Preview: Sky Blue Eye Three As They Welcome Orlando

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Photo by Jeffrey Auger

Looking to rebound from a disappointing loss Sunday in Chicago, Sky Blue FC returns to action Wednesday as they host Orlando Pride.

“We look forward to getting back on the field tomorrow,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “After a quick turnaround, we are fully aware of how important this game is. We know that the second half in Chicago over the weekend was not a real representation of how we are capable of playing, and we plan on fixing that.”

Sky Blue enters the match with five wins and 16 points, while the Pride has 10 points with three wins. Kickoff for the match at Yurcak Field is 7 p.m.

This past Sunday, Sky Blue FC got out to another early lead when Madison Tiernan finished a Taylor Lytle corner kick in the 3rd minute, scoring her first professional goal. However, Chicago rallied with two second-half goals from Vanessa DiBernardo and Sofia Huerta to claim an eventual 2-1 result.

Over the weekend, Orlando saw its two-game winning streak snapped by the Houston Dash, as Carli Lloyd and Rachel Daly each registered goals in a 2-0 Dash victory in the NWSL on Lifetime Game of the Week on Saturday.

Heading into Wednesday night, Sky Blue FC is unbeaten in three meetings with the Pride, going 2-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 at Yurcak Field. This match-up marks the second of the 2017 NWSL season between the two clubs, with the first one resulting in a dramatic Sam Kerr to Maya Hayes game-winner in the 82nd minute that gave Sky Blue FC a 2-1 victory.