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Sky Blue FC Win Final Game of NWSL Fall Series

Football

While Giants, Jets, Yankees disappoint, Sky Blue FC top Chicago Red Stars in last game until Spring 2021.

October 12, 2020
Source: Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo
Source: Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo

The GIST: While the New York football teamsโ€™ dumpster fire seasons continue to burn on, the Yankees enter the offseason disappointed from their playoff loss. On the pitch, Sky Blue FC closed out the NWSL Fall Series with a decisive win.

๐ŸˆNot close enough: It was another dark day to be a New York football fan as both the Giants and Jets dropped to 0-5. The Jets suffered a brutal beatdown, this time at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. The Gang Green struggled to score with quarterback (QB) Joe Flacco filling in for injured Sam Darnold, ultimately losing 10โ€“30. 

  • The Giants, on the other hand, kept up with the Dallas Cowboys all game. Tied 34โ€“34 with less than thirty seconds left in the game, Cowboys fill-in QB Andy Dalton threw a 30-yard bomb to put Dallas in range for a field goal, which they barely made to win it. Sigh, another loss for the G-Men.

โšพ๏ธMoving on and getting over: ICYMI, the Yankees were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series (ALDS) on Friday after a game-winning homer from Los Rayos closed the series 3-2. This is the second straight year the Yanks ended their season in the ALDS. With lofty goals and the talent to back it up, the Bronx Bombers hoped this year would be different. 

  • Nevertheless, an inconsistent regular season led to an inconsistent postseason with both brilliant and disastrous moments. Now the Yanks are left to an important offseason with decisions to be made around pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton and second baseman DJ LeMahieu, all of whom are entering free agency. 

โšฝ๏ธOn the pitch: Sky Blue FC closed out the NWSL Fall Series on Saturday with a 4โ€“1 win over the Chicago Red Stars, a team who beat the club by the same margin earlier in the series. You love to see it. Sky Blue now enters the offseason until preseason begins in spring 2021. The countdown is on.