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Sky Blue FC Face the Orlando Pride in a Saturday Night Clash at Home

June 21, 2019 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Sky Blue FC News Release

Howell, N.J. -For the club's Pride Celebration Night, Sky Blue FC (0-6-2, 2 Points) will face the Orlando Pride for the first time this season on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

Streaming

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

Preview

Although Sky Blue sits in eighth place in the National Women's Soccer League standings, one spot ahead of the Orlando Pride, the teams are tied in points with two apiece. Reign FC sits in seventh place and is nine points ahead of both teams. The Orlando Pride hold ninth place with a 0-7-2 record and 2 points. The all-time record for Sky Blue FC against Orlando is 3-2-3.

Sky Blue has scored five goals this season, all goals coming from shots inside the box. Leading the attack for Sky Blue FC is Raquel Rodriguez, with two goals and one assist. Helping hold down the backline for Sky Blue is Erica Skroski. She is leading the team with 34 clearances and 19 interceptions.

Opponent

Orlando is coming off a 2-2 draw against the Houston Dash in Houston, Texas on June 15th. Orlando has not won in their last 15 games and have conceded a goal in 20 straight games, the longest run since the start of 2016.

Joanna Boyles led the attack for the Pride last weekend with one goal and one assist. Boyles is the only Pride player with multiple goal involvements this season. Orlando Goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer currently sits in second place in the NWSL for saves with 27. She has started in 6 games this season, facing 39 shots, and conceding 12 goals.

The Pride will be missing several key players in their lineup due to the World Cup. Alex Morgan (USA), Ali Krieger (USA), Ashlyn Harris (USA), Shelina Zadorsky (CAN), Marta (BZL), Camila (BZL), Alanna Kennedy (AUS), and Emily van Egmond (AUS) are all competing in France with their respective national teams.

Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride Rewind

Last time Sky Blue FC faced Orlando was last year's season finale at Yurcak Field on September 8, 2018. The game ended in a 1-0 Sky Blue victory, with Carli Lloyd's 74th minute goal giving Sky Blue their first win of the season.

Looking Ahead

After Saturday's matchup with Orlando, Sky Blue FC heads to the Midwest to face the Chicago Red Stars at SeatGeek Stadium on July 6, at 8 p.m. ET. Sky Blue will be back at home on 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.

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.


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