still seen as a legitimate threat for the WNBA championship this season, but injuries have been ruthless with them in the first week. Nneka Ogwumike is listed as questionable for tonight’s game with an ankle problem.

Either way, both the Storm and Fever will try to cash in on facing a rival who isn’t at the best moment at this point in the season.