Howell, NJ (September 28, 2019)– Sky Blue FC (5-13-4, 19 points) returns to Red Bull Arena for the home finale to face the Orlando Pride (4-15-2, 14 points) on September 29th at 11:00 a.m on Fan Appreciation Day presented by RWJBarnabas Health.
Sky Blue FC is in eighth place with 19 points, five points ahead of the Orlando Pride. The Pride sit in ninth place with 14 points (4-15-2). Sky Blue FC is coming off a 1-0 win against Reign FC at Cheney Stadium. Sky Blue has won three and drawn once in their last six matches.
Carli Lloyd continues to lead the attack for Sky Blue with six goals. Lloyd’s most recent goal was the game-winner against Reign FC. Since Lloyd’s arrival to Sky Blue FC last year, she has been involved in more goals than any other Sky Blue player, scoring 10 total and notching two assists. Imani Dorsey follows closely behind Lloyd with her involvement in goals, scoring six and notching an assist since 2018. Raquel Rodriguez follows behind in the attack with three goals and two assists this season. She has found a connection with Lloyd, as both of her assists have set up Lloyd to score.
The Pride have lost their last four games and are coming off a 6-1 loss against the North Carolina Courage at WakeMed Soccer Park. Their loss against the Courage was the first time they had ever conceded six goals in a single fixture.
One player to watch is Pride forward Rachel Hill. Hill has been directly involved in four of Orlando’s last five goals, scoring two and assisting two. Brazilian International, Marta, leads the attack for Orlando with five goals. Marta scored her most recent goal on August 25th against the Washington Spirit.
Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride on Rewind
Sky Blue FC and the Orlando Pride last played each other on July 20th at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The Pride defeated Sky Blue FC 1-0 with a goal by Marisa Viggiano in the 23rd minute.
Fan Appreciation Day presented by RWJBarnabas Health
The first 1,000 fans in the gates will receive giveaways courtesy of Secret Deodorant (Gate B).
All fans in attendance will also receive a raffle ticket as they enter the stadium that can be used to enter to win prizes such as a Kailen Sheridan’s game-worn signed goalkeeper gloves and Sarah Killion’s signed captain armband, as well as gift baskets and experiences from our club partners. For the full prize list, click here.
Sky Blue will also be conducting the annual year-end survey and encourages fans to participate to have their voices heard. All fans that turn in a completed survey will receive an additional two raffle tickets to enter to win prizes!
Looking ahead – The Final Game of the Season
Sky Blue FC’s final game of the season will be on Saturday, October 12th at 7 p.m. ET at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park against the North Carolina Courage.