Sky Blue FC NJ

10‑11‑3 , 6‑4‑2 Home

1
Final
Sun, Apr 30

FC Kansas CityKC

8‑9‑7 , 4‑6‑2 Away

0

The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,562

Late Rodriguez goal gives Sky Blue a 1-0 win over Kansas City

Raquel Rodriguez scored in the 83rd minute

(Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil/isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez scored off a corner kick in the 83rd minute and Sky Blue went on to win 1-0 over FC Kansas City at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J., in front of 2,562 at their home opener.

The goal came off a Kelley O’Hara corner kick into the box. Rodriguez collected a pass from Mandy Freeman who slotted it past FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.

FC Kansas City thought they had tied the game in the 88th minute, but Brittany Ratcliffe‘s apparent header goal was called back because she was offside.

Sky Blue FC rookie goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, who was the No. 23 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, earned the first shoutout of her NWSL career.

Midfielder Desiree Scott made her first appearance for FC Kansas City after missing the first two of games of the year with an ankle sprain.

FC Kansas City was without forward Shea Groom, who missed Sunday’s game with a broken rib suffered last week vs. Chicago. Sky Blue FC was without defender Christie Pearce (league concussion protocol) and forward Sam Kerr, who was in Australia to attend the Dolan Warren Awards.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
33

Erin Simon

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
5

Maya Hayes

Midfielder
  70'
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
  74'   83'
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
  66'
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
  80'
19

Kelley O'Hara

Forward

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
12

Kim DeCesare

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
  66'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  80'
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
7

Nikki Stanton

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  90 + 1'   70'

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  89'
44

Maegan Kelly

Attacking Midfielder
  81'
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
  64'
3

Becca Moros

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
  81'
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
22

Brianne Reed

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  89'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, FC Kansas City 0.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, FC Kansas City 0.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leah Galton.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Erika Tymrak replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Christina Gibbons tries a through ball, but Brittany Ratcliffe is caught offside.

87'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Becky Sauerbrunn tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

83'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, FC Kansas City 0. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mandy Freeman following a corner.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

82'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Raquel Rodríguez with a headed pass.

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Alexa Newfield replaces Maegan Kelly.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Daphne Corboz.

80'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yael Averbuch with a cross.

80'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Erin Simon.

79'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Nicole Barnhart tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara.

74'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

74'

YELLOW CARD

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

71'

FREE KICK WON

Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Maya Hayes.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Leah Galton replaces Taylor Lytle.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

65'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Caroline Flynn replaces Katie Bowen.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Desiree Scott with a headed pass.

57'

FREE KICK WON

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

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, FC Kansas City 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, FC Kansas City 0.

43'

FREE KICK WON

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

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

42'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a headed pass.

35'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

33'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

29'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

23'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

20'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Brittany Ratcliffe is caught offside.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kayla Mills.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

14'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

3'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
64
Caroline Flynn 21
Katie Bowen 6
66
Leah Galton 21
Taylor Lytle 6
70
Madison Tiernan 73
Maya Hayes 5
80
McKenzie Meehan 2
Daphne Corboz 10
81
Alexa Newfield 88
Maegan Kelly 44
89
Erika Tymrak 15
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
83
goal

Raquel Rodriguez 11

Assisted by: Mandy Freeman 22

74
yellow card

Raquel Rodriguez 11

90 +1
yellow card

Madison Tiernan 73

KC

Goals & Assists

83′ Sky Blue FC
Raquel Rodriguez
Assisted by: Mandy Freeman

Disciplinary

74′ Sky Blue FC
Raquel Rodriguez
90 + 1′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan

Substitutions

64′ FC Kansas City
  Caroline Flynn
  Katie Bowen
66′ Sky Blue FC
  Leah Galton
  Taylor Lytle
70′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Maya Hayes
80′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Daphne Corboz
81′ FC Kansas City
  Alexa Newfield
  Maegan Kelly
89′ FC Kansas City
  Erika Tymrak
  Brittany Ratcliffe


NJ

Match Statistics


KC

9
Shots
8
3
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
2
5
Corners
3
16
Crosses
11
0
Offsides
5
8
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
521
Total Passes
432
77.5%
Passing Accuracy
72.9%
54.7%
Possession
45.3%
50
Duels Won
54
19
Tackles Won
21
3
Saves
2
22
Clearances
25

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
33 D Erin Simon 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 D Kayla Mills 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 M Maya Hayes 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 2
6 M Taylor Lytle 66 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
10 M Daphne Corboz 80 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0
19 F Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 2
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Kim DeCesare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Nikki Stanton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 0 8 3 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
9 DM Lo’eau LaBonta 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 89 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 4
44 AM Maegan Kelly 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
6 AM Katie Bowen 64 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Becca Moros 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Alexa Newfield 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Brianne Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 1 9 2 0 0 0 1