Breakers Head Home Victorious
Boston ends away stretch with a 4-2 win in Western New York
July 26, 2014 – After a strong offensive showing in the first half, the Boston Breakers defeated the Western New York Flash in a 4-2 road victory last night at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester.
Prior to last night's match, the Breakers had played their seven previous games without a win, including a 2-1 loss to the Flash just one month before. The Flash was also without Abby Wambach last night as the USWNT star continues to recover from a knee injury.[+]
BOSTON BREAKERS WAIVE JAZMYNE AVANT
HANOVER, Mass. (July 24, 2014) – The Boston Breakers have waived defender Jazmyne Avant, the club announced today.
"We would like to thank Jazmyne for everything she contributed durning her time as a Boston Breaker,” Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. " We wish her all the best in her future soccer career."
In 2014, Avant has appeared in 12 games and registered 778 minutes on the field. She was signed by the Breakers on June 28, 2013 after beginning the NWSL season with Portland Thorns FC. With the Breakers in 2013, she played in 11 games, logging 990 minutes at outside back . Avant registered just one assist with Boston in her debut match, a 3-2 win on June 30, 2013 over Sky Blue FC. Signed by Portland on Feb. 20, 2013, as a Discovery Player, Avant played in four matches (two starts) and totaled 212 minutes with the Thorns FC.
In her college career, Avant appeared in 97 matches (79 starts) during a four-year career at the University of Florida from 2008-11. An All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection as a senior, the native Texan helped guide the Gators to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2011. Finishing her time in Gainesville with 12 assists, Avant registered a career-high four assists as a junior in 2010, and was an SEC All-Freshman team selection in 2008.
The Breakers next home game will be against Western New York Flash at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday August 3rd at Harvard Stadium. To purchase tickets to all Breakers home games, visit www.breakerstickets.com.
Western New York Flash to host Boston Breakers this Friday
Last of the seven away game stretch for the Boston Breakers
July 24, 2014 - The Boston Breakers are off to Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, NY to challenge the Western New York Flash to a rematch (7:30 pm EST kickoff) in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). This is the last away game for the Breakers before they return to Harvard Stadium.
Friday is the second match between the Boston Breakers and the Western New York Flash. Currently, the Flash are in sixth place (7-9-3) while the Breakers are in last (3-13-2) in the NWSL standings.
BREAKERS ACADEMY PARTNER WITH STRIKERS UNITED
Breakers Academy to create new development pathway in Acton Boxborough
Boston Breakers 6-3 loss to the Portland Thorns FC
Thorns advance to third place
July 21, 2014 - The Boston Breakers and Portland Thorns FC played for the second time in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season at Providence Park in front of 14,383 fans resulting in a 6-3 loss for the Breakers.
As in many games, the Breaker came out strong in the first half, ready to score and in the 14th minute of play Katie Schoepfer made it happen with an assist from Jazmine Reeves. Only 6 minutes later Bianca Sierra was called for a foul on Alex Morgan resulting in a penalty kick taken by Allie Long and a goal for the Thorns FC, her ninth of the year. Tying up the match.[+]
Portland Thorns host Boston Breakers at Providence Park this Sunday
Breakers hope to end losing streak
July 18th, 2014 - The Boston Breakers travel to Portland, OR to take on the Portland Thorns at Providence Park (5p.m. EST kickoff) in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The Breakers have two more games away before they return back to Harvard Stadium.
Sunday will be the second match between the Portland Thorns FC and the Boston Breakers. At present, the Thorns are in fourth place in the NWSL standings (7-6-4) while the Breakers are in last (3-12-2).[+]
WPSL Playoffs await for Breakers Reserves
College Academy runners-up in fine season
July 16, 2014 – After finishing 1st in the New England division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), the Boston Breakers Reserves will be heading into the regional playoffs. Along with ASA Charge (South Atlantic), CFC Passion (Mid Atlantic) and New York Athletic Club (Tri State), the Reserves will compete for a place in the WPSL Finals, which take place on July 26th/27th . The signs for the future are extremely encouraging for the Breakers as the College Academy secured a runners-up place in the league.
Working under Head Coach Frankie D’Agostino, the Breakers Reserves won nine and tied one in an undefeated regular season. Elizabeth Karoly, who graduated as Texas Christian University’s all-time top scorer, led the team with eight goals and two assists. Fellow forward Jasmin Corniel, out of Fairfield University, was close behind as she hit the target with seven strikes and a pair of assists. The side put together a sequence of five consecutive victories to begin with and ended the season with 45 goals to their name and only eight conceded.[+]
The Breakers second loss to the Dash
Boston falls to the Heat of Houston
July 12, 2014 - The Boston Breakers and Houston Dash met at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas in front on 4,063 fans last night. It was the second meeting for the two clubs and the Dash walking with the 2-1 win due to a great showing from forward Kealia Ohai who scored both goals.
The Breakers tried a new formation with pulling midfielders Kristie Mewis and Heather O'Reilly back into the outside defense and were missing forward Lianne Sanderson up top due to an accumulative red card in the Seattle match.[+]
BOSTON BREAKERS SIGN DEFENDER RACHEL WOOD
HANOVER, Mass. (July 11, 2014) – The Boston Breakers announced today that the club has signed defender Rachel Wood. Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
As a member of the Breakers’ reserves program, Wood played nine games and registered one goal and three assists. Prior to joining the Breakers, she played with HK/Vikinger in Iceland. A native of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Wood played in college at North Carolina and UC Irvine.
Rematch for Boston Breakers and Houston Dash this Friday
Breakers in search of the win
July 10, 2014 - The Boston Breakers take on the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) at the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentiria (BBVA) Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas (9 p.m. EST kickoff). This is the second-to-last of the Breakers seven consecutive away matches.
The teams have met once this season and the Breakers are hoping for a rally win. The Houston Dash is only one spot above the Breakers in the NWSL standings with a record of 4-10-1 similar to the Breakers of 3-11-2.[+]
Hard defeat in Seattle for the Breakers
Reign FC holds their undefeated season
July 7, 2014 - The Boston Breakers, while evenly matched with the Seattle Reign, were defeated 3-2 on their seventh away match for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season. The match was played at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium Sunday night. The Breakers remain in last place with a record of 3-11-2.
The game opened with Boston starter, Nkem Ezurike, wide shot on goal, quickly followed by another shot on goal by Heather O’Reilly, which was blocked by Reign FC goalkeeper, Hope Solo, in the second minute of play. Within the next ten minutes of play Alyssa Naeher is able to make four saves holding the score 0-0.[+]
Breakers at Seattle Reign FC this Sunday
Boston looks for its comeback against the Reign
July 5, 2014 - The Boston Breakers travel to Seattle, Wash. to Memorial Stadium to take on the Seattle Reign FC (7 p.m. EST kickoff) in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The game is their fifth out of seven consecutive away matches.
Currently, the Breakers are 3-10-2, keeping them in last place in the NWSL, while Seattle Reign FC are in first with a record of 12-0-3. Sunday will be the third meeting for the two teams this season.[+]
Bostonís inspiring battle in Washington
Breakers head home after hard fought tie
July 3, 2014 – The Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit met for the third and final time in the 2014 NWSL season at Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday night in front of 2,673 fans. The match was full of controversial calls for both sides yet it was a penalty kick for Washington in the 91st minute put away by Diana Matheson that sent Boston home with a 3-3 tie.
The game started with Boston coming out strong and given a penalty kick just after the opening whistle. Heather O’Reilly gave a perfectly placed through pass to Jazmine Reeves who was fouled inside the box. It was O’Reilly to take the shot and give Boston the 1-0 lead only three minutes into the match. Boston continued on with the pressure and Nkem Ezurike was fouled inside the box and again O’Reilly stepped up to convert the penalty. She put it past Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to give Boston an early 2-0 lead in the 7th minute of play.[+]
Boston takes the road to Washington
Breakers bound for a win
July 1, 2014- The Boston Breakers continue on their seven-away game stretch this Wednesday to take on the Washington Spirit. Kickoff will be 7 p.m. EST at Maryland SoccerPlex. This meeting will be the third and final for the season.
The Breakers have been host for both matches at Harvard Stadium where each were hard fought battles. The first was back on May 28th, Boston had a solid lead but the Spirit walked away with a lucky 3-2 win. The next was on June 11th when the Breakers were coming off a 2-0 loss in Kansas City and were pumped to return home looking to settle the score. Boston shook things up and played their bench which worked out to their advantage and shut the Spirit out with the commanding 2-0 win.[+]
Breakers seen off by the Flash
Lloyd double ensures road loss
June 27, 2014 – The Boston Breakers fell to their tenth loss of the season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as they were beaten 2-1 at the Western New York Flash on Friday evening. An 82nd-minute goal by Flash captain Carli Lloyd, her second of the night, was enough to condemn the Breakers, who had restored parity through Nkem Ezurike.
Boston was tested early on in proceedings as the in-form Samantha Kerr got in behind the backline only to shoot wide of Alyssa Naeher’s far post. Lloyd was dangerous throughout for Western New York and Breakers captain Cat Whitehill had to be alert to put one of her cut-backs out for a corner. Whitehill was then called into action again as she cleared one off the line from the lively Kerr, looking to add to her five goals for the season.[+]
Sunday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.:
BREAKERS VS. WNY FLASH
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m.:
BREAKERS AT FC KANSAS CITY
Sunday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m:
BREAKERS VS. PORTLAND THORNS FC
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m:
BREAKERS AT CHICAGO RED STARS
Sunday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m:
BREAKERS VS. HOUSTON DASH - HOME FINALE!