Sky Blue FC NJ

5‑5‑1 , 3‑1‑0 Home

2
Live
2nd half
56

Orlando PrideORL

3‑4‑3 , 1‑3‑2 Away

1

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 3,065

Sky Blue FC and Orlando Pride both look for a Wednesday win (Live)

Sky Blue have never lost to Orlando

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Madison Tiernan celebrates her early goal for Sky Blue FC against the Chicago Red Stars. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel for isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride
Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET | Yurcak Field | Piscataway, N.J.

Madison Tiernan and Sky Blue FC prepare to take on Ali Krieger and the Orlando Pride as both clubs try to get back in the win column.

Tiernan scored the first goal of her NWSL career for Sky Blue three minutes into their Week 10 match against the Chicago Red Stars, but Sky Blue were unable to make the early lead hold up. After giving up a pair of goals in the span of four minutes in the second half, they ultimately fell to a 2-1 road loss.

Regardless, head coach Christy Holly will be pleased with what he’s seen from Tiernan – Sky Blue’s No. 24 overall selection in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. The goal for the Rutgers product comes on the heels of notching her first professional assist in the previous match. Tiernan’s start in Week 10 is her third of the season, with nine appearances so far in 2017.

Sky Blue has now traded wins and losses in each of their last six matches ahead of what is an important week for the club. They host Orlando on Wednesday before they go on the road to face the league leading North Carolina Courage on Saturday.

The New Jersey side has yet to lose to the Pride in their three previous meetings – including both encounters at Yurcak Field in 2016 – and have 2-0-1 record all-time against their opponents Wednesday.

The midweek match against Orlando will begin a stretch for Sky Blue that will see them play three of their next four – as well as six of their next nine – in front of their own fans. Good news for a club that ranks No. 3 at home this season with a 3-1-0 record.

In contrast, the Pride have struggled on their travels this year, posting a 1-3-2 record away from home. They have to settle for the seventh-ranked road record in the NWSL so far this season, with five points from six away games.

Krieger and her fellow defenders will be looking to help change that trend when they take the field Wednesday. Orlando will also hope to improve their performance at the back – having conceded 15 times in 10 matches so far this year, including allowing two goals in each of the last two games.

The Pride will come in to the contest aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 home loss against the Houston Dash in Week 10. Orlando was shutout for the first time in nine games.

It was also just the second time in the last seven games that Marta failed to get her name on the scoresheet with either a goal or an assist – although the Brazil international nearly notched her sixth goal of the year with a first-half header against the Dash that forced a fantastic save from Houston goalkeeper Jane Campbell.

The Pride have scored in each of their last five road games, but will be looking for just the second shutout away from home in club history.

Head-to-head stats:

WinsWinsGFGF
GmsSBFCORLDrawsSBFCORLDIFF
All-time320153+ 2 SBFC
At SBFC210132+ 1 SBFC
2016320153+ 2 SBFC

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  45'
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  46'
5

Maya Hayes

Forward

substitutes

2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
7

Nikki Stanton

Substitute
8

Erica Skroski

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
33

Erin Simon

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

Orlando Pride

19

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
3

Toni Pressley

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Defender
17

Dani Weatherholt

Defensive Midfielder
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defensive Midfielder
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Attacking Midfielder
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Attacking Midfielder
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Attacking Midfielder
  11'
4

Jamia Fields

Forward

substitutes

5

Laura Alleway

Substitute
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
18

Maddy Evans

Substitute
20

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Substitute
23

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
40

Caroline Stanley

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager
57'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

55'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamia Fields.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

52'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51'

START DELAY

Delay in match Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephanie Catley.

46'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 1. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Maya Hayes.

46'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1.

45'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1.

45'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

44'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Stephanie Catley (Orlando Pride) after a foul in the penalty area.

44'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr draws a foul in the penalty area.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride).

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

20'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

19'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) after a foul in the penalty area.

19'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz draws a foul in the penalty area.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

18'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

11'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Orlando Pride 1. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamia Fields.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

8'

FREE KICK WON

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

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

2'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
11
goal

Chioma Ubogagu 6

45
goal

Kelley O'Hara 19

Penalty Kick

46
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Maya Hayes 5

ORL

Goals & Assists

11′ Orlando Pride
Chioma Ubogagu
45′ Sky Blue FC
Kelley O'Hara
Penalty kick
46′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Maya Hayes

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

NONE


NJ

Match Statistics


ORL

7
Shots
11
6
Shots On Goal
3
0
Shots Blocked
5
0
Corners
4
6
Crosses
11
1
Offsides
1
6
Fouls
1
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
262
Total Passes
278
76.7%
Passing Accuracy
79.9%
48%
Possession
52%
22
Duels Won
27
11
Tackles Won
10
2
Saves
4
11
Clearances
14

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Christie Pearce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 D Kelley O'Hara 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
10 M Daphne Corboz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 0 1 0 4 4 0 1 0 2
5 F Maya Hayes 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Nikki Stanton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Erica Skroski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Erin Simon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 0 1 11 2 0 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 D Kristen Edmonds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 DM Dani Weatherholt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 DM Alanna Kennedy 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
9 AM Camila Martins Pereira 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0
10 AM Marta Vieira da Silva 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
6 AM Chioma Ubogagu 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
4 F Jamia Fields 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
5 S Laura Alleway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Maddy Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Nickolette Driesse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Monica Hickmann Alves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Jasmyne Spencer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 S Caroline Stanley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
19 G Aubrey Bledsoe 0 2 7 4 2 0 0 0