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PostPosted: 09/09/18 6:35 pm    ::: SkyBlue FC (NWSL) Reply Reply with quote

http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/carli-lloyd-sky-blue-goal-orlando-pride-nwsl-scandal-phil-murphy-20180908.html

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"F­­rom a performance standpoint, travel, food, just important things, facilities that really help performance, it's important," she said. "And I'd be lying to say that things don't need to be better, because they do need to be better, and hopefully I can help."


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General manager Tony Novo was grilled by reporters at Rutgers' Yurcak Field, Sky Blue's home venue — and one of its biggest problems. It's a fair facility for college soccer, but its locker rooms aren't fit for professionals. They lack showers and standard fitness equipment.



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PostPosted: 09/10/18 6:25 am    ::: Re: Carli Loyd calls out SkyBlue front office Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/carli-lloyd-sky-blue-goal-orlando-pride-nwsl-scandal-phil-murphy-20180908.html

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"F­­rom a performance standpoint, travel, food, just important things, facilities that really help performance, it's important," she said. "And I'd be lying to say that things don't need to be better, because they do need to be better, and hopefully I can help."


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General manager Tony Novo was grilled by reporters at Rutgers' Yurcak Field, Sky Blue's home venue — and one of its biggest problems. It's a fair facility for college soccer, but its locker rooms aren't fit for professionals. They lack showers and standard fitness equipment.



How is a locker room that lacks showers fit for college soccer?
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PostPosted: 09/10/18 8:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's not. I actually live pretty close to Rutgers. the field is below high school standards. I don't go to games because it's a terrible facility. There's no parking lot, you park on grass and when it's been raining all week, it's impossible to get out. I hope and pray that either the RedBulls or NYCFC buy the team. I'm not surprised no one wants to play for them. They'll be just as bad next season unless things improve.



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PostPosted: 09/12/18 10:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

reports are coming out that SkyBlue may fold this offseason with NYCFC possibly being granted an expansion team for 2020 along with LAFC. NWSL is looking to restructure itself this offseason and may not add any expansion teams.



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PostPosted: 09/14/18 5:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So down to 8 teams for 2019...UGH.


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PostPosted: 09/15/18 3:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Of course it's not a definite. But when players and STH are protesting the team it's not a good sign.



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PostPosted: 09/15/18 5:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I keep hoping NYRB or NYCFC will buy this team. The Sky Blue front office is just a joke. It would be sad to lose another team if they fold and it would look horrid for the league from a perception standpoint to lose 3 teams in 2 years.


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PostPosted: 01/12/19 11:35 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

More details on the Sky Blue mess and if any of their draft picks will show up.

http://www.philly.com/soccer/nwsl-draft-sky-blue-fc-hailie-mace-julia-ashley-tony-novo-20190111.html



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PostPosted: 01/24/19 5:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SkyBlue Top draft picks to bail on team.

https://thinkprogress.org/womens-soccer-no-toilets-draft-picks-329b69f9d522/



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PostPosted: 02/12/19 11:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SkyBlue make statement on upcoming season and player's living conditions.





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PostPosted: 07/24/19 9:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue FC aims to leave Rutgers’ Yurcak Field after 2019 NWSL season, but next home isn’t set yet.

https://www.inquirer.com/soccer/nwsl-sky-blue-fc-yurcak-field-red-bull-arena-alyse-lahue-20190724.html



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PostPosted: 08/05/19 5:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's happening!! Sky Blue moving Aug. 18 game to Red Bull Arena to accommodate ticket demand!

https://skybluefc.com/2019/08/05/sky-blue-fc-moves-august-18th-match-to-red-bull-arena-to-accommodate-increased-attendance/



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PostPosted: 08/07/19 7:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue have already passed their attendance record which was back in 2009(6,000+). Really feel they'll get around 10k for this game.



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PostPosted: 08/08/19 3:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
It's happening!! Sky Blue moving Aug. 18 game to Red Bull Arena to accommodate ticket demand!

https://skybluefc.com/2019/08/05/sky-blue-fc-moves-august-18th-match-to-red-bull-arena-to-accommodate-increased-attendance/


May snag a ticket in that case but eould be last minute

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PostPosted: 08/19/19 9:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue FC drew 9,400+ at Red Bull Arena yesterday. Apparently the rent is ridiculously high, so the likelihood of them returning there seem slim. But definitely some hope for 2020 that their front office finally has their act together.



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PostPosted: 08/19/19 10:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If the Red Bulls would just go ahead and buy the team and relocate it to Harrison, there would be no rent to pay.


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PostPosted: 09/16/19 2:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue's final home game has been moved to Red Bull Arena (Sept. 29). It will be a double-header with the Red Bulls. Sky Blue will now play at 11am with the Red Bulls' game at 5pm.

This could be a good sign for next season if they can get an agreement with them to play a select few games there. Or, the Red Bulls can just buy the team already.



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PostPosted: 09/29/19 5:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue draw 8,314 in their second game and season finale at Red Bull Arena. Lots of hope for 2020 that they'll stay in NJ. The likelihood is Montclair(MSU) with a few games at RBA.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/soccer/2019/09/29/sky-blue-fc-ends-season-tie-red-bull-arena/2443369001/

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Whether Lloyd and the rest of Sky Blue will play at Red Bull Arena next season is not yet known. What is for certain, however, is that this season is poised to propel Sky Blue into a new chapter.



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 8:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sky Blue finish up 32% in attendance from 2018. League up 21% so far and will surpass the WNBA in average attendance for the first time.

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2019-nwsl-attendance/



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PostPosted: 09/30/19 2:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sky Blue finish up 32% in attendance from 2018. League up 21% so far and will surpass the WNBA in average attendance for the first time.

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2019-nwsl-attendance/


*Westchester

Was at RBA was great crowd looked like what was announced and this GM is working her ASS off

That said I think long term Montclair a better long term home RB2 has made it a top rate facility

Spoke to the leader of the supporters club she wasn't as optimistic still think the Somerset patriots ballpark is an option (well it is more convient to the rails but that is a funky field)

Big hurdle with Montclair is no rail access on weekends

Dunno if all games at RBA is feasible given the 11am kick just to shoehorn in this game

The sides were full

The ends except for cloud 9 and some away fans were barren

Because Bevco (red bull hq) has final say on everything there can't be the synergy that the MLS owned clubs enjoy...i doubt Bevco has interest in NWSL but RBA for big games would work but even true DHS would be hard imho

There was no sky blue merch or anything just their pa guy and some freebies and the fan night raffle

Montclair would work and likely youd be looking at the newest cloud 9 member if that happened likely replacing my adjunct sun plan

I'm excited but guarded much to be done...both crowds were good but not great

Also that annoying country over club opponent rooting (laroux returning doesn't count that was big) still prevails but that is what it is



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PostPosted: 10/09/19 11:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reign FC's numbers are updated through their September 29th home game. Chart has Reign with 11 games, but they have played all 12 home games. Their overall attendance was 62,551 for a 12-game average of 5,213 not the 5,411 the SSD has.

Houston's numbers are also wrong. Through 12 games, the Dash drew 48,631 for a 12-game average of 4,053 not the 3,615 that SSD lists.

All attendance numbers are from the league site. The other 7 teams are correct.


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PostPosted: 11/18/19 12:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SkyBlue moving to Red Bull Arena in 2020.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardmegdal/2019/11/18/sky-blue-fc-to-play-2020-matches-at-red-bull-arena/#574853c168ff



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PostPosted: 11/19/19 2:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hopefully the next step is RBNY buying the team outright.


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