November 29, 2016 DASHING IN
Breakers acquire Canadian defender
The Boston Breakers have acquired Canadian defender Allysha Chapman from the Houston Dash for international roster spots and a draft pick, the team announced Tuesday.
November 10, 2016 NEW PRESIDENTS
Breakers add to front office
The Boston Breakers have named Mark Thomas president of business operations and Lee Billiard president of soccer operations and development, the team announced Thursday.
September 7, 2016 CELLAR DWELLERS
Breakers hold on, draw with Flash
ALLSTON, Mass. -- The Boston Breakers were assured of last place in the NWSL standings after a 2-2 tie with the Western New York Flash before a 1,425 crowd at Jordan Field Wednesday night.
September 4, 2016 PRICKLY DEFEAT
Breakers trounced by Thorns
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Boston Breakers sustained their second successive defeat, falling, 5-1, to the Portland Thorns before a 17,152 crowd at Providence Park Sunday night.
August 31, 2016 LOSING WAYS
Breakers' win streak snapped by Dash
ALLSTON, Mass. -- The Boston Breakers’ two-game winning streak was snapped as they fell, 3-1, to the Houston Dash in a NWSL game before a 3,762 crowd at Jordan Field Wednesday night.
August 16, 2016 CHANGING DATES
Breakers-Flash match moved up
The Boston Breakers’ game against the Western New York Flash scheduled Thursday, Sept. 8 has been moved to a 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 kickoff at Jordan Field.
July 31, 2016 BREAKING GOOD
Dowie scores in debut
ALLSTON, Mass. -- England international Natasha Dowie converted a goal in her NWSL debut as the Boston Breakers took a 1-0 win over the Orlando Pride before a 4,379 sellout crowd at Jordan Field Sunday night.
July 17, 2016 FRUSTRATING RESULT
Breakers bounced by Sky Blue FC
The Boston Breakers scored more than once in a game for the first time this season, but their losing streak extended to five games with a 3-2 loss to Sky Blue FC before a 3,314 crowd at Jordan Field Sunday.
July 10, 2016 STOPPED IN STOPPAGE
Breakers downed by Pride
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Boston Breakers surrendered two goals after the 90th minute in falling, 2-1, to the Orlando Pride before a 5,842 crowd at Camping World Stadium Sunday night.
June 10, 2016 HOME RESULT
Breakers draw with first-place Spirit
The Boston Breakers increased their home unbeaten streak to two games, playing the first-place Washington Spirit to a 1-1 tie before a season-high 4,007 crowd at Jordan Field Friday night.
May 27, 2016 BLANKED AGAIN
Breakers fall to Flash
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Lynn Williams scored twice in a one-minute span of the second half as the Western New York Flash downed the Boston Breakers, 4-0, at Rhino’s Stadium Friday night.
May 22, 2016 MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
Breakers capture first victory
U.S. national team defender Whitney Engen’s 19th-minute goal off a corner kick made the difference as the the Boston Breakers defeated FC Kansas City, 1-0, for their first win of the season before a 3,288 crowd at Harvard’s Jordan Field Sunday night.
May 18, 2016 INAPPROPRIATE
Breakers fined by NWSL
CHICAGO -- The Boston Breakers have been fined an undisclosed amount for inappropriate conduct directed at match officials by assistant coach Dushawne Simpson following Friday's game against Sky Blue FC.
May 11, 2016 GK CHANGE
Breakers bring back Jami Kranich
The Boston Breakers have signed goalkeeper Jami Kranich to replace Abby Smith, who sustained a season-ending injury last week, the team announced Wednesday.
May 7, 2016 HARD PRESS-ED
Breakers fall to Chicago 1-0
ALLSTON, Mass.--- A second half set-piece goal from Christen Press gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers, in front of 3,662 fans at Jordan Field Saturday night.
MATTER OF TIME
Breakers surrender late decider to Thorns
The Boston Breakers contained U.S. Women’s National Team star Tobin Heath for most of the match, but could not stop Heath from making a decisive second-half play in a 1-0 loss to the Portland Thorns before 3,698 at Jordan Field Sunday night.
April 26, 2016 LOOKING FORWARD
Breakers sign striker
The Boston Breakers have signed forward Elise Krieghoff and placed Sinead Farrelly on the 45-day disabled list, the team announced Tuesday.
April 24, 2016 REIGNED-OUT
Breakers fall to Seattle 3-0
ALLSTON, Mass. – The Seattle Reign scored twice in the first half and once in the second, spoiling the Boston Breaker’ home opener Sunday night with a 3-0 victory in front of a near sellout crowd of 3,743 at Jordan Field.
April 16, 2016 DISPIRITED
Breakers bounced by Washington in opener
BOYDS, Md. -- The Boston Breakers surrendered a third-minute goal in falling, 1-0, to the Washington Spirit in the NWSL season-opener before 3,578 at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.
April 8, 2016 EIGHT IS ENOUGH
Breakers blast BC Eagles
NEWTON, Mass. -- The Boston Breakers followed the lead of former Boston College stars Stephanie McCaffrey and Kristie Mewis, plus a three-goal performance from Swedish midfielder Louise Schillgard, to take an 8-0 win over the Eagles in a preseason match at the Newton Soccer Complex Friday.
March 31, 2016 ELITE LOSS
Breakers fall in final Florida match
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Boston Breakers got a late goal from Elise Krieghoff but lost, 3-1, to the Florida Elite Soccer Academy U16/U17 boys select team Wednesday night.
March 26, 2016 STILL LEARNING
Breakers fall to Florida State Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Boston Breakers could not capitalize on advantages in possession and shots, surrendering an 80th-minute goal in falling, 1-0, to the Florida State Seminoles in a preseason match Saturday.
March 14, 2016 BREAK OVER
Boston NSWL team reports this week
The Boston Breakers open preseason training this week with a 28-player roster that includes U.S. national team forward Stephanie McCaffrey and leading scorer Kristie Mewis.
March 9, 2016 'KEEPER COACH
Breakers hire Caine to replace Ashley Phillips
The Boston Breakers named Neill Caine goalkeeper coach this week, replacing Ashley Phillips, who has been appointed head coach of the Northeastern University women’s team. Phillips will remain with the Breakers as a consultant.
February 18, 2016 ROAD OPENER
Breakers will visit Washington Spirit
The Boston Breakers will open the NWSL season on the road, meeting the Washington Spirit at the Maryland Soccer Plex in Boyds, Md., April 16. The Breakers then meet the Seattle Reign FC Sunday, April 24, in their 2016 home opener.
January 15, 2016 CENTRAL PLANNING
Breakers make Westphal No. 3 pick in NWSL draft
The Boston Breakers made a dramatic move to bolster the team through the middle of the field in the NWSL draft Friday. The Breakers traded their first allocation spot to acquire the No. 3 overall pick from the Portland Thorns, selecting Christen Westphal, a central defender from the University of Florida.
December 18, 2015 SMALL TRADE
Breakers get a pick from Reign
HANOVER, Mass. – The Boston Breakers have acquired a second-round pick in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for an international roster spot for 2016.
November 23, 2015 SHE'S THE NEW 'KEEPER
Breakers sign Libby Stout
HANOVER, Mass. – After trading long time starting goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher earlier in the day, the Boston Breakers announced today the signing of goalkeeper Elizabeth “Libby” Stout.
November 23, 2015 TRADE WINDS BLOW
Breakers acquire Whitney Engen from Chicago
HANOVER, Mass. The Boston Breakers have acquired U.S. Women’s National Team defender Whitney Engen, a second-round pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2016 College Draft and their natural second-round pick in the 2017 College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars. In return, the Breakers are sending goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and a third-round selection (No. 22 overall) in the 2016 NWSL College Draft to Chicago.
October 26, 2015 MAKING DEALS
Breakers acquire McCall Zerboni, Sinead Farrelly
HANOVER, Mass.– The Boston Breakers have acquired midfielders McCall Zerboni and Sinead Farrelly from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for their first-round (No. 2 overall) and second-round (No. 20 overall) picks in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft
September 22, 2015 NEW BOSS
Breakers hire former Liverpool Ladies manager
HANOVER, Mass. – The Boston Breakers have hired Matt Beard as the team’s new head coach. Beard joins the Breakers from Liverpool Ladies FC, where he guided the team to two straight FA Women’s Super League titles. He replaces Tom Durkin who stepped down at the end of the recently concluded season.
August 8, 2015 SKID SNAPPED
Breakers close home season with a 2-1 win
ALSTON, Mass. – Julie King and Kyah Simon scored to give the Boston Breakers a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit In front of 4,137 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in their final home match of the season Saturday night. The win snapped a four-game losing streak.
August 5, 2015 THORN IN THEIR SIDE
Breakers fall to Portland 5-2
PORTLAND, Ore.– The Portland Thorns scored three goals in a five-minute span early in the second half to take a 5-2 win against the Boston Breakers at Providence Park Wednesday night.
August 1, 2015 TOO LITTLE
Breakers fall again, 2-1
ALLSTON, Mass. – Seattle Reign FC took a 2-1 lead over the Boston Breakers on a 59th-minute penalty kick by Kim Little and held on for the victory, handing the hosts a loss on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in front of a sellout crowd of 4,325.
July 25, 2015 FEELING BLUE
Breakers fall 3-1
PISCATAWAY, NJ---Sky Blue FC used a pair of first half goals by Kelley O’Hara to defeat the Boston Breakers 3-1 at Yurcak Field Saturday night,
July 22, 2015 LEAVING IT LATE
Breakers fall 2-1 to Red Stars
ALLSTON, Mass. – An 89th minute goal by Christen Press was the difference as the league-leading Chicago Red Stars beat the Boston Breakers, 2-1, Wednesday night in front of a season-high 3,403 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
July 18, 2015 SKID SNAPPED
Breakers come back for 1-1 draw in Chicago
LISLE, Ill.--- The Boston Breakers snapped a three-game losing streak and earned an important point on the road Saturday night, tying first-place Chicago, 1-1, at the Village of Lisle Benedictine University Sports Complex
July 9, 2015 BREAKERS FALL
KC scores late goal for 3-2 win
ALLSTON, Mass. – A 79th-minute goal from Shea Groom gave FC Kansas City a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 2,525 fans at Soldier’s Field Soccer Stadium Thursday night.
June 28, 2015 DONE IN A FLASH
Breakers fall on first half goals
ALLSTON, Mass. - The Western New York Flash got first half goals from goals from first-year players Lynn Williams and Elizabeth Eddy on their way to a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers Sunday night in front of 2,011 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
June 21, 2015 HOME STREAK SNAPPED
Breakers fall to Reign 3-2 on late goal
ALSTON, Mass. - A late goal from Jess Fishlock gave the Seattle Reign a 3-2 victory and handed the Boston Breakers their first home loss of the season Sunday afternoon in front of 2,145 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
June 6, 2015 STILL GOING
Breakers extend streak to four
BOYDS, MD--– Midfielder Maddy Evans picked the perfect time to score her first professional goal. Less than two minutes after Washington took a 1-0 lead in the second half, Evans tallied the equalizer, earning the Breakers a 1-1 draw at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday.
June 5, 2015 BIG BREAK
Rafina named to Brazilian WWC squad
HANOVER, Mass. – Brazil head coach Vadão named Boston Breakers midfielder Rafaela Travalao (Rafinha) to Brazil’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 roster as an injury replacement for defender Erika.
May 30, 2015 ONE IS ENOUGH
Breakers extend home streak with 1-0 win
HANOVER, Mass.-- - A goal in the 51st minute from Kristie Mewis gave the Boston Breakers gave 1-0 win over FC Kansas City Saturday night at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium as they extended their home unbeaten streak to four games.
May 28, 2015 AMATEUR CALL UPS
Breakers add a pair
HANOVER, Mass. – The Boston Breakers have added defender Samantha Lofton and midfielder Chanel Johnson to their roster as amateur call-ups.
May 22, 2015 STREAK INTACT
Breakers come back for 1-1 draw
ALLSTON, Mass. –A game tying goal from Stephanie McCaffrey kept the Boston Breakers home unbeaten streak intact as they played to a 1-1 draw in front of 1,861 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday night.
May 16, 2015 STREAK SNAPPED
Late Mewis goal lifts Breakers 1-0
ALLSTON, Mass.---Kristie Mewis scored the only goal of the game, giving the Boston Breakers a 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Portland Thorns FC in front of 2,669 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday
May 2, 2015 MELTDOWN
After taking early lead, Breakers fall
ROCHESTER, NY – The Boston Breakers took an early lead Saturday night against the Western New York Flash, but the home side came back with three unanswered goals to secure a 3-1 win at Sahlen’s Stadium.
April 26, 2015 BIG BREAK
Own goal is winner over Dash
BOSTON – The Boston Breakers got first half goals from Julie King and Nkem Ezurike and a late own goal to defeat the Houston Dash 3-2 in front of 2,376 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on the campus of Harvard University on Sunday.
November 18, 2014 SIGNING WITH ARSENAL
Sanderson joins English squad
One day after announcing she will not be returning to the Boston Breakers, forward Lianne Sanderson has signed with the Arsenal Ladies, the team where the 26-year old forward began her career.
November 17, 2014 NOT RETURNING
Breakers' Sanderson to stay in England
HANOVER, Mass. – Boston Breakers forward Lianne Sanderson will not return to the club for the 2015 NWSL season. Due to her national team commitments prior to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Sanderson has decided to remain in England to focus on her preparations without the physical and mental strain of flying back and forth between Boston and England.
August 13, 2014 SPOILING THE SPOILER
Breakers fall to Red Stars 2-0
LISLE, Ill.---Maybe the role of spoiler doesn’t fit the Boston Breakers so well. They fell 2-0 to the Chicago Red Stars who kept their playoff hopes alive with Wednesday’s win at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.
August 10, 2014 A THORN IN THEIR SHOE
Looking to play spoiler, Breakers earn 2-0 win
ALLSTON, Mass. – The Boston Breakers may be out of the race for one of the four National women’s Soccer League playoff spots, but they are looking to play the spoiler. On Sunday evening at Harvard Stadium, they handed one of the contenders, the Portland Thorns a 2-0 loss.
August 9, 2014 RAINY DAY BLUES
Weather, FC Kansas City bounce Breakers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Boston Breaker Amy Rodriguez and Sarah Hagen scored to give FC Kansas City a 2-1 win in a weather shortened game at Durwood Stadium Wednesday night. Heather O’Reilly scored for the Breakers.
The game was delayed two hours and then called at halftime.
August 3, 2014 COMEBACK IS SHORT
Breakers fall in stoppage time
ALLSTON, Mass. – The Boston Breakers made a comeback from two goals down, but second half substitute Sonia Bermudez scored two minutes into stoppage time to give the Western New York Flash a 4-3 win at Harvard Stadium Sunday.
July 25, 2014 ENDING IN A FLASH
Breakers end skid with 4-2 win over WNY
ROCHESTER, NY.– Heather O'Reilly scored two goals and Lianne Sanderson and Jazmyne Reeves each added one as the Boston Breakers ended their three game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium Friday night.
July 20, 2014 BREAKING DOWN
Four unanswered goals lead Thorns to 6-3 win over Boston
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boston Breakers ran into a buzz saw on Sunday. After again getting on the board first, the Breakers allowed the Portland Thorns to score four unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
July 11, 2014 CAN'T HOLD A LEAD
Breakers fall to Dash 2-1
HOUSTON —The Boston Breakers seem to be getting good at taking a lead in games. Holding it--not so much. After scoring the first goal on Friday night, the Breakers fell to the Houston Dash 2-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
June 18, 2014 DEALING DE VANNA
Breakers make trade with Spirit for Bianca Sierra
HANOVER, Mass. – The Boston Breakers have acquired defender Bianca Sierra from the Washington Spirit as well the Spirit's third and fourth round picks in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. In exchange, Boston traded Lisa De Vanna and an international roster spot until the end of the 2014 NWSL season to the Spirit.
June 8, 2014 ROAD BLUES
Breakers fall to KC 2-0
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Lauren Holiday scored on two penalty kicks to led FC Kansas City to a 2-0 win over her former team, the Boston Breakers at Durwood Stadium Saturday night.
June 1, 2014 BRACE NOT ENOUGH
Breakers fall to Spirit 3-2
ALLSTON, Mass.---Lianne Sanderson scored two goals, but it wasn’t enough, as the Washington Spirit came from behind to take a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium Sunday night,
May 20, 2014 TIRED OF LOSING
Breakers fall again
ALLSTON, Mass. - The Boston Breakers ran into a roadblock Sunday night at Harvard Stadium, dropping their second straight game to the Chicago Red Stars, 4-1, in front of 2,123 fans.
May 1, 2014 EZURIKE HEADS NORTH
Breakers star to represent Canada against USA
HANOVER, Mass. - Breakers forward Nkem Ezurike has been recalled to Canada’s Women’s National Team as it prepares for its game with the United States in Winnipeg on May 8. One of her likely opponets on the Investors Group Field pitch will be her Boston teammate Heather O'Reilly.
April 13, 2014 REIGN POURS IT ON
Seattle tops Boston 3-0
SEATTLE---The Boston Breakers held Seattle Reign FC scoreless through the first half, but the Reign struck for two goals in the first nine minutes of the second half en route to a 3-0 win Sunday afternoon on Moda Pitch Field at Memorial Stadium.
April 7, 2014 GROVE SIGNS UP
Breakers get former Maryland star
HANOVER, Mass. - The Breakers have signed midfielder Ashley Grove for the 2014 National Women's Soccer League season. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
April 5, 2014 FINISHING WITH A FLURRY
Breakers end pre-season with 6-0 win over UConn
TAUNTON, Mass.--- Maddy Evans scored three goals, Chelsea Stewart notched two goals, and Katie Schoepfer tallied one to give the Boston Breakers a 6-0 win over the University of Connecticut at ForeKicks Saturday.
Keeper Jami Kranich earned her first full shutout of the preseason.
April 3, 2014 PATHMAN SIGNS ON
Former Duke star joins Breakers
BOSTON — The Breakers have signed former Duke forward and U.S. Under-20 Women's World Cup gold medalist Mollie Pathman. Per team and NWSL policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
March 29, 2014 LATE LIFT
Breakers beat Boston College 1-0
HANOVER, Mass. - The Boston Breakers got a goal from defender and captain Cat Whitehill to defeat Boston College, 1-0, Saturday afternoon in Newton, Mass. Whitehill converted a penalty kick in the 88th minute to give the Breakers the victory.
March 25, 2014 BREAKIN' IN A KEEPER
Kranich signs with Breakers
Hanover, Mass. - Former Villanova and U.S. U-20 goalkeeper Jami Kranich has signed with the Boston Breakers for the 2014 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
February 20, 2014 PRE-SEASON PLANS
Breakers will play college teams
HANOVER, Mass - The Boston Breakers will play a three-game preseason schedule that will see the club take on some of the top colleges in the Northeast: Northeastern University, Boston College, and the University of Connecticut.
February 19, 2014 TIME CHANGE
Breakers-Sky Blue pushed back
HANOVER, MA - the Boston Breakers versus Sky Blue FC game on April 27, which was originally scheduled to start at 6:30 PM ET, will now kick off at 7:00 PM ET.
January 25, 2014 CALLED BY CANADA
Breaker's Kaylyn Kyle on squad to face U.S.
OTTAWA, Ontario--Boston Breakers midfielder Kaylyn Kyle is among the 19 players named to the Canadian Women's National Team squad that will start 2014 with a a game against the United States on January 31 in Frisco, Texas.
January 10, 2014 HEADED FOR HOUSTON
Breakers' Meghan Klingenberg taken by Dash
HANOVER, Mass. - The Houston Dash selected Boston Breakers defender Meghan Klingenberg in today’s NWSL Expansion Draft. Klingenberg, taken sixth overall in the Expansion Draft, was one of three U.S. Women’s National Team players allocated to the Breakers on Jan. 3.
January 7, 2014 SWITCHING HOMES
Breakers going back to Harvard
HANOVER, MASS. -The Boston Breakers will be returning to Harvard Stadium for the 2014 season, the place they called home for three years in Women’s Professional Soccer. The Breakers will play all 12 of their National Women’s Soccer League home games at Harvard Stadium in 2014.
December 17, 2013 KEEPER COACH
Breakers add Ashley Phillips to staff
HANOVER, Mass. - The Boston Breakers announced today former goalkeeper Ashley Phillips has been named assistant coach/goalkeeper coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season.
October 29, 2013 COMING UP SHORT
Breakers trade defender for draft pick
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Boston Breakers have acquired the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 National Women's Soccer League College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the rights to defender Casey Short and a third-round pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.
October 22, 2013 SEASON ENDER
Breakers’ Simon will miss 2014 with torn ACL
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Boston Breakers midfielder and Australia international Kyah Simon will miss the entire 2014 National Women's Soccer League season after she suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Sunday in a friendly against the U.S. Women's National Team in San Antonio.
September 3, 2013 FILLING THE VACANCY
Breakers name Tom Durkin coach
SOMERVILLE, Mass- Tom Durkin is taking over as the new coach of the Boston Breakers. Durkin served as an assistant coach for the Breakers over the final two weeks of the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season.
August 3, 2013 DRAWN OUT
After two goal lead, Flash tie Breakers 2-2
SOMERVILLE, Mass.- The Boston Breakers put the pressure on the Western New York Flash with an early two-goal lead, but a pair of second-half goals by the Flash ended the match in a 2-2 tie Saturday night at Dilboy Stadium.
August 2, 2013 COACHING CHANGE
Breakers part ways with Lisa Cole, Cat Whitehill takes over
SOMERVILLE, Mass - The Boston Breakers and coach Lisa Cole have parted ways, the club announced Friday afternoon. Defender and Olympic gold medalist Cat Whitehill will take over coaching duties for Boston as a player/coach on an interim basis while the team searches for a new permanent manager.
July 27, 2013 BREAKING BAD
Five score in 5-2 rout of Washington
BOYDS, Md.--- The Boston Breakers got a goal each from Heather O’Reilly, Lianne Sanderson, Rhian Wilkinson, Mariah Nogueira, and captain Cat Whitehill to defeat the Washington Spirit, 5-2, Saturday night in front of 2,607 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
July 21, 2013 A THORN IN THEIR SIDE
Breakers fall to Portland 2-1
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Boston Breakers' four-game unbeaten streak came to an end Sunday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,987 at Dilboy Stadium. Portland Thorns FC (9-4-3) got a goal from Meleana Shim in the 86th minute to steal a 2-1 win over the Breakers (5-6-5).
July 3, 2013 BACK FOR A DRAW
Leroux nets equalizer as Breakers tie Reign
SEATTLE, Wash.---- A goal by Sydney Leroux in the 63rd minute Wednesday night helped salvage a 1-1 tie with Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium in Seattle. For Leroux, it was her eighth goal of the season, tying her for the league lead with FC Kansas City's Lauren Cheney.
June 30, 2013 FINALLY, A WIN
Leroux brace powers Breakers 3-2
SOMERVILLE, Mass - The Boston Breakers snapped a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over first-place Sky Blue FC Sunday night in front of 1,876 fans at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. Two goals from Sydney Leroux and one by Mariah Nogueira powered the Breakers to their first win since May 25.
June 26, 2013 REIGN-ED IN
Breakers fall to Seattle 2-1
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Seattle Reign spoiled the Boston Breakers bid for their first win since May 25 with a 2-1, come-from-behind win Wednesday night at Dilboy Stadium. With the loss, the Breakers fall to 3-5-3, while the Reign picked up their first win and improved to 1-9-2.
June 16, 2013 COMEBACK IS SHORT
Breakers fall to Sky Blue 3-2
SOMERVILLE, Mass. –Monica Ocampo and Katy Freels-Frierson each had a goal and an assist as Sky Blue FC held off a late comeback by the Boston Breakers, 3-2 Sunday in front of a crowd of 2,687 at Dilboy Stadium.
June 11, 2012 CANADIAN CALL
Two Breakers will join National Team
SOMERVILLE, Mass- Boston Breakers defender Rhian Wilkinson and forward Adriana Leon are two of the 18 players on Canada's roster for the upcoming international friendly against Germany on June 19 at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany.
June 9, 2013 BREAKERS BOUNCED
Fall to Red Stars 1-0
LISLE, Ill--- - A 25th minute goal by Lori Chalupny held up for the game-winner as the Chicago Red Stars beat the visiting Boston Breakers, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Benedictine University Sports Complex.
June 8, 2013 DIFFERENT LOOK
Breakers to face changed Red Stars
When the Boston Breakers take the field Sunday afternoon at Benedictine University Sports Complex, just outside of Chicago, they’ll face a Red Stars team with some pretty big changes since the last time the two teams met.
June 1, 2013 ROAD KILL
Breakers fall to Sky Blue 5-1
PISCATAWAY, NJ----Danesha Adams and Lisa De Vanna each scored two goals leading Sky blue FC to a 5-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Yurcak Field Saturday night,
May 30, 2013 ROSTER MOVES
Breakers make some changes
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - With U.S. Women’s National Team players Heather O’Reilly and Sydney Leroux and Canadian defender Rhian Wilkinson on international duty ahead of Sunday’s game between the U.S. and Canada, the Boston Breakers have called up midfielder Kate Russell and defenders Maddy Evans and Jen LaPonte. All three players have been with the Breakers since the preseason.
May 18, 2013 STREAK ENDS
Boston last team to lose
KANSAS CITY, Kan,--- - The Boston Breakers lost their first game of the National Women’s Soccer League season, falling 2-0 on the road Saturday night to FC Kansas City in front of 4,362 fans at Verizon Wireless Field.. Goals by Mexican international Renae Cuellar and Lauren Cheney ended Boston’s four-game unbeaten streak.
May 17, 2013 A LOT AT STAKE
Breakers need win to keep pace
The Breakers have two big reasons to win Saturday night: keep their four-game unbeaten streak alive, but more importantly put pressure on league leaders Sky Blue FC and the Portland Thorns. Those two teams played Thursday night in Portland, and Sky Blue FC took a 1-0 win, moving into a first-place tie with Portland.
May 11, 2013 STILL UNBEATEN
Breakers tie Washington 1-1
BOYDS, Md.---- Joanna Lohman gave her mother a birthday present on her return to her native Washington D.C. area, but her goal wasn't enough as the Boston Breakers played to a 1-1 tie with the Washington Spirit in front of 4,027 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.
May 4, 2013 SUPER SYDNEY
Leroux leads Boston Breakers past Red Stars
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Sydney Leroux scored the first hat trick in National Women's Soccer League history, leading the Boston Breakers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars Saturday in front of a record crowd of 3,113 at Dilboy Stadium.
May 3, 2013 RIVALRY RENEWED
Red Stars to visit Breakers Saturday
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Boston Breakers and Chicago Red Stars are set to renew their rivalry, one that dates back to 2009, the year the teams first met in Women’s Professional Soccer. Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. ET start at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.
April 26, 2013 BACK TO NORMAL
Breakers hope to put last week behind them
The Boston Breakers hit the road for their second game of the National Women's Soccer League season, against the Western New York Flash on Saturday, coming off ten days that have been perhaps unlike any other experienced by a professional sports team.
April 25, 2013 RESCHEDULED
Breakers to Visit KC on July 24
SOMERVILLE, MA - The FC Kansas City versus Boston Breakers game, which was originally to be played on April 20, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24.
April 22, 2013 GUESS GONE
Breakers waive midfielder
SOMERVILLE, Mass.- The Boston Breakers have waived midfielder Elizabeth Guess. The 28-year-old appeared in one game for the Breakers this season.
April 19, 2013 POSTPONED
Breakers won't make KC trip
CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League has announced that this Saturday’s game between FC Kansas City and the Boston Breakers will be rescheduled to a future date due to the ongoing situation in Boston.
April 18, 2013 OUT FOR THE SEASON
Breakers Bianca D'Agostino suffers ACL injury
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Boston Breakers defender Bianca D’Agostino will miss the remainder of the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season after suffering a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The 24-year-old suffered the injury during a training session in early April.
April 14, 2013 PERSISTENCE PAYS
Late LeRoux goal gives Breakers 1-1 tie
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Persistence certainly paid off for the Boston Breakers. Sydney Leroux scored in stoppage time to give the Breakers a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit at Dilboy Stadium Sunday night in both team’s debut games in the National Women’s Soccer League.
April 8, 2013 ROSTER SET
Breakers to open Sunday
SOMERVILLE, MA - The Boston Breakers have announced their 18-player roster for Sunday’s opener against the Washington Spirit.
April 5, 2013 ADDING DEPTH
Breakers sign Elizabeth Guess
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Boston Breakers added even more depth to their attack by signing forward/central midfielder Elizabeth Guess as a Discovery Player.
March 28, 2013 COMEBACK IS SHORT
Breakers fall to Sky Blue 3-2
SOMERVILLE, MA - The Boston Breakers came back from two one-goal deficits Wednesday night, but a goal in the 75th minute by Canadian international Sophie Schmidt sealed a 3-2 victory for Sky Blue FC at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville on Wednesday.
March 13, 2013 FAMILIAR FACE
Breakers sign Julie King
SOMERVILLE, MA - Outside back Julie King, who debuted for the Boston Breakers in 2012 in the WPSL Elite League, after a stellar career at Auburn University. King has signed as a Discovery Player.
February 21, 2013 THREE SIGNINGS
Breakers ink D’Agostino, Schoepfer, Lohman
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The Boston Breakers have signed two members of last year's regular season championship team and added a versatile midfielder, all of whom were selected in the Feb. 7 National Women's Soccer League Supplemental Draft.
December 7, 2012 BACK AT THE HELM
Cole will return as Breakers coach
NORWOOD, MA - After leading the Boston Breakers to the 2012 Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite regular season championship in her first year as head coach, Lisa Cole will return to coach the Breakers in the new women’s professional league in 2013.
July 26, 2012 BROKEN
Breakers season ends with semifinal loss to Red Stars
ROCHESTER, NY – It just wasn’t their day. The top-seeded Boston Breakers gave up an early goal, lost defender Courtney Jones to injury less than 15 minutes in and couldn’t come back, falling 3-1 to the Chicago Red Stars in a WPSL Elite semifinal match Wednesday at Sahlen’s Stadium.
July 22, 2012 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS
With 1-0 win Breakers top WPSL Elite table
ROCHESTER, NY - The Boston Breakers got a goal from defender Elli Reed in the 22nd minute, and it held up for the remainder of the match to take a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash Sunday afternoon at Sahlen's Stadium. With the win, the Breakers claim the WPSL Elilte league's regular season title.
July 21, 2012 WINNER TAKE ALL
Breakers could capture regular season crown
It all comes down to Sunday afternoon, the WPSL Elite regular season finale in Rochester, N.Y. A Breakers win over the Western New York Flash will give Boston sole possession of first place and the WPSL Elite regular season title. Sunday's game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET start.
July 13, 2012 LET'S HANG ON
Breakers look to stay in first
The Boston Breakers can remain at least tied for first place in WPSL Elite with a win Saturday at home against the Philadelphia Fever at 6 p.m. at Dilboy Stadium and in so doing move to 30 points on the season.
July 10, 2012 CALLED UP
Breakers' Butt, Simon join Aussies in Japan
NORWOOD, MA - Two Boston Breakers, Kyah Simon and Tameka Butt, have been called up by the Australian Women’s National Team for its game against reigning World Cup champions Japan on Wednesday in Tokyo.
July 6, 2012 FIVE STRAIGHT
Breakers win another, 3-2 over Chesapeake
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Boston Breakers midfielder Heather O’Reilly put a capper on her own Olympic sendoff celebration, assisting on the game winning goal in a 3-1 win over the ASA Chesapeake Charge in front of 2,026 fans Friday at Dilboy Stadium.
June 30, 2012 LATE LIFTER
Simon scores to give Breakers win
SOMERVILLE, Mass.---- A goal in the 89th minute by Australian striker Kyah Simon, her WPSL Elite leading 10th of the season, gave Boston a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars Saturday night at Dilboy Stadium.
June 23, 2012 BREAKERS BRACED
Simon scores twice in 2-0 win over New York
SOMERVILLE, Mass.-- - There seems to be no stopping Kyah Simon. The Australian international scored two goals to help the Boston Breakers move back into a first-place tie atop the WPSL Elite table with Saturday’s 2-0 win over the New York Fury in front of 2,117 at Dilboy Stadium.
June 20, 2012 SIMON SAYS
Three goals give Breakers 4-2 win in Mass derby
SOMERVILLE, Mass- Australian international Kyah Simon scored the first hat trick of her Boston Breakers career, giving the home team a 4-2, come-from-behind win over the New England Mutiny Wednesday night at Dilboy Stadium.
June 19, 2012 REVERSAL OF FORTUNES
WPSL docks Breakers win for ineligible player
When is a win not a win? When the league decides you used an ineligible player in the game and takes the points away. That's what has happened to the Boston Breakers. The WPSL has decided that the Boston Breakers have forfeited a game due to a player not being approved to play by the U.S. Soccer.
June 1, 2012 BREAKERS BRACED
Schoepfer scored two in 4-0 win
INDIANAPOLIS----Katie Schoepfer scored her league leading seventh and eighth goals of the WPSL Elite season, sending the first-place Breakers to 5-0 on the season with a 4-0 victory over FC Indiana Friday night at IUPUI Stadium.
May 23, 2012 STILL UNBEATEN
Breakers top NY Fury 2-1
HEMPSTEAD, NY---The Boston Breakers remained the only undefeated team in the WPSL Elite league, defeating the New York Fury 2-1 at Hofstra Stadium Wednesday night.
May 18, 2012 BREAKING OUT
Brace by Simon leads to a 4-1 win over FC Indiana
SOMERVILLE, Mass.---Two goals from Australian international Kyah Simon, one from Simon’s Australian National Team teammate Tameka Butt, and one from Katie Schoepfer gave the Boston Breakers a 4-1 win over FC Indiana in front of 2,312 at Dilboy Stadium Saturday night.
May 17, 2012 HOME COOKING
Breakers ready to face FC Indiana
NORWOOD, MA--Coming off a 3-0 victory in their WPSL Elite season opener last Thursday, the Breakers look to make it two in a row as they host FC Indiana Friday night (7 p.m.) in their home opener at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.
May 10, 2012 OPENING WIN
Breakers defeat Charge 3-0
ARNOLD, Md--- Goals by Veronica Napoli and Jessica Luscinski and Katie Schoepfer, all within the first 20 minutes gave the Boston Breakers Breakers a 3-0 win over the ASA Chesapeae Charge on Thursday night.
March 6, 2012 BACK FROM DOWN UNDER
Hemmings returns to Breakers
NORWOOD, Mass. - Fresh off winning the Westfield W-League championship with Canberra United in Australia, defender Taryn Hemmings is back on U.S. soil, and she is returning to the Boston Breakers for the 2012 WPSL Elite League season. This will be Hemmings’ third straight year playing for the Breakers.
March 5, 2012 MIDFIELD PICKUP
Breakers add DaCosta
NORWOOD, Mass - The Boston Breakers have added former Florida State University standout Amanda DaCosta to their 2012 WPSL Elite League roster
March 5, 2012 HALL OF AN HONOR
Lilly to be inducted by NASPE
Former Boston Breaker and U.S. National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly is to be inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame next month for her excellence as a world-class athlete and for her work with disadvantaged and disabled children, NASPE officials announced Monday.
February 9, 2012 MAKING PLANS
Breakers joining WPSL Elite League
Women's Professional Soccer teams are making plans for what they will do in 2012 while the league takes a year off to regroup. They range from playing in the Women's Premier Soccer League, to touring Japan to holding clinics and youth programs.
Now looking forward to her fourth season in the league, the U.S. National Team veteran will be playing even closer to home.
January 13, 2012 LOOKING FORWARD
Breakers use WPS draft to bolster frontline
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Three of the four players selected by the Boston Breakers at Friday’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft were forwards as coach Lisa Cole looks to increase the team’s firepower going into the 2012 season.
January 12, 2012 AUSSIE STYLE
Breakers’ sign Matildas’ Simon
NORWOOD, Mass. - The Boston Breakers have signed explosive Australian international striker Kyah Simon. The 20-year-old striker currently plays for Sydney FC of the Westfield W-League.
September 19, 2011 ANOTHER DEPARTURE
GM leaves Breakers
Less than a week after the retirement of head coach Tony DiCicco, the Boston Breakers have lost another key person on their staff with the departure of General Manager Andy Crossley.
September 14, 2011 STEPPING DOWN
DiCicco quits as Breakers coach
After three seasons at the helm, Tony DiCicco has stepped down as Boston Breakers head coach effective immediately. Head coaching duties will be passed to former Associate Head Coach Lisa Cole. DiCicco will remain with the organization in an advisory role.
August 17, 2011 SEASON OVER
Breakers bow out of WPS playoffs in one game
BOCA RATON, Fla---Abby Wambach is determined to get another team into the final. After leading the United States to the brink of a World Cup title last month, Wambach scored two goals to lift magicJack to a 3-1 win over the Boston Breakers Thursday night at Florida Atlantic University, moving her team into Saturday’s WPS semifinal against the Philadelphia Independence.
August 17, 2011 HONORED BY WPS
Cheney named Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Lauren Cheney came up big in Boston's final regular season game, helping the Breakers clinch the fourth and final spot in the Women's Professional Soccer playoffs. Her performance has been honored with the Player of the Week title for Week 18.
August 14, 2011 THEY'RE IN
Cheney leads Breakers to WPS Playoffs
ALLSTON, Mass.--- Lauren Cheney may not have been playing at 100 percent, but she managed to lead the Boston Breakers into the final WPS playoff spot , scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over Sky Blue FC at Harvard Stadium Sunday.
August 13, 2011 PLAYOFFS START EARLY
Breakers need a win on Sunday
Officially the WPS playoffs consist of three games. The Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC get what amounts to an extra round when they meet each other on Sunday at Harvard Stadium at 4pm.
August 6th, 2011 HOPES DIMMED
Wambach’s two goals hurts Breaker’s playoff hopes
ALLSTON, Mass.--- Abby Wambach showed why she has become the face of women’s soccer in the United States. Her two goals on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 7, 188 at Harvard Stadium gave magicJack a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers, and propelled the Florida team into a playoff spot.
July 30, 2011 SLIPPING AWAY
Breakers fall to magicJack 4-0
BOCA RATON, Fla.--- The Boston Breakers playoff hopes are slip sliding away. The Breakers, winless in their last three games, fell further out of the fourth and final spot in the Women’s Professional Soccer playoff race with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of magicJack at Florida Atlantic University Saturday night.
July 27th, 2011 CLOSE WON’T DO
Boquete’s late goal buries Breakers 1-0
ALLSTON, Mass.--- Alyssa Naeher may have had a record breaking performance Wednesday night, but it was Veronica Boquete’s late game heroics that proved to steal the show as the Boston Breakers fell to the first place Philadelphia Independence 1-0 in front of a crowd of 3,343 at Harvard Stadium.
July 9, 2011 BACK FROM THE BREAK
Boston at home Sunday vs Beat
ALLSTON, Mass. - The Boston Breakers return from a two-week break to take on the Atlanta Beat at home, on Sunday at Harvard Stadium (6pm) aiming for their fourth straight game without a loss.
June 19, 2011 SCORELESS AGAIN
Breakers tie Beat 0-0
KENNESAW, Ga.---Desperate to pick up some needed points, the Boston Breakers managed to get only one, playing the Atlanta Bat to a 0-0 draw in front of an announced crowd of 3,654 at KSU Soccer Stadium Sunday. It was the second straight scoreless draw for the Breakers, who are now 3-5-3.
June 17, 2011 HONORED BY WPS
Breakers Naeher Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Alyssa Naeher made six saves to lead the Boston Breakers in a scoreless draw at Sky Blue FC, and her performance has been honored with Women's Professional Soccer's Player of the Week award.
June 12, 2011 FAIR RESULT
Coaches agree on 0-0 Sky Blue-Breakers draw
PISCATAWAY, NJ----Coaches often talk about good results and fair results. Opposing coaches rarely agree on the two, but following Sunday’s 0-0 draw between the Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field, both Tony DiCicco and Jim Gabarra seemed to agree.
June 8, 2011 HONORED BY WPS
Klingenberg named Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - Meghan Klingenberg set up one goal and scored another to lift her new team past her old one, and the effort has been honored as the Women's Professional Soccer's Player of the Week.
June 5, 2011 FIRST TIMERS
Klingenberg, Schoepfer lead Breakers
ALLSTON, Mass.--- Meghan Klingenberg burned her former team, helping the Boston Breakers end a four game winless skid with a 2-1 win over magicJack in front of 3,126 at Harvard Stadium Sunday afternoon.
May 27, 2011 LOOKING FOR A BREAK
Winless streak at 3, Breakers visit Sky Blue
The Boston Breakers have never won in New Jersey and haven’t scored a goal there since 2009. They’re on a three-game winless streak, and they face a Sky Blue team that is coming off its biggest win ever. That’s the bad news that makes Saturday’s 7:00 pm game at Yurcak Field a daunting task.
May 24, 2011 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Cheney helps Breakers end skid
Lauren Cheney’s goal which earned the Bosotn Breakers a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Independence has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending May 22.
May 23, 2011 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Naeher helps Breakers end skid
Boston Breaker’s goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who made eight saves in a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Independence been selected the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending May 22.
May 22, 2011 THE LAST 13
Breakers retire Lilly’s Number
ALLSTON, Mass---Kristine Lilly became the first player in Women’s Professional Soccer history to have her number retired, when the Boston Breakers did the honors for her number 13 at halftime of Sunday’s game at Harvard Stadium.
May 22, 2011 SKID ENDS
Breakers earn point, tie Philly 1-1
ALLSTON, Mass.---The Boston Breakers two game losing streak came to an end on Sunday, with a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Independence in front of 6,128 fans at Harvard Stadium.
May 22, 2011 LOOKING TO HALT A SKID
Breakers host Philly Sunday
The Boston Breakers (2-4-0) take on the Philadelphia Independence (2-1-1) Sunday, trying to avoid their third loss in a row on the same day they retire Kristine Lilly's No. 13 during a halftime ceremony of the 4:00 pm game at Harvard Stadium.
May 20, 2011 KRISTINE LILLY GALLERY
A look at her legendary career
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared Friday May 20 Kristine Lilly day, and her former team, the Boston Breakers will retire number 13 in her honor prior to Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Independence.
May 16, 2011 KRISTINE LILLY DAY
Boston Mayor to Honor ex Breakers star
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has proclaimed Friday, May 20, 2011 Kristine Lilly Day in the city of Boston. Lilly will be honored for her historic contribution to the sport of soccer at an event on City Hall Plaza at 2pm (ET) on May 20th. Lilly was a key member of the memorable 1999 World Cup winning U.S National Team and later was captain of the Boston Breakers.
May 13, 2011 DONE IN A FLASH
Breakers fall to Western New York 2-1
ROCHESTER, NY--- The Boston Breakers (2-4-0) fell behind by two goals twice Friday night against the Western New York Flash (4-0-1) and couldn't catch up, falling to the first-place Flash, 3-2, at Sahlen’s Stadium.
May 9, 2011 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Naeher keeps Breakers in the game
Boston Breaker’s goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who made nine save sin the team’s 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Independence has been selected the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending May 8.
April 27, 2011 FIRST TRADE
Breakers acquire Dallstream
The Boston Breakers made the first trade of the 2011 WPS season, acquiring Sky Blue FC defender/forward Kiersten Dallstream Tuesday night in exchange for their second round pick in the 2012 WPS Draft.
April 23, 2011 FLATTENED IN FLORIDA
Breakers fall again, 1-0
BOCA RATON, Fla.---Ella Masar’s goal in the first half gave magicJack a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers at the Florida Atlantic University Soccer Field Saturday night.
April 17, 2011 DONE IN A FLASH
Breakers fall to Western NY 2-1
ALLSTON, Mass. - Even without having to line uip against Marta, the Boston Breakers were unable to get past the expansion Western New York Flash on Sunday night at Harvard Stadium, falling 2-1.
April 12, 2011 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Angeli starts the WPS season off
The first goal of the 2011 Womens Professional Soccer League season, by the Boston Breakers Jordan Angeli has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending April 10.
April 4, 2011 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Smith leads England over U.S.
Kelly Smith, who set up the game winning goal for England against the United States on Sunday has been named the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending April 4.
March 31, 2011 ROSTER SET
Breakers feature 14 vets, 9 newcomers
ALLSTON, MA - Fourteen players will return from last year’s Boston Breakers team that finished in second place and earned a semi- final berth in the WPS playoff after getting off to a sluggish start. The team also features nine newcomers, including WPS veterans and a pair of rookies from the University of Portland.
March 8, 2011 RARE COMPANY
Boston greats have had numbers retired
When the Boston Breakers retire Kristine Lilly’s #13 on May 22, she will join an incredible list of former Boston sports stars to have their numbers retired, including Bill Russell, Ted Williams and Bobby Orr.
March 8, 2011 THE ONLY 13
Breakers will retire Lilly’s number
ALLSTON, Ma. – Kristine Lilly will become the first women’s soccer player to have her uniform number retired by her team, when the Boston Breakers honor their recently retired star at Harvard Stadium on Sunday, May 22, 2010 when they face the Philadelphia Independence at 4pm. Lilly’s number #13 will be taken out of circulation by the team, making her the only player in the club’s history ever wear the number.
February 17, 2011 SLATE SET
Breakers announce 2011 schedule
SAN FRANCISCO– Women’s Professional Soccer announced its 2011 regular season schedule Thursday. The Breakers open the season April 9th against the Atlanta Beat at KSU Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Breakers will play their home opener at Harvard Stadium on April 17th against five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta and the expansion Western New York Flash.
January 14, 2010 ADDING DEPTH
Breakers bolster offense
BALTIMORE---The Boston Breakers used their four picks in Friday’s WPS Draft at the Baltimore Convention Center to bolster their offense, selecting M/F Keelin Winters (Portland) and forwards Whitney Palmer (Oklahoma), Katherine Sheeleigh (Harvard) and Tanya Taylor (UC Irvine).
January 14, 2011 IT’S A WRAP
Breakers select four in WPS Draft
BALTIMORE---The Boston Breakers used their four picks in Friday’s WPS Draft at the Baltimore Convention Center to bolster their offense, selecting M/F Keelin Winters (Portland) and forwards Whitney Palmer (Oklahoma), Katherine Sheeleigh (Harvard) and Tanya Taylor (UC Irvine).
January 14, 2011 FIRST PICK
Breakers take Portland’s Winters
BALTIMORE---The Boston Breakers selected Portland’s Keelin Winters with their first pick in the Women’s Professional Soccer Draft held at the Baltimore Convention Center on Friday.
December 28, 2010 THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES - #4
After a sluggish start, the Boston Breakers mounted a second-half run that left them in second place and with a first-round playoff bye at season’s end, an epic turnaround that ranks fourth on the New England Soccer News list of the top ten local stories of 2010.
September 23, 2010 HEADS HIGH
Despite playoff loss, Breakers proud of the season’s accomplishments
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.---The Boston Breakers are not hanging their heads after Thursday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Independence in the WPS Super Semi Final at Soldier’s Field Soccer Stadium. Far from it. The team accomplished far too much this season, especially in the second half of the season.
September 22, 2010 EVEN UP
Breakers, Independence match up well
Thursday’s WPS Super Semi Final (Soldier’s Field Soccer Stadium at Harvard University, 8:00 pm, FSC) brings together perhaps the two most evenly matched teams in the league, the Boston Breakers and Philadelphia Independence.
September 15, 2010 SAVE OF THE WEEK
Naeher denies Kai
A 60th minute save by Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher had earned the New England Soccer News Save of the Week for the week ending September 12.
September 5, 2010 BAY AREA BLUES
Breakers blanked by Gold Pride
HAYWARD, Calif.—The Boston Breakers missed a chance to wrap up second seed in the WPS playoffs with Sunday’s 2-0 loss to regular season champions FC Gold Pride at Pioneer Stadium.
September 1, 2010 MOVIN’ ON UP
Win moves Breakers into second place
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kelly Smith set up a pair of goals, and Jordan Angeli netted the game-winner as the Boston Breakers defeated the Atlanta Beat 3-1 Wednesday night at KSU Soccer Stadium.
The win, combined with Philadelphia’s 2-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars, lifts the 10-7-5 Breakers into second place and guarantees them both a berth in the WPS postseason and a home playoff game.
September 1, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Cox sparks the Breakers
Stephanie Cox’s goal in the first half of Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Independence has been selected as the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the Week ending August 29.
August 31, 2010 RIDING HIGH
Hot streak takes Breakers to brink of WPS playoffs
It’s amazing how a single win can turn around an entire season. On July 4, when the Boston Breakers went into Philadelphia, they were 1-5-4, mired in a slump. Since then, they have been one of the league’s hottest teams and are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth, and quite possible overtaking the Independence for second place in the WPS.
August 29, 2010 HANGING TOUGH
Breakers rally past Independence
WEST CHESTER, Pa.---The Boston Breakers began to turn their season around with a win against the Philadelphia Independence. With Sunday’s 2-1 come-from-behind win, they have almost completed that turnaround, putting themselves in a solid position for a playoff spot, and within striking distance of second place, now held by the Independence.
August 21, 2010 FALLING SHORT
Down three, Breakers fall 3-2 to Atlanta
NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—It can probably best be described as the comeback that wasn’t far enough. After trailing by three goals, the Boston Breakers came back and scored two goals in the final fifteen minutes, but it was not enough to catch the Atlanta Beat who won 3-2 Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
August 15, 2010 RIDING THE WAVE
Breakers continue hot pace with 4-0 win
CAMBRIDGE Mass--Rookie Jordan Angelli and Lauren Cheney each had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Breakers as the decimated the defending WPS Champion Sky Blue FC 4-0 at Harvard Stadium on Sunday.
August 9, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Smith makes Independence pay
Boston Breakers forward Kelly Smith has been selected the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending August 8, after having a part in both goals against the Philadelphia Independence Sunday night
August 8, 2010 STATUS QUO
Breakers, Independence play to 2-2 tie
WEST CHESTER, Pa.—The Boston Breakers came into Farrell Stadium Sunday night looking to snatch second place in the WPS standings, while the Philadelphia Independence wanted to give themselves some breathing room over their resurgent rivals. Neither got what they wanted, settling instead for a 2-2 draw.
August 7, 2010 CLOSING IN
Breakers can take over second place with win on Sunday
The Boston Breakers are returning to the scene of the start of their current hot streak, with an opportunity to move into second place in the WPS standings. Boston faces the Philadelphia Independence at 8pm on Sunday (FSC) at Farrell Stadium in West Chester, Pa.
August 4, 2010 WPS HONOR FOR AGNELI
Named Player of the Month
SAN FRANCISCO – Boston Breakers rookie Jordan Angeli has been voted as the WPS Player of the Month for July on a vote from teams and media, becoming the first true rookie – one year out of college – to win the player of the month award in WPS.
July 31, 2010 IN THE PINK
Breakers solidify hold on third with 3-1 win
ALLSTON, Mass. – The Boston Breakers grabbed a firmer hold on third place on Saturday, scoring on 3-1 win over the Washington Freedom at Harvard Stadium Once again, Jordan Angeli led the way, with a goal and an assist, while Lauren Cheney and Kelly Smith also scored.
July 25, 2010 A BRACE
Smith has first two goal game as Breaker
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –Kelly Smith scored two goals within a three minute span and the Boston Breakers got back to their winning ways, taking a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park on Sunday. The Breakers had lost both previous games to Chicago.
July 22, 2010 SAVE OF THE WEEK
Naeher stops a Freedom surge
Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher doubled her honors for the week ending July 18, earning the New England Soccer News Save of the Week in addition to earlier being named Player of the Week.
July 21, 2010 BROKEN
Breakers streak ends to Bay Area 2-1
ALLSTON, Mass—Bay Area FC Gold Pride’s dynamic duo of Marta and Christine Sinclair put an end to the Boston Breakers’ franchise record three game winning streak at Harvard Stadium.
July 18, 2010 A BIG HOLE
With streak, Breakers look to dig out
CAMBRIDGE Mass.---The Women’s Professional Soccer season is far from over, but Tony DiCicco knows the Boston Breakers will have to keep playing like they have the last three weeks if they want to be around for the playoffs.
July 8, 2010 SAVE OF THE WEEK
Naeher denies Independence
Alyssa Naeher helped give the Boston Breakers only their second win of the season, with several big saves against the Philadelphia Independence including a diving stop in the 65th minute that has been named the New England Soccer News Save of the Week for the week ending July 4.
July 7, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Lilly’s winner a long time coming for Breakers
Game winning goals have been few and far between for the Boston Breakers. That’s why Kristien Lilly’s strike against the Philadelphia Independence on Sunday has been selected the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending June 27.
July 6, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Lilly leads Breakers to a win
Kristine Lilly delivered for the Boston Breakers in a big way on Fourth of July, scoring the game winning goal against the Philadelphia Independence to earn the New England Soccer news Player of the week honor for the week ending July 4.
July 4, 2010 A BREAK-THROUGH
Late goal by Lilly lifts Breakers
WEST CHESTER, Pa—It was a long time coming, but the Boston Breakers finally found their second win of the season in an unlikely place---West Chester University, a field where opposing teams have struggled against the surprising expansion Philadelphia Independence.
July 3, 2010 SIGHTS ON AFRICA
Ex Breakers keeper set for coaching mission
Most every soccer fan in the United States has their mind on Africa this month. But while Tracy Noonan, like everyone else, is thinking about the World Cup, her thoughts have gone beyond the 32 teams that have been playing. Noonan will be making a trip to Africa later this summer, not to watch soccer, but to teach it.
July 1, 2010 NEW LOOK
Breakers to wear sponsor on jersey
WESTWOOD, Mass.– The Boston Breakers will debut a new look on their uniforms on Sunday, with the announcement that Foxwoods Resort Casino has signed on as the team’s presenting sponsor.
July 1, 2010 NEW DEFENDER
Breakers sign Ifeoma
WESTWOOD, Mass -The Boston Breakers have signed defender Dieke Ifeoma as a free agent. The 29-yer old appeared in 14 games for the Red Stars in their inaugural season.
June 29, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Fabiana nets her first
Boston Breakers’ Fabiana scored her first Women’s Professional Soccer goal to earn the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending June 27.
June 29, 2010 CHANGES
Breakers waive three
WESTOWOOD, Mass. - The struggling Boston Breakers are making some roster changes and apparently are looking to make room for some new blood by waiving forwards Michelle Enyeart and Tiffany Wiemer as well as midfielder Chioma Igwe
June 25, 2010 ANOTHER LOSS
Breakers’ skid continues
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Not scoring enough goals, or giving up bad ones. Either way, it spells a lack of wins for the Boston Breakers, who fell to the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 at Harvard Stadium
Friday night, their fourth straight loss at home. The team is winless since the opening game of the season and fall to 1-5-4 overall.
June 25, 2010 ROSTER CHANGES
Breakers make more moves
WESTWOOD, Mass. - The Boston Breakers re-signed midfielder Liz Bogus to a developmental contract while agreeing to terms with forward Michelle Enyeart. The Breakers released Niki Cross from their developmental squad.
June 19, 2010 BAY AREA BLUES
Breakers suffer fifth loss
HAYWARD, Calif---East coast or west coast, it does not seem to matter. The Boston Breakers cannot find their second win of the season. On Saturday night they were shut out by the league’s top team, Bay Area FC Gold Pride, 1-0 at Pioneer Stadium.
June 16, 2009 CROSS SIGNS
Breakers add defender as free agent
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The Boston Breakers signed Pembroke, Mass. native Niki Cross to a developmental player contract. She became a free agent on June 1 following the dissolution of Saint Louis Athletica, which ceased operations on May 27. Cross takes the developmental player roster spot of Claire Zimmeck, who was released by the team last week.
June 13, 2010 ON THE SPOT
Breakers lose heartbreaker on late pk
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Boston Breakers came within seconds of taking a point away from Sunday afternoon's match against Sky Blue FC, but squandered the chance with a late foul in the box. Rosana's stoppage-time penalty kick was the difference maker as the defending WPS champions snatched a 2-1 win at Harvard Stadium.
June 9, 2010 WPS ALL-STARS
Four Breakers selected as starters
SAN FRANCISCO, CA ---Four Boston Breakers will be among the 22 starting players for the WPS All-Star game. Defender Amy LePeilbet, midfielders Kristine Lilly and Kelly Smith and forward Lauren Cheney were all selected in voting conducted by players, coaches, media and fans.
June 3, 2010 INTO THE FOLD
Breakers sign Athletica’s Tarpley
WESTWOOD, Mass. – Looking to add some punch to their lagging offense, the Boston Breakers have signed forward Lindsay Tarpley, who became a free agent when Saint Louis Athletica folded. To make room for Tarpley on the roster, the Breakers waived Maggie Tomecka
May 29, 2010 SCORELESS IN NEW JERSEY
Breakers can’t find net again
PISCATAWAY, NJ---You can’t win if you can’t score goals. Boston Breaker’s head coach Tony DiCicco knows that refrain all too well. The Breakers continued their unbeaten streak on the road, but the lack of goals again kept the team out of the win column, as they played to a 0-0 draw with Sky Blue FC at Yurkac Field Saturday night.
May 20, 2010 SMITH SCORES
Helps England to 6-0 win
Ta’Qali, Malta ---Boston Breakers forward Kelly Smith scored in England’s 6-0 win over Malta on Thursday in a European Women’s World Cup Qualifier.
May 14, 2010 MAGIC MARTA
Two goals drop Breakers 2-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass---Brazilian star Marta did what she does best against the Boston Breakers on Friday night—find the back of the net. She scored both goals to give FC Gold Pride a 2-1 win over the Breakers at Harvard Stadium.
May 14, 2010 THE TRADITION
Lilly honored with Boston sports greats
Boston Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly has already been capped more times than any player in the world-man or woman, she has won two World Championships and a pair of Olympic Gold Medals. Now add to that list a special honor from the Sports Museum at The Tradition in 2010.
May 14, 2010 PRIDE ON THE LINE
Breakers hope to end drought
After scoring at least one goal a game for the first three matches this season, the Breakers haven’t gotten on the scor¬ing board in two consecutive games not enouarging news since they play the league leading FC Gold Pride on Friday night (Harvard Stadium 7:30 pm)
May 8, 2010 GONE WITH THE WIND
Breakers scoreless in Washington
BOYDS, Md.---It was hardly an epic classic worth comparing with the 1939 movie, but the Boston Breakers 0-0 tie with the Washington Freedom at the Maryland SoccerPlex can best be described as Gone With the Wind.
May 1, 2010 FIRST LOSS
Breakers fall to Chicago 2-0
ALLSTON, Mass. – The Boston Breakers' undefeated start to the season came to an end Saturday night with a 2-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars at Harvard Stadium.
April 30, 2010 DANGER ZONE
Breakers defense will face a barrage of shots from Red Stars
The Boston Breakers (1-0-2) who return home to Harvard Stadium to face the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday (6 pm) might be staring into the mouth of a lion. The winless Chicago side leads Women’s Professional Soccer in shots taken, they just haven’t been hitting the back of the net.
April 29, 20010 A BREAKERS PILLAR
Hucles to be honored Saturday
WESTWOOD, Mass.– Former Boston Breakers star Angela Hucles will be inducted into the Breakers Pillars of Excellence during a halftime ceremony at the Breakers’ next home game on May 1 when the Breakers host the Chicago Red Stars.
April 27, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Moore gives Breakers the lead
Kasey Moore’s goal in the 21st minute that gave the Boston Breakers a 1-0 lead over Saint Louis Athletica has been selected the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending April 24.
April 26, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Lilly paces Breakers
Boston Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly is not letting her age get in the way of performing at a high level. Lilly assisted on the Breakers first goal in a 1-1 tie on Sunday and created several other chances in the game. Her performance has earned her New England Soccer News Player of the Week honors for the week ending April 24.
April 25, 2010 SLUGGING IT OUT
Breakers battle Athletica to 1-1 tie
ST. LOUIS, MO –The Boston Breakers struck early, but Saint Louis Athletica came back to tie the game, as both teams earned a point in front of 3,300 at cold, wet Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park
Both teams , remain undefeated with a mark of 1-0-2 for five points.
April 21, 2010 GOING CAMPING
Lilly signs deal with developer
WESTWOOD, MA –Boston Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly has signed an agreement with BCL Premier Sports to develop youth camps and clinics to be exclusively held at BCL’s soon-to-be-built facilities in Bellingham and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
April 20, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Breakers’ Kelly Smith
Boston Breaker’s forward Kelly Smith has scored in both of her team’s games this year. Smith’s goal in the 1-1 tie on Sunday with the Philadelphia Independence has been selected as the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week.
April 19, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LePeilbet shuts down Philly
Boston’s Amy LePeilbet, last year’s WPS player of the Year, made a pair of great defensive efforts in the second half to keep Philadelphia from taking the lead. For her performance, she has been named the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending April 18.
April 18, 2010 DRAWN OUT
Breakers hang on for tie with Philly
CAMBRIDGE, Mass----Kelly Smith scored for the second straight game, but the Boston Breakers could only manage a 1-1 tie with the expansion Philadelphia Independence, despite having a one player advantage late in the second half.
April 16, 2010 HOME COOKING
Breakers to face Independence Sunday
When the Boston Breakers line up for their home opener against the Philadelphia Independence, at Harvard Stadium on Sunday (6pm FSC), some of the players on the other side of the field will look very familiar.
April 16, 2010 CHANGE IN GOAL
Breakers add Phillips, waive Lipsher
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The Boston Breakers signed goalkeeper Ashley Phillips to a full player contact today. The Peabody, Massachusetts native started the season as a developmental player. The team also released goalkeeper Allison Lipsher.
April 10, 2010 QUICK WORK
Early goals give Breakers win
BOYDS, Md---Lauren Cheney and Kelly Smith each scored to give the Boston Breakers a 2-1 win over the Washington Freedom at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.
FIT TO BE TIED
U-20s come back to draw with Breakers
GAINESVILLE, Fla – Fabiana and Kristine Lilly each scored for the Boston Breakers, but Boston College midfielder and Hanson, Mass. native Kristie Mewis upstaged them with a pair of goals as the U.S Under-20 Women’s National Team came from behind for a 2-2 tie on Thursday.
March 18, 2010 ROSTER CUTS
Breakers down to 24
Westwood, Mass.—After making a number of cuts, the Boston Breakers have gotten their roster down to 24 players. The final roster will be set on April 1 with 18 active roster players and 4 developmental players.
February 22, 2010 AUSSIE ADDITION
Breakers sign Walsh,waive Latham
WESTWOOD, Mass. - The Boston Breakers have signed Australian National Team forward Sarah Walsh as a free agent. She played last season for both Sky Blue FC and Saint Louis Athletica. In order to make room for her as the maximum fifth international player on the roster, the Breakers waived Canadian Christine Latham.
February 18, 2010 BREAKERS SCHEDULE
Six games on Fox Soccer Channel
Westwood, Mass. – Six nationally televised games on Fox Soccer Channel highlight the 2010 Boston Breakers schedule which was announced on Thursday. The new slate includes a 24-game season (12 home, 12 away).
February 4, 2010 INTERNATIONAL HELP
Breakers sign Del Rio, Fabiana
WESTWOOD, Mass. - The Boston Breakers bolstered their 2010 international signings with the announcement of Spanish forward Laura Del Rio and the re-signing of Brazilian forward Fabiana.
February 4, 2010 BREAKERS TAKE COX
Marta goes to Bay Area, Boxx is first pick
SAN FRANCISCO, CA –The Boston Breakers selected U.S. national team defender Stephanie Cox with their firstpick in the dispersal draft of Los Angeles Sol players. Cox was the fifth overall pick. Forward Michelle Enyeart who was drafted by the sol out of the University of Portland, was taken by the Breakers in the second round, with the 12th overallpick.
January 15, 2010 BREAKERS TAKE CHENEY, NAEHER
Two first round draft pics.
PHILADELPHIA---The Boston Breakers selected UCLA forward Lauren Cheney with their first pick (#2 overall) in the Women’s Professional Soccer draft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, then added goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher of Penn State with their second pick (11th overall).
January 7, 2010 MEETING A CHALLENGE
Breakers’ Lilly helping charity
Boston Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly is working with Athletes for Hope, a group that connects professional athletes and teaches them about their philanthropic options. The members of Athletes for Hope are competing against each other to see who can raise the most money for the charity of their choice. The competition runs until January 15.
December 27, 2009 THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES – No. 5
The Breakers are Back
The second coming of the Boston Breakers began with high hopes, and although the new team’s first season ended a heartbreaking one point shy of the WPS playoffs, the team’s resurrection was number five on NewEnglandSoccerNews’s list of the Top Ten local stories of 2009.
After spending nearly his entire professional career in New England and the better part of the past ten years, first launching the original Boston Breakers, then working to get a new professional women’s league formed and then starting the current edition of the Breakers, Joe Cummings moved to the Midwest to become the new CEO and executive director for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
December 17, 2009 OPENERS SET
Breakers to host Philly at home
SAN FRANCISCO---The Boston Breakers will open the 2010 season on the road against the Washington Freedom and then open at home against the expansion Philadelphia Independence.
Boston’s road opener will be on Saturday April 10 at the Maryland Soccer Plex. One week later, on Sunday April 18, they will host the Independence at Harvard Stadium at 6pm in a game nationally televised by Fox Soccer Channel.
October 21, 2009 NEW ARRIVAL
Osborne signs with Breakers
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The Boston Breakers have agreed to terms with free agent midfielder Leslie Osborne, a former member of FC Gold Pride and current member of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Osborne is the second new arrival to join the Breakers via free agency this offseason, joining her former FC Gold Pride teammate Tiffany Weimer.
October 16, 2009 HANGING THEM UP
Breakers Hucles retires
WESTWOOD, Mass---The Boston Breakers have another roster spot to fill. Angela Hucles who played for both incarnations of the team, and was a hero of the 2008 Olympic team has announced her retirement from professional soccer.
September 15, 2009 TAKEN IN THE DRAFT
Breakers lose Weber, Schmedes
The Boston Breakers lost two players in the Women’s Professional Soccer expansion draft. Defender Sue Weber and forward Kelly Schmedes were both taken by the Philadelphia Independence, who selected players along with the Atlanta Beat.
August 29, 2009 AND THE WINNER IS…
LePeilbet named WPS' top defender
ST.LOUIS--- The Boston Breakers’ Amy LePeilbet was named the MedImmune Defender of the Year. In addition, outgoing Breakers’ General Manager Joe Cummings was was honored for his contributions to WPS on-stage with a special WPS All-Star Game jersey in his name. Cummings takes over as Executive Director of the National Soccer Coaches Association of Amerca in September.
August 26, 2009 IN THE INTERIM
Crossley takes over for Cummings
Westwood, Mass. ---Andy Crossley has been named the interim General Manager of the Boston Breakers, taking over for Joe Cummings, who is leaving to become CEO and Executive Director of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on August 28th.
August 4, 2009 WPS FIRST XI
LePeilbet, Scott, Smith All-Stars
SAN FRANCISCO, CA---Boston Breakers defender Amy LePeilbet was the top vote getter among players and tied for the most votes among coaches for the Women’s Professional Soccer All Star-Team. Kelly Smith and Alex Scott join LePeilbet on the league’s First XI.
July 25, 2009 CLINCHER HAS TO WAIT
Breakers in scoreless draw
Cambridge, Mass. – The Boston Breakers had a chance to clinch a playoff spot with two weeks remaining with a win Saturday night and help on Sunday, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw despite a dominating first half against Sky Blue at Harvard Stadium.
July 22, 2009 CUMMINGS GOING
Breakers GM to head NSCAA
Westwood, Mass. – Joe Cummings, president and general manager of the Boston Breakers has been named as the new CEO and executive director for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Cummings will assume his new dutoes with the NSCAA at the conclusion of the WPS season.
June 21, 2009 LILLY LEADS BREAKERS
Goal, assist in 2-0 win
Bridgeview, Ill.– Amy Rodriguez scored her first goal of the season while Kristine Lilly added a goal and an assist as the Boston Breakers defeated the Chicago Red Stars, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park.
June 17, 2009 EVEN UP
Breakers tie Gold Pride, 1-1
BOSTON, Mass. – With her team down a goal with less than 15 minutes remaining, Jennie Nobis slotted home the equalizer to give the Boston Breakers 1-1 draw against FC Gold Pride Wednesday night at Harvard Stadium.
June 14, 2009 OUT OF CHANCES
Breakers fall to Athletica
BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Breakers were the latest victims as St. Louis Athletica continued their rise through the WPS standings with a 1-0 win Sunday night at Harvard Stadium.
May 21, 2009 SUSPENDED, FINED
Breakers, Freedom hit by WPS
SAN FRANCISCO---Boston Breakers forward Christine Latham has been fined and suspended by the league and coach Tony DiCicco has also been fined as a result of incidents in the May 17 game against the Washington Freedom. Freedom midfielder Joanna Lohman was also suspended.
May 17, 2009 HOME DRAW
Breakers rally to tie Freedom, 1-1
CAMBRIDGE—With one offensive superstar suspended and another hobbling after an early collision, the Boston Breakers and Washington Freedom settled for a goal apiece Sunday at Harvard Stadium.
May 16, 2009 NATIONAL TEAM DUTY
Seven Breakers get the call
A total of seven Boston Breakers will be away from the team later this week after being called into national team duty, although none of them will have to miss any WPS action.
May 16, 2009 FREEDOM VISITS
Washington Faces Boston Breakers Sunday
The two original WUSA teams in WPS face off for the second time this season as the Washington Freedom visit Harvard Stadium for the Breakers’ first televised home match. The Breakers are in second place, four points behind the first-place Sol after grabbing four out of a possible six points in the past two matches with the league leaders.
May 13, 2009 FABIANA ARRIVES
Begins light training with Breakers
The final member of the Boston Breakers has arrived to the Hub. Brazilian international Fabiana came into Boston for the first time on Thursday and visited with her teammates and front office staff.
May 13, 2009 A PILLAR OF EXCELLENCE
Breakers to induct Maren Meinert
Former German National Team star Maren Meinert will be the first inductee into the Boston Breakers Pillars of Excellence. Meinert, who played for the original Breakers from 2001 to 2003 will be inducted during a halftime ceremony at Sunday’s game against the Washington Freedom.
May 10, 2009 SHUTDOWN
Breakers, Sol scoreless as Defense rules
CARSON, Calif. –With the league’s top two scoring teams on display, offense should have been the order of the day, but instead it was the defenses that came through as the Boston Breakers and Los Angeles Galaxy played to a 0-0 draw Sunday at The Home Depot Center.
May 2, 2009 MAKING HISTORY
Smith scores fastest goal in WPS history as Breakers beat Sol
BOSTON, Mass. – It took less than two minutes for WPS Player of the Month Kelly Smith to give the Boston Breakers (3-2-0) an early lead they never relinquished as they handed the first place Los Angeles Sol (3-1-1) their first defeat of the season, 2-1 Saturday night before 8,031 at Harvard Stadium.
April 25, 2009 SEEING RED
Breakers streak ends with 4-0 loss to Chicago
Bridgeview, Ill. – The Boston Breakers two game winning streak came to a crashing halt on Saturday night as Brittany Klein had a goal and two assists and Megan Rapinoe added a goal and an assist in the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 win at Toyota Park.
April 11, 2009 FAST FINISHING
Breakers top St. Louis, 2-0
BOSTON, Mass. – Raw weather and gloomy skies failed to dampen the return of the Breakers to Beantown, as they broke in their home fixture list with a gritty 2-0 victory over Saint Louis Athletica before 4,804 at Harvard Stadium Saturday night.
April 5, 2009 TOUGH BREAK
Late Milbrett goal thwarts Boston 2-1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Tiffany Milbrett came off the bench to lift FC Gold Pride to a 2-1 in over the Boston Breakers in the first-ever match for both teams in Women’s Professional Soccer on Sunday in front of 6,459 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium.
April 3, 2009 RARING TO GO
Lilly looks forward to getting back on the field
After winning two World Cup championships, two Olympic Gold Medals and playing in more international games than anyone ever has, you would think Kristine Lilly has done everything one can do in soccer. But for the 37-year-old new mother of a baby daughter, there is still one thing left.
It's a title bestowed upon the city of Boston after three of its professional sports teams have claimed six league championships in the last eight years. For the city’s rabid sports fans, it's not only cause for celebration, but perhaps, justification for the city’s obsession with its sports.