Seattle Reign FC (7-0-2, 23 pts) will try to extend its unbeaten streak to ten games on Sunday, June 1, as they take on Sky Blue FC (2-4-4, 10 pts) at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. The match kicks off at 3 p.m. (PT).
Reign FC is coming off a 2-2 draw against the Western New York Flash last Sunday, after a late goal propelled Seattle to the tie.
In second half stoppage time, Scottish international Kim Little scored her league-leading eighth goal of the season from the top of the box, knocking one past Flash goalkeeper Kelsey Wys in front of a franchise-record crowd of 4,018 at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
The goal was the second late equalizer of the game for Reign FC, after Jessica Fishlock scored just before halftime, delivering a clinical finish off a beautiful cross from Stephanie Cox, leveling the score at 1-1.
Reign FC is in first place in the NWSL standings with 23 points, followed by the Chicago Red Stars with 19, and FC Kansas City with 15.
Sky Blue FC currently sits in seventh in the NWSL standings, and is coming off a 2-0 loss to the Red Stars on May 28. Midfielder Katy Freels leads the team with three goals, while defender CoCo Goodson is the lone Sky Blue FC player to start in all ten of the team’s games.
Sunday’s match is the second of three regular season matches between Seattle and Sky Blue FC, with Reign FC winning the first matchup between the two sides 2-0 on April 30. In that game, Japanese international forward Nahomi “Naho” Kawasumi scored her first goal of the season, and also logged an assist on a Beverly Goebel goal in the second half.
Naho, who was with the Japanese national team during their run to the AFC Women’s Asia Cup title, has returned to the team, and is eligible to play on Sunday.
The two sides will meet again on Saturday, June 28 at Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium. That game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start time.
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