(Jan. 16, 2017) – The Boston Breakers announced today that forward Kyah Simon will not return to the club in 2017. The Breakers, however, hold Simon’s rights for the 2017 season.
Simon started 14 of the 17 games she appeared in, scoring one goal and tallying one assist in 1,293 minutes during the 2016 NWSL season. In three NWSL seasons with the Breakers, Simon scored six goals and four assists in 41 games.
“I’m saddened to announce I will not be returning to the Breakers for the 2017 NWSL season. It was a difficult decision for me to make. It's great to see the progress and changes the club is forming for the coming season, which has made it even tougher for me to come to this conclusion,” Simon said. “I love the city, the club, my teammates and most importantly the fans, but for me I need to put my personal needs first and make 2017 a year to freshen up here in Australia, to get my mind and body back to 100 percent health and fitness, and be ready for the next season.”
Simon made her Boston Breakers debut in 2012 in WPSL Elite, leading the team and league with 12 goals.
“I will miss Boston and everything it has to offer,” Simon added. “I want to thank everyone at the Breakers and all the fans for welcoming me with open arms and making Boston my home away from home, I'd like to wish Matt and the girls all the best for the coming NWSL season.”
“It’s tough to lose Kyah, but this has been an ongoing discussion for some time, so we were aware and have planned for this happening,” Boston Breakers President of Soccer Operations Lee Billiard said. “It's been a couple of whirlwind years for Kyah and we fully respect her decision to have a refresh year.”
Season tickets for 2017 are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting breakerstickets.com.