Sky Blue FC NJ

9‑11‑2 , 6‑4‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jul 15

Chicago Red StarsCHI

10‑6‑6 , 3‑3‑4 Away

2

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,529

Sam Kerr creates late magic again as Sky Blue and Red Stars draw 2-2

Huerta, Press score early for Chicago, but late drama rules again at Yurcak

Sam Kerr scored her tenth goal of the season to help Sky Blue FC claw back for a late 2-2 draw vs. the Chicago Red Stars. (Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil for isiphotos.com)

The Chicago Red Stars looked ready to leave New Jersey with all three points, but the back-to-back NWSL Player of Month Samantha Kerr thought otherwise. Kerr scored her 10th goal of the season to equalize in the 90th minute for Sky Blue FC, and earn the point at Yurcak Field in a 2-2 draw.

The Chicago Red Stars kicked off the scoring, with an early goal from forward Sofia Huerta in the 4th minute. Christen Press provided the assist after beating Sky Blue defender Christie Pearce to a ball in the midfield.

Press would score her own in the 26th minute to put the Red Stars up by two on the road.  Chicago defender Casey Short faced pressure from Sky Blue’s Kelley O’Hara, and pushed the ball back to Vanessa DiBernardo outside the box. DiBernardo sent the ball in with her right foot, where Press split her defenders and chested the ball down for a finish past goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan.

Sky Blue FC didn’t need to wait too long to start on their comeback. Forward Maya Hayes got a second-chance opportunity right in front of goal as Chicago’s Alyssa Naeher came out to block her shot but couldn’t fully control the ball.

Both Naeher and Sheridan were busy on Saturday night at Yurcak. While both conceded two goals, Sheridan came up with seven saves, Naeher with six. Sheridan in particular was crucial during the second half, as she came up with stops against both of Chicago’s goal scorers Huerta and Press to keep Sky Blue FC in the hunt.

But who else could it be for the equalizer but Sam Kerr? This time, midfielder Sarah Killion provided the aerial service from the right wing as Kerr drifted a step behind Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz. And once again, with her team needing a huge goal, Kerr provided the finish with her head.

Just some more late game dramatics on the pitch in Piscataway this season:

Chicago, after four games on the road, finally returns home to Toyota Park next Saturday. They host the Orlando Pride, who will be brimming with confidence after a big 4-1 win over FC Kansas City this Saturday night. Sky Blue FC heads to the West Coast for a late game against Seattle Reign FC at 10:00 p.m. ET next Saturday, with the top of the table almost in their sights.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
  69'
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
  74'
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  79'
7

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
  2'   56'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Forward
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  38'   90'
5

Maya Hayes

Forward
  78'   32'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
  69'
32

Natasha Kai

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  78'
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  56'
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  46'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Defensive Midfielder
  90 + 1'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Attacking Midfielder
23

Christen Press

Forward
  26'
11

Sofia Huerta

Forward
  4'

substitutes

7

Taylor Comeau

Substitute
  46'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
  90 + 1'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 2, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 2, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Lauren Kaskie replaces Alyssa Mautz.

90'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Chicago Red Stars 2. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a cross.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

81'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Leah Galton is caught offside.

79'

YELLOW CARD

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Maya Hayes.

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo following a set piece situation.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

77'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

74'

YELLOW CARD

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

74'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Alyssa Mautz.

73'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Leah Galton (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Christie Pearce (Sky Blue).

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Leah Galton replaces Kayla Mills.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a through ball.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arin Gilliland.

58'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Nikki Stanton.

55'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

55'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christen Press.

51'

OFFSIDE

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

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz tries a through ball, but Vanessa Di Bernardo is caught offside.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Samantha Johnson.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 2.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 2.

45'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Samantha Kerr following a set piece situation.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45'+1'

POST

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

38'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue).

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

32'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 2. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a headed pass.

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Chicago Red Stars 2. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a through ball.

25'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23'

START DELAY

Delay in match Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

16'

FREE KICK WON

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

14'

FREE KICK WON

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

13'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

11'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5'

FREE KICK WON

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

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

5'

FREE KICK WON

Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christen Press.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

2'

YELLOW CARD

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

2'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
46
Taylor Comeau 7
Samantha Johnson 16
56
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Nikki Stanton 7
69
Leah Galton 21
Kayla Mills 15
78
McKenzie Meehan 2
Maya Hayes 5
90 +1
Lauren Kaskie 30
Alyssa Mautz 4
4
goal

Sofia Huerta 11

Assisted by: Christen Press 23

26
goal

Christen Press 23

Assisted by: Vanessa DiBernardo 10

32
goal

Maya Hayes 5

90
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Sarah Killion 16

2
yellow card

Nikki Stanton 7

38
yellow card

Samantha Kerr 20

74
yellow card

Erica Skroski 8

79
yellow card

Kelley O'Hara 19

CHI

Goals & Assists

4′ Chicago Red Stars
Sofia Huerta
Assisted by: Christen Press
26′ Chicago Red Stars
Christen Press
Assisted by: Vanessa DiBernardo
32′ Sky Blue FC
Maya Hayes
90′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Sarah Killion

Disciplinary

2′ Sky Blue FC
Nikki Stanton
38′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
74′ Sky Blue FC
Erica Skroski
79′ Sky Blue FC
Kelley O'Hara

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Samantha Johnson
56′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Nikki Stanton
69′ Sky Blue FC
  Leah Galton
  Kayla Mills
78′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Maya Hayes
90 + 1′ Chicago Red Stars
  Lauren Kaskie
  Alyssa Mautz


NJ

Match Statistics


CHI

13
Shots
16
8
Shots On Goal
8
2
Shots Blocked
0
7
Corners
2
26
Crosses
11
3
Offsides
1
8
Fouls
12
4
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
479
Total Passes
388
74.5%
Passing Accuracy
71.1%
56.2%
Possession
43.8%
39
Duels Won
34
13
Tackles Won
9
6
Saves
6
14
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Kayla Mills 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Christie Pearce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
19 D Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
7 M Nikki Stanton 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
10 M Daphne Corboz 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
6 F Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 1 0 4 4 0 2 1 0
5 F Maya Hayes 78 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 2
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 21 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
32 S Natasha Kai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 34 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 90 2 16 6 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
4 DM Alyssa Mautz 89 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
10 AM Vanessa DiBernardo 90 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2
23 F Christen Press 90 1 1 9 9 0 0 2 1
11 F Sofia Huerta 90 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
7 S Taylor Comeau 45 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Lauren Kaskie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 2 13 6 0 0 0 1