Head To Head: Sofia Huerta v Amy Harrison

Sydney FC host the Wanderers in a bumper Westfield W-League #SydneyDerby at Cromer Park on Saturday afternoon (kick off 5pm AEDT).

Midfielders Sofia Huerta and Amy Harrison are instrumental to each side, and will no doubt play a hand in deciding where the three points return to post-match.

Huerta is one of the first names on the Sky Blues’ team sheet, with the American a guiding light in midfield, and she’s tasked with even more responsibility now following the departure of Chloe Logarzo.  

For Harrison, it’s another clash against the side that launched her Westfield W-League career, with the former Sky Blue now an integral member of Wanderers’ Head Coach Dean Heffernan’s squad.

The Sky Blues are out for revenge, following defeat in the first derby of the season, and their desires for three points will be buoyed by their recent form at the Manly venue which has been a happy hunting ground for goalscorers.

Let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between the two midfielders.  

 

11.Sofia Huerta

 

7.Amy Harrison

27

AGE

23

170cm

HEIGHT

171cm

Idaho, United States

BORN

Sydney, Australia

Midfielder

POSITION

Midfielder

Chicago Red Stars

Adelaide United (loan)

Houston Dash

Sydney FC (loan)

FORMER CLUBS

Sydney FC

Washington Spirit

Western Sydney Wanderers

133 (44 goals)

CLUB APPEARANCES

63 (5 goals)

7 (0 goals)

INT’L APPEARANCES

10 (0 goals)

9 games played

2 goals

1 assist

11 shots on target

16 key passes

78.9% pass accuracy

45.5% duel success rate

7 tackles won

 

2019/20 A-LEAGUE STATS

9 games played

2 goals

0 assists

5 shots on target

11 key passes

74.8% pass accuracy

51.8% duel success rate

9 tackles won

 

 

While the stats are close between the pair, it’s Sky Blue star Huerta who just nudges ahead, with an assist to her name and more key passes, and the American’s influence on Sydney FC’s build up can’t be underestimated.

Huerta also boasts more shots on target, and a higher passing accuracy, while Harrison’s defensive efforts just outweigh the former Houston star, with two more tackles won and a higher duel success rate.

Sydney FC are back in action in the #SydneyDerby this Saturday 15 February at Cromer Park, Manly (kick off 5pm AEDT). Get there to back your Sky Blues by purchasing tickets here.