The last two weeks have led to some important streaks being broken for Sky Blue. Two weeks ago they broke their winless streak against the Portland Thorns. Last week they broke their season long inability to score more than a single goal in a game with their 3-3 tie against the Western New York Flash. There may not be a streak to end tonight but something more important is on the line: an 2015 NWSL Playoff spot.
With 7 games left Sky Blue sits 9 points behind third-place Washington Spirit and 7 points behind fourth-place FC Kansas City. As Sky Blue sits in last currently, it will need to leapfrog four other teams to snag a play-off spot. Mathematically, this game isn't must win; realistically, Sky Blue needs this win to accomplish the improbable.
Fortuitously, perhaps, Boston is the only team with a worse goal differential, is one of two teams that has let up more goals than Sky Blue (Western New York Flash is the other), and sits only 1 point above Sky Blue in the table. However, this also makes Boston as hungry and desperate as Sky Blue for the three points - so don't be surprised if this game is chippy and physical. Be sure to tune in for this important Sky Blue match up.