Sky Blue FC will call Yurcak Field home again. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
TINTON FALLS, N.J. — Sky Blue FC will hold its 2018 National Women’s Soccer League home opener against Seattle Reign FC at Yurcak Field Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m.
The NWSL teams’ home openers:
Saturday, March 24
3:30 p.m. ET – North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC (Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park)
7:30 p.m. ET – Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals FC (Orlando City Stadium)
10 p.m. ET – Seattle Reign FC vs. Washington Spirit (Memorial Stadium)
Sunday, March 25
5 p.m. ET – Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Saturday, March 31
3:30 p.m. ET – Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride (Maryland SoccerPlex)
8:15 p.m. ET – Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns FC (Toyota Park)
Saturday, April 14
3:30 p.m. ET – Utah Royals FC vs. Chicago Red Stars (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Sunday, April 15
5 p.m. ET – Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign FC (Yurcak Field)
6 p.m. ET – Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride (Providence Park)
The NWSL will again play a 24-game schedule, with teams having 12 home and 12 road matches. The regular season will kick off the weekend of March 24 and culminate the weekend of Sept. 8-9. The playoffs will commence the following weekend, with semifinal games Sept. 14-16 and the championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 22.
Sky Blue FC’s preseason will begin at Sportika’s state-of-the-art facility in Manalapan, N.J. Monday.
The club will play four preseason matches at Sportika Sports, beginning with a 6 p.m. kickoff against Penn State University on Saturday, Feb. 24. Next on the slate is a 3 p.m. meeting with the University of North Carolina Saturday, March 3, followed up by a 1 p.m. contest against West Virginia University Saturday, March 10. Sky Blue FC will conclude its preseason schedule when it welcomes St. John’s University for a 2 p.m. kickoff Sunday, March 18.
All preseason matches will be open to the public. Admission to attend will be free.
Sportika Sports, the presenting sponsor of Sky Blue FC’s preseason, is located at 150 Woodward Road in Manalapan, N.J.