Sky Blue Preseason Schedule

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by TOM SLATER

Sky Blue opens training camp on Monday as it prepares for the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season.

The New Jersey franchise will play three preseason matches: at St. John’s University of March 25; vs. the University of North Carolina at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., on April 1; and vs. Penn State University at a site to be determined on April 9.

“We are really looking forward to getting started with our preseason schedule,” Sky Blue Coach Christy Holly said. “This year, we will play an exceptional set of teams that present us with an array of challenges. Putting our players in this competitive environment will ultimately allow us to enter the NWSL season fully prepared so we can give our fans an exciting year.”

The game with St. John’s marks the fifth consecutive year that Sky Blue and the Red Storm have played during preseason, but the first time since 2013. Sky Blue has played the Tar Heels the last three years.

Sky Blue opens it season at Seattle on April 15; its home opener on April 30 versus Kansas City.