This weekend, the Orlando Pride will continue their road trip as they head to New Jersey to take on Sky Blue FC. Ranked second in the NWSL, the New Jersey side will pose another interesting challenge for the Orlando Pride. Here is a breakdown of Sky Blue FC:
Sky Blue has played back-to-back matches against the Houston Dash and they have won both of those matches. They are 3-2 in their last five games, but the two losses were close-- they lost on the road against the Washington Spirit 4-3 and against a rising Boston Breakers 1-0. Overall, they are 3-2-1 on the season.
Sarah Killion leads the league with five goals on the season, and she scored in the last three for Sky Blue. Raquel Rodriguez has two goals on the season, including the game-winning goal against Houston last weekend.
They earned one shutout on the season, against a struggling FC Kansas City offense. So far, they have found ways to win games-- but they have proven their vulnerability, especially in that match against the Spirit.
The Pride played Sky Blue FC in back-to-back matches last week, where they earned one draw and one loss.