Sky Blue FC to Host North Carolina, Penn State; Play St. John’s in New York
With the start of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) training camps taking place on Monday, Sky Blue FC announced today its 2017 preseason match schedule. On the docket, Sky Blue FC will travel to New York to play St. John’s University on March 25 before returning to New Jersey to host the University of North Carolina on April 1 and Penn State University on April 9.
“We are really looking forward to getting started with our preseason schedule,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “This year, we will play an exceptional set of teams that present us with an array of challenges. Putting our players in this competitive environment will ultimately allow us to enter the NWSL season fully prepared so we can give our fans an exciting year.”
Admission for all Sky Blue FC preseason fixtures will be free of charge.
Through a partnership with New York Surf Soccer Club, Sky Blue FC will open its preseason schedule by traveling to Queens and playing St. John’s University at Belson Stadium on Saturday, March 25. The game marks the fifth consecutive year that Sky Blue FC and St. John’s University have played during the preseason, and it will be the first time that they have met in New York since 2013.
Next up on the slate is the University of North Carolina, marking the fourth consecutive year that Sky Blue FC has played the Tar Heels in the preseason. That contest will take place on Saturday, April 1, kicking off at 3:30 p.m. at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J.
The final game on the 2017 preseason schedule for Sky Blue FC will be a Sunday afternoon pairing with Penn State University on April 9. Kickoff for that contest (location TBD) will take place at 4:00 p.m.
Sky Blue FC will play its 2017 regular season home opener when it hosts FC Kansas City on Sunday, April 30, at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. Kickoff for that match is slated for 6:00 p.m., and tickets are available now online or by calling 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849).
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