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New Jersey Club Welcomes Red Stars to Yurcak Field on Saturday Night
Sky Blue FC (6-5-4, 22 points) faces a critical match-up when it returns to National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) action on Saturday night, hosting the Chicago Red Stars (7-4-4, 25 points) at Yurcak Field for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. The game carries significant importance concerning postseason implications, as Sky Blue FC currently trails the Red Stars for the fourth and final playoff spot by three points.
“We are really looking forward to playing Chicago this weekend,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “This is a huge test for both teams, and we have put forth a good couple of weeks of preparation to make sure we are ready for the challenge. We have incorporated a specific game plan for this match, and now it is up to us to execute it.”
Saturday night marks the second meeting of the season between these two clubs after playing to a 1-1 draw in Chicago back in May. In that match, a first half connection between Danielle Colaprico and Sofia Huerta was met by a Taylor Lytle to Leah Galton equalizer in the second half. The result jumpstarted a 4-1-3 run by Sky Blue FC that firmly placed the team in the race for the postseason.
In its last contest, Sky Blue FC saw a three-game winning streak, its longest in two years, snapped by the first-place Washington Spirit but will now look to finish strong and reach the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. The Red Stars hold the longest current unbeaten run in the NWSL, having not suffered a loss over their last three contests.
A victory over Chicago would be the first for Sky Blue FC in NWSL play, with the Red Stars holding a cumulative 3-0-6 overall advantage that includes a 2-0-2 edge at Yurcak Field.
Tickets for Saturday’s match are available now, and 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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