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Match Preview: Sky Blue FC vs. Boston Breakers

Sky Blue FC battles Boston in final match of the 2017 campaign

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr has one more chance to break the NWSL scoring record
Photo by Robyn McNeil

Sky Blue FC vs. Boston Breakers

Jordan Field; Boston, Massachusetts

September 30, 2017

7:00 p.m. ET

Watch: go90 or NWSLsoccer.com

Sky Blue FC (9-11-3, 30 points) returns to National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) action on Saturday as the New Jersey club travels to Boston to take on the Breakers (4-12-7, 19 points) at Jordan Field in the final contest of the 2017 season. The match is set to kickoff at 7 p.m. ET, and fans can watch the match on go90.com, the go90 app or on NWSLsoccer.com.

Sky Blue FC’s Sam Kerr will have one last chance to make history as she looks to break the NWSL single-season scoring record. Kerr scored her 16th goal of the season on August 26 in the club’s 1-0 win over Boston, tying former Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little’s mark she set back in 2014. Kerr has been scoreless since, a streak stretching over three games.

In Sky Blue FC’s last outing, the club earned a 1-1 draw against the North Carolina Courage as second half substitute Raquel Rodriguez scored the equalizer in the 75th minute. The New Jersey squad will look to carry momentum into Saturday night’s match-up and win its 10th contest of the season. The result would tie a club best set back in 2013.

Boston will take the field Saturday night hoping to win back-to-back games for just the second time this season. Last weekend, the Breakers earned a 3-0 road victory over the Washington Spirit as Adriana Leon had a goal and an assist to earn NWSL Player of the Week honors.

This weekend marks the third meeting of the year with both teams previously earning a victory on home soil, 1-0. In the first go-around back in April, Natasha Dowie finished a Rose Lavelle assist in the 37th minute at Jordan Field for the lone tally. They reunited again on August 26 at Yurcak Field, and Sam Kerr scored a Nikki Stanton feed in the 5th minute to lift Sky Blue FC to a 1-0 finish.

Sky Blue FC leads the all-time series between these two clubs, holding a 7-3-3 overall record. However, Boston holds the edge at home with a 3-2-1 record.

Injury Report:

SBFC –

OUT: Daphne Corboz (excused absence), Tasha Kai (right calf strain), Christie Pearce (SEI – accumulative injuries)

PROBABLE: Leah Galton (back strain), Erin Simon (left foot fracture)

BOS –

OUT: Rose Lavelle (left hamstring strain), Julie King (left ankle sprain), Christen Westphal (right foot nerve damage)