Washington Spirit WAS

1‑5‑2 , 1‑2‑1 Home

Wed, May 23
7:30PM ET

Sky Blue FCNJ

0‑5‑1 , 0‑2‑1 Away

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Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

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Preview: Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC | Wed., 7:30 p.m. ET | go90

Sky Blue will look for their first win of the year, Spirit looking for second

Washington Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco (left) and Sky Blue FC midfielder Carli Lloyd (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC

When: Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. ET

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Where: Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex | Boyds, Maryland

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The Game

  • The Spirit and Sky Blue will meet for the first time this season. The last time the two teams met, the Spirit won 2-1 thanks to a late-game goal from Spirit forward Mallory Pugh. Washington has won the last four games against Sky Blue, outscoring the New Jersey side 13-6 over the course.
  • Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle could see her first minutes of the 2018 season after being removed from the injury report on Tuesday. Lavelle has missed all of the season so far with a left hamstring strain suffered last June.
  • The Spirit (1-5-2) are still looking for their second win of the year, while Sky Blue (0-5-1) are winless this season. The Spirit and Sky Blue both dropped three-points in Week 8 action with the Spirit falling to the Thorns and Sky Blue falling to the Courage.
  • The Spirit have been shutout in three straight games, all losses. Their last goal came in a 1-1 draw with the Red Stars on April 26.
  • Spirit forward Francisca Ordega leads her side in goals scored (3). Two of her three goals have come from corner kicks, which is tied for the most by one player.
  • Pugh is second on the team in goals (2) and also leads her team in chances created (12).
  • Spirit defender Estelle Johnson is fourth in the league for clearances (45). Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco is third in the league in touches (706). Johnson was also removed from the injury report on Tuesday after missing the last two games with a right hamstring strain.
  • Sky Blue FC forward Carli Lloyd scored off of a free kick chance against the Courage in Week 8 and leads the league in direct free kick shots (4). Lloyd has one goal and one assist on the year.
  • Sky Blue midfielder Savannah McCaskill has two goals in her rookie campaign and is also first on her team for chances created (11).
  • Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe leads the league in saves (41) and has earned one shutout. Sky Blue goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has conceded at least one goal in every game this season and has made 21 saves.

By the Numbers

Washington Spirit 

1-5-2, 5 pts, 8th place (Home: 1-2-1, Away: 0-3-1)

7 goals for, 12 goals against

Francisca Ordega: 3 goals

Mallory Pugh: 2 goals, 1 assist

Aubrey Bledsoe: 41 saves, 11 goals against, 1 shutout

 

Sky Blue FC

0-5-1, 1 pt, 9th place (Home: 0-3-0, Away: 0-2-1)

5 goals for, 12 goals against

Carli Lloyd: 1 goal, 1 assist

Katie Johnson: 2 goals, 1 assist

Savannah McCaskill: 2 goals

Kailen Sheridan: 6 games played, 21 saves, 12 goals against, 0 shutouts


The Last Time They Met

Sky Blue FC 1 | Washington Spirit 2

Sep. 10, 2017: Yurcak Field | Piscataway, New Jersey

  • Spirit forward Mallory Pugh scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute after Whitney Church equalized in the 75th minute as the Washington Spirit came from behind to beat Sky Blue FC 2-1.

In Focus


What They’re Saying

Washington Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco

Sky Blue FC


Injury Report

Washington Spirit

OUT: Cali Farquharson (left tibial stress injury – D45), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Arielle Ship (right ACL recovery – D45)

QUESTIONABLE: None

INTERNATIONAL DUTY: None

 

Sky Blue FC

OUT: None

QUESTIONABLE: Christina Gibbons (right calf strain), Rebekah Stott (right groin strain)

INTERNATIONAL DUTY: None

 

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