(April 27, 2017) – The Boston Breakers, fresh off a 1-0 win last Sunday at home against Sky Blue FC, return to Jordan Field in Allston, Mass., Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET clash with Seattle Reign FC.
The match can be seen on the go90 app or go90.com (U.S. only) and NWSLsoccer.com (international fans only).
The Breakers got a goal in the 37th minute Sunday from Natasha Dowie and four saves from goalkeeper Abby Smith to preserve the 1-0 win over their New Jersey rivals, Sky Blue FC. Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard knows Seattle poses a threat, but stressed that sticking to a game plan will bode well for the hosts.
“Similar to the test against Sky Blue, obviously they’re an organized side, they like to possess the ball, and they give us a different challenge because technically they’ve got some very gifted players,” Beard said. “They can play through the thirds, they can go long, they can be direct, they can mix it up. They’ve got some very, very good players in their team. It’s a challenge we’re looking forward to.”
The win over the weekend moved Boston’s record to 1-1-0, following a season-opening loss to FC Kansas City on the road April 16. The Breakers look to win two in a row for the first time since August 2016 and two straight home games for the first time since 2015.
“Sunday vs. Sky Blue, from our standpoint, was an improved performance. We know, as a group, what we need to do better. We know as long as we stick to the game plan, and as long as we make the right decisions, we can create goal-scoring opportunities, we can force teams into mistakes, and we can win games,” Beard added. “No better test than against one of the teams that is favorites for the shield and favorites for the playoffs. As long as we get an improved performance Saturday night, that’s what I’m looking for.”
Following Saturday's game, the Breakers remain at Jordan Field. They take on the North Carolina Courage on Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m. ET. Tickets are available by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting breakerstickets.com.