Sky Blue FC NJ

1‑17‑6 , 1‑9‑2 Home

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Final
Sat, May 26

Seattle Reign FCSEA

11‑5‑8 , 4‑4‑4 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,814

Rapinoe’s 5th goal of the year lifts Reign to win over Sky Blue FC

The Reign moved into second place in the NWSL

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe has five goals on the season. (Photo credit: Howard C. Smith/isiphotos.com)

Megan Rapinoe scored her fifth goal of the season as Seattle Reign FC beat Sky Blue FC 1-0 on Saturday night. The fifth win of the season for the Reign came in front of a crowd of 2,814 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Sky Blue FC dropped to 0-7-1 (1 point) and are still looking for their first win of the season. The Reign improved to 5-2-2 (17 points) and jumped back into the No. 2 spot in the NWSL standings.

Rapinoe’s goal came in the 64th minute. Christen Westphal sent a cross towards the penalty spot and Rapinoe was open to tap it with her right foot for the goal. It’s her fifth goal of the season, second only to Christine Sinclair‘s six for the league-lead.

The Reign nearly doubled the lead in the 80th minute, but Sky Blue FC’s defense came up big. First, goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan saved Rapinoe’s shot, and then defender Rebekah Stott made a goal line clearance in front of an onrushing Jasmyne Spencer to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

Both teams came into the game after midweek losses and on a stretch of three games in eight days. Sky Blue FC held a slight edge in possession over the Reign (51.8% to 48.2%) and in total shots (10-9). The Reign tallied more shots on target, however (6-4).

Reign defender Steph Catley missed the game with a left ankle contusion.

Sky Blue FC are now winless through their first eight games of the season, second to the 2013 Reign who went winless through their first 11. They’ll try again for their first win on Saturday, June 2, at home vs. Utah Royals FC. The Reign will host the Orlando Pride on Sunday, June 3.

 

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
  82'
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
5

Thaisa Moreno

Defensive Midfielder
  88'
12

Janine Beckie

Attacking Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Attacking Midfielder
21

Savannah McCaskill

Attacking Midfielder
14

Katlyn Johnson

Striker
  63'

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
6

Shea Groom

Substitute
  63'
18

Kaycee Gunion

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  82'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  88'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
21

Christen Westphal

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Defensive Midfielder
6

Allie Long

Defensive Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
10

Jessica Fishlock

Attacking Midfielder
  66'
11

Elizabeth Addo

Attacking Midfielder
  81'
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  56'

substitutes

12

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Substitute
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  81'
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
  56'
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  66'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a cross.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Thaisa.

85'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Beverly Yanez is caught offside.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Christina Gibbons.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Elizabeth Addo.

80'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Beverly Yanez with a through ball.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

78'

FREE KICK WON

Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shea Groom with a cross.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

75'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sarah Killion following a corner.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Savannah McCaskill.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

68'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

68'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rumi Utsugi tries a through ball, but Beverly Yanez is caught offside.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Jessica Fishlock.

64'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christen Westphal.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Shea Groom replaces Katie Johnson.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Westphal.

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Thaisa (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer replaces Jodie Taylor.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kailen Sheridan.

51'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jessica Fishlock tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 0.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

41'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Theresa Nielsen.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

36'

FREE KICK WON

Thaisa (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Thaisa (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross following a corner.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Lydia Williams.

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Allie Long tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

30'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25'

START DELAY

Delay in match Lydia Williams (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

24'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Elizabeth Addo is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue).

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

20'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

19'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Theresa Nielsen tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

15'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Rebekah Stott.

15'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

14'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rumi Utsugi.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elizabeth Addo.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Thaisa (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
56
Spencer 22
Taylor 14
63
Groom 6
Johnson 14
66
Yanez 17
Fishlock 10
81
Kleiner 24
Addo 11
82
Hoy 7
Gibbons 31
88
Tiernan 73
Moreno 5
64
goal

Megan Rapinoe 15

Assisted by: Christen Westphal 21

SEA

Goals & Assists

64′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe
Assisted by: Christen Westphal

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

56′ Seattle Reign FC
  Jasmyne Spencer
  Jodie Taylor
63′ Sky Blue FC
  Shea Groom
  Katlyn Johnson
66′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Jessica Fishlock
81′ Seattle Reign FC
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Elizabeth Addo
82′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Christina Gibbons
88′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Thaisa Moreno


NJ

Match Statistics


SEA

10
Shots
9
3
Shots On Goal
6
2
Shots Blocked
1
7
Corners
4
23
Crosses
9
0
Offsides
7
8
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
396
Total Passes
380
72.5%
Passing Accuracy
73.2%
51.7%
Possession
48.3%
50
Duels Won
48
14
Tackles Won
14
5
Saves
3
7
Clearances
24

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
9 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1
5 DM Thaisa Moreno 88 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
12 AM Janine Beckie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 AM Carli Lloyd 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
21 AM Savannah McCaskill 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 3
14 F Katlyn Johnson 63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Michaela Abam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Shea Groom 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Kaycee Gunion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 1 9 5 0 0 0 0
21 D Christen Westphal 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 DM Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
6 DM Allie Long 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 AM Megan Rapinoe 90 1 0 8 5 4 0 2 2
10 AM Jessica Fishlock 66 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
11 AM Elizabeth Addo 81 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
14 F Jodie Taylor 56 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
12 S Morgan Andrews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Nahomi Kawasumi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Alyssa Kleiner 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Jasmyne Spencer 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 0 10 3 0 0 0 0

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