(March 18, 2015) – The Boston Breakers will head to Florida next week to continue their preseason preparations with an eight-day road trip. The Breakers will play two games against the Jamaican Women’s National Team during the road trip.
The first of two matches against the “Reggae Girlz” takes place Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET, at Flagler College in St. Augustine, just outside of Jacksonville. The teams meet again Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, on the outskirts of Orlando.
“We are excited we can play two quality games in Florida against a national team,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “We see this as good preparation as we continue through preseason camp.”
The Breakers will spend four days in Jacksonville before heading to Orlando to round out their preseason trip.
Jamaica, No. 72 in the latest FIFA Women’s Rankings, most recently played in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in October. The Reggae Girlz beat Martinique, 6-0, to open the tournament, which served as the qualifier for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Following the win over Martinique, Jamaica lost, 2-1, to Costa Rica and 3-1 to Mexico.
Also while in Florida, the Breakers coaching staff and players will meet players and staff from the Florida Elite Soccer Academy (FESA). The Breakers partnered with the Florida Elite Soccer Academy in February to be FESA’s professional affiliate.
The Breakers will play Boston College Friday in Newton, Mass. at 12:30 p.m., in a closed-door practice match. It will be their first preseason game of the year. The Breakers plan to play one final practice match when they return from Florida prior to the start of the NWSL regular season.