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Match Preview | Sky Blue FC Return to Action against the Chicago Red Stars

July 5, 2019 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Sky Blue FC News Release

Howell, N.J. - Sky Blue FC is on the road for a Saturday night matchup against the Chicago Red Stars on July 6 at 8 p.m. ET. As the National Women's Soccer League enters week 12 of the regular season, this will be the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

Streaming

The match will be streamed live on Yahoo Sports and in the NWSL app. International fans can watch on NWSLsoccer.com.

Preview

Sky Blue sits in ninth place in the NWSL standings, 3 points behind Orlando Pride. The Red Stars are three spots ahead in the standings, holding sixth place with 4-4-2 record and 14 points. Throughout league history, the two teams have met 15 times and finished the match in a draw eight times. Sky Blue has never defeated Chicago with an all-time record of 0-7-8.

Jennifer Hoy, Sarah Killion, and Sabrina Flores are pushing forward in the attack as all three players have created four chances each in their last game against Orlando on June 22nd. Flores has started in the last two matches, putting a full shift in for both games. Killion scored her first goal of the season against Orlando from the Penalty spot. Back in the mix for Sky Blue is Kailen Sheridan as she returns from her international duty representing Canada in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Opponent

Chicago is coming off a 3-2 win against the Orlando Pride on June 30th at Orlando. All three goals came from Australian international Sam Kerr, who bagged her first hat-trick of the 2019 season.

Two key players to stop on the Chicago offense are Kerr and Yuki Nagasato. The international connection between the two has given Kerr 10 goals on assists from Nagasato in the last two seasons. Nagasato is leading the Red Stars in assists this season with a total of four.

Chicago will still be missing several key players in their lineup due to the World Cup. Alyssa Naeher, Julie Ertz, Morgan Brian, and Tierna Davidson will all be representing USA in the World Cup Final this weekend.

Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars Rewind

Last time Sky Blue FC faced Chicago was on September 4th, 2018 in a 5-0 loss at Toyota Park. Alyssa Mautz scored a brace while Sam Kerr, Rosie White, and Michele Vasconcelos added one of their own.

Looking Ahead

After Saturday's matchup with the Red Stars, Sky Blue will be back at home on Friday, July 12 at Yurcak Field against Utah Royals FC at 7:30 p.m. ET for the club's Health & Wellness night presented by RWJBarnabas Health. The following weekend, Sky Blue will head south to face the Orlando Pride on Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets

Tickets to all Sky Blue FC home games are available now by calling 888-SBFC-TIX or by visiting skybluefc.com. All fans at the game will receive a Sky Blue FC gameday program with player poster insert.

Season Ticket Memberships are still available. Call 888-SBFC-TIX today to learn about our No Unused Ticket Policy. All memberships receive an exclusive 2019 Season Ticket Membership scarf.

Note

Brazilian midfielder Francisca Gabriela Morais da Rocha has been waived.


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