The Breakdown - A look back at the week in Breakers news

(Jan. 20, 2017) – Welcome to another edition of the Breakdown, where we look back at the week in Breakers news.

It was announced Monday Australian forward Kyah Simon will not return 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.

Read more about Kyah at: http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/930036.html.


Relive the 2017 NWSL Draft! The Breakers recapped each draft pick every day this week on social media, beginning Sunday with Rose Lavelle and continuing each day after with Morgan Andrews, Ify Onumonu, Margaret Purce, Sammy Jo Prudhomme, and Hayley Dowd.

Check out some of the content:

Rose: https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/820726030889586688

Morgan: https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/821155022474006528

Ify: https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/821439562308354049

Margaret:  https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/821832134256193536

Sammy Jo: https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/822101858294595584

Hayley: https://twitter.com/BostonBreakers/status/822500246718660608


The Boston Breakers will hold an open tryout on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Forekicks II (219 Forest St., Marlboro, Mass.). The indoor surface is a state-of-the-art field turf that takes both cleats and indoor shoes.

The Breakers are holding an open tryout in order to identify and select talent ahead of the National Women’s Soccer League pro team season and Women’s Premier Soccer League Boston Breakers Reserve, College Academy, and Under-20 team seasons. The tryout session time will be confirmed after payment is received. Registration is limited.

All candidates are responsible for their own travel expenses to and in the Boston area. A participation waiver will need to be signed at the field prior to participation, and proof of health insurance must be shown.

Read more about the tryout and register at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/929964.html.


In Australia, Megan Oyster and the Newcastle Jets visit Sydney FC Saturday (1 a.m. ET), while Natasha Dowie and Melbourne Victory have the weekend off. Dowie is currently second in the league with nine goals, which is a new Melbourne Victory single-season record.

In other news …

The 2017 NWSL season will be here before you know it! Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704.

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