Breakers hit the road, aiming for three points Sunday at FC Kansas City

(Aug. 26, 2016) - The Breakers will return to the field this weekend, looking to pick up where they left off after almost a month away from NWSL action. Sunday, the Breakers go up against FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village (6 p.m. ET kickoff) in Kansas City, Mo.

By Anna Padilla

(Aug. 26, 2016) - The Breakers will return to the field this weekend, looking to pick up where they left off after almost a month away from NWSL action. Sunday, the Breakers go up against FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village (6 p.m. ET kickoff) in Kansas City, Mo.

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Just before the break, Boston had a momentum-changing win against the Orlando Pride on July 31. In front of a sold-out and record-breaking crowd of 4,379 at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass., the Breakers evened their season record against Orlando after losing to the Pride just a few weeks prior. Not only did the Breakers snap a five-game losing streak, but newly signed forward, England’s Natasha Dowie, scored the winning goal in her debut game for Boston. Just 10 minutes into the game, Dowie took advantage of a back pass from the Orlando defense and put a shot past Pride goalkeeper Kaitlyn Savage. The Breakers’ defense proved solid as they kept a clean sheet for keeper Jami Kranich, earning their second shutout of the season.

The Breakers hope to build on their victory over Orlando and to have a positive record in the last month of the season, and that could start Sunday by earning three points over FC Kansas City. In their last match against the Blues in May, the Breakers secured their first win of 2016, beating the Blues, 1-0, at Jordan Field. A header goal from U.S. Women’s National Team defender Whitney Engen and a four-save performance from keeper Libby Stout, helped earn the victory, which also was head coach Matt Beard’s first win of his NWSL career.

“Obviously, we’ve come off a positive result (against Orlando). We’ve had a good three weeks of training, and it’s good to have Whitney Engen and Kyah (Simon) back. We’ve also got Kristie Mewis back and Libby Stout, so for the first time in (several weeks), we’ve got a full squad to choose from. That’s really, really pleasing,” Beard said. “We’re looking forward to the game. Kansas has had a bit of a similar season to us, and we finished on a positive result last time. We’re looking to take that positivity into the next game, especially since we’ve got strength and depth within the group now.”

With a record of 4-7-4 record, FC Kansas City is only two spots above the Breakers in the NWSL table. The Blues most recently lost to the Chicago Red Stars, 1-0, prior to the Olympic break. Red Star Stephanie McCaffrey scored in the 54th minute, and FC Kansas City was never able to equalize.

The Breakers return home Wednesday, facing the Houston Dash at Jordan Field at 8 p.m. ET. Boston will then go to the West Coast to take on Portland Thorns FC on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. ET before returning home Sept. 7 to face the Western New York Flash (7 p.m. ET). Tickets to all Boston Breakers home games can be purchased by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting breakerstickets.com.

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