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Sky Blue FC (4-4-4, 16 points) of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will see a pair of its players participating in this summer’s 2016 Olympic Games, with defender Kelley O’Hara representing the United States of America and forward Sam Kerr suiting up for Australia.
“We are delighted to see Kelley get called up to the U.S. Olympic Team,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “She will be a tremendous asset in the U.S. Olympic Team’s quest for Gold. All of us here at Sky Blue FC are beyond excited to see her heading to Rio, and we will certainly be her biggest fans during the Olympic Games.”
U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis officially named her 18-player roster for the 2016 Olympic Games earlier today, while Australia made its roster official last week.
“We are excited for Sam and that she was able to return to fitness in time for the Olympics,” Holly stated. “She will make a huge impact for Australia. It is just so great to see all of her hard work culminate to this moment and to have her awarded with an appearance at the Olympics.”
The U.S. Olympic Team will play its opening match on Aug. 3rd, taking on New Zealand in the first game of Group Play. It will then take on France on Aug. 6th before finishing up Group Play against Colombia on Aug. 9th.
Australia opens up 2016 Olympic Games action on Aug. 3rd when it meets Canada. The final two contests of Group Play for the Matildas will be an Aug. 6th pairing with Germany before concluding opening round competition against Zimbabwe on Aug. 9th.
The quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympic Games will be played on Aug. 12th, with the winners advancing to the semifinals on Aug. 16th. The Gold Medal Match will then occur on Aug. 19th, as well as a third place game being played earlier that day.
Sky Blue FC will hit the road this weekend to take on the Boston Breakers on Sunday evening before returning to Yurcak Field on Saturday, July 23rd, hosting the Washington Spirit. Tickets for that match are available now. Additionally, all fans who eat at Quaker Steak & Lube in Edison before the game will receive free parking for the match.
Flex and individual tickets for Sky Blue FC are on sale now! For any questions regarding tickets, call the Sky Blue FC tickets department at 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849), and a team representative will be happy to assist you.
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