Sky Blue FC will try to reach .500 again vs. Orlando. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
Sky Blue FC will try to snap a three-game winless streak and recover from a nightmare second half and loss to the Washington Spirit against the Orlando Pride Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sky Blue FC (7-8-2, 23 points) will attempt to move above the .500 mark against the Pride (6-6-5, 23 points) in the National Women’s Soccer League game.
The teams split their first two matches this season, with the New Jersey side earning a 2-1 win in May before falling to the Pride in June, 3-2.
“The team is extremely motivated right now to rectify some of the issues that have been illustrated in our last few games,” Sky Blue FC head coach Christy Holly said. “We are in a situation that we feel is in our full control. If we properly manage the areas of concern, we will be able to return to our winning ways.”
Sky Blue FC hopes to capture some momentum that the team can carry into the remainder of the season. While the team has a 0-2-1 winless streak but still very much holds the keys to its own fate. Sky Blue FC finds itself a point off the fourth and final playoff position.
Holding a 4-2-2 record at Orlando City Stadium, the Pride will hosts in its third home match in eight days, most recently blanking the Washington Spirit Tuesday night, 3-0. Sky Blue FC has yet to play at that Stadium (opened earlier this year), but the team defeated the Pride in their only 2016 road meeting, 2-1.
Sky Blue FC leads the series at 2-1-1.
Fans will have three ways to watch the action, with the match airing on the Huffington Post Women Facebook page, as well as on NWSLsoccer.com and via go90.
Sky Blue FC will return home to host Seattle Reign FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.