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Royals down Sky Blue 1-0 in NWSL's Challenge Cup

Kailen Sheridan Sky Blue FC
Posted at 3:21 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 15:21:50-04

HERRIMAN, Utah — Amy Rodriguez scored in the 41st minute and the Utah Royals defeated Sky Blue 1-0 in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament.

Rodriguez took a cross from Vero Boquete on a perfectly timed run and evaded three defenders for the goal at Zions Bank Stadium.

It was the first victory for new Royals coach Craig Harrington, and it moved the Royals into second in the tournament standings.

The tournament is being played in the Salt Lake City area without fans.