Flash Look to Get Back on Track
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 15, 2011) - The Western New York Flash (6-2-2, 20 points) of Women's Professional Soccer will travel to Piscataway, N.J. to face Sky Blue FC (3-4-4, 13 points) on Sunday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at Yurcak Field at Rutgers University. The game will be nationally televised on Fox Soccer Channel live at 6 p.m.
The Flash and Sky Blue already met twice this year, with the Flash coming out on top 3-0 in the first, and tying 2-2 in the second. The Flash had the home field advantage in those games, but now they will try their luck in New Jersey for the last two matches that these teams meet. The Flash's final match against Sky Blue will take place on July 30th.
The Flash are welcoming back some players who have returned from the Women's World Cup to help them get back on pace. Canadian national team member and the Flash's leading scorer Christine Sinclair will be looked at to contribute up top, after she came in the second half last week to score off a penalty kick in the Flash's loss to Philadelphia. Canadian Candace Chapman and New Zealand's Ali Riley will consolidate the back line for the Flash.
While the Flash will be missing forward Alex Morgan to the U.S. national team, Sky Blue will be missing fellow US National Team midfielders Heather O'Reilly and Tobin Heath. Morgan, Heath and O'Reilly will be representing the United States in the final of the FIFA 2011 Women's World Cup at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN Sunday afternoon.
"Sky Blue FC is a good, possession orientated team that we feel we match up well with. We had a good second half against Philadelphia last week and will look to build on that going into Sunday's match," Head Coach Aaran Lines says.
Sky Blue FC will be hosting their PUMA Project Pink initiative game on Sunday. This is a program developed to raise funds and support for breast cancer research. Fans can also help support Project Pink by including #ProjectPink on daily tweets via their Twitter accounts, with PUMA donating a dollar a day per account which uses the hash tag. WNY Flash will be sporting pink kits and auctioning off their game-worn jerseys on Sunday, August 14th. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure for all Project Pink games.
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Women's Professional Soccer Stories from July 15, 2011
- Alex Morgan's First Goal in a World Cup Helps Propel USA into Finals - Western New York Flash
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