May 17, 2013 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Boston Breakers
The Breakers are the only unbeaten team in the National Women's Soccer League following Thursday's night 1-0 win by Sky Blue FC over the Portland Thorns.
The Breakers head into Saturday night's match (8:35 p.m. ET) in second place in the NWSL table on 8 points with a 2-0-2 record. A win would push them closer to the top of the table and just two points back of Portland and Sky Blue, who are tied on points (13). The Breakers also have a game in hand.
The Breakers, fresh off a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit, courtesy of Joanna Lohman's first goal of the year, come into the match with the league's leading scorer in Sydney Leroux (4 goals, 9 points) and league's assist leader, Lianne Sanderson, who has three assists on the season.
FC Kansas City comes into Saturday's game at 2-1-1, tied for fourth place with the Western New York Flash. They've allowed the fewest goals in the league this year, due in large part to U.S. Women's National Team keeper Nicole Barnhart, who has allowed a league-low three goals and is second in the NWSL with two shutouts. Renae CuÃ©llar leads the Blues with three goals, followed by former Breaker Lauren Cheney (1 goal, 2 assists) and Sinead Farrelly (1 goal).
Saturday's game will be broadcast on the NWSL YouTube page.
Boston Breakers College Academy set for WPSL debut
History will be made Wednesday, May 29, when Head Coach Mitch Doherty and Assistant Coach Andrew Coppola lead Boston Breakers College Academy onto the field for its Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) debut.
The Academy will play the New England Mutiny at home - Dilboy Stadium in Somerville - at 7:30 p.m. It's the first of 10 games on the Boston Breakers College Academy's schedule. The team also will play Seacoast Mariners, Aztecs, Seacoast Phantoms, and CFC Passion this season.
Several local college players make up the Boston Breakers College Academy team, including Boston College forward Stephanie McCaffrey, Boston College midfielder Patrice Vettori, and Boston University midfielders Kylie Strom and Megan McGoldrick.
Read more about the Boston Breakers College Academy team, which includes the full roster and schedule, on the Boston Breakers website.
Get your tickets now for May 25 home game vs. Spirit
After two meetings through the first four week of the National Women's Soccer League season, the Breakers and Washington Spirit have yet to settle the score. The teams tied on April 14 at Dilboy Stadium and again last weekend in Washington, both 1-1 draws.
The teams return to Dilboy on Saturday, May 25, and the Breakers will look to end the stalemate against the Spirit. Tickets are still available for this highly anticipated rematch.
You can purchase tickets either by visiting www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704. Want to bring a group to the game? Reserve your group outing now. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for group rate discounts of $5 to $8 per ticket. Find out more by calling 617-945-1704.