Ten days ago, the Breakers took down first-place Sky Blue FC. Saturday night in Oregon, the Breakers look to defeat second-place Portland Thorns FC at JELD-WEN Field. They also look to extend a two-game unbeaten streak after going five games without a victory. The Breakers drew, 1-1, with Seattle Wednesday night, courtesy of a goal by Sydney Leroux, now the co-league leader in goals scored with Lauren Cheney. The two U.S. national teamers have eight goals on the season.
Entering a crucial stretch of the season, the Breakers look to pick up a critical three points Saturday night (10:30 p.m. ET start) against Portland, which is on a two-game winless stretch.
The fifth-place Breakers are chasing fourth-place Western New York (6-3-4), and after Boston’s draw Wednesday with Seattle, coupled with Western New York’s 1-0 loss Thursday to the Chicago Red Stars, the Breakers (4-5-4) are currently six points back of the Flash and eight points behind third-place FC Kansas City (7-4-3). The Flash and FC Kansas City face each other Sunday afternoon. A FCKC win would benefit the Breakers.
Boston remains on the road after Saturday night’s contest, next stopping in New Jersey to face Sky Blue FC July 13 at 7 p.m. ET at Yurcak Field. The Breakers will look to avenge a 5-1 loss they suffered in New Jersey last month. The Breakers then return home July 21 to take on Portland (4 p.m. ET start) before heading out to FC Kansas City for a make-up date with the Blues. The initial scheduled matchup was postponed back on April 20.
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