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Breakers to Pick 2nd in 2010 WPS Draft Next Friday

January 7, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Boston Breakers News Release

The 2010 WPS Draft will take place next Friday, January 15th at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, and the Boston Breakers have the second and eleventh picks in the first round of the draft.

The draft will begin at 10am. Be sure to follow the Breakers on Twitter for live draft updates throughout the day, and then check back with later on for a full team draft recap.

The 2010 WPS Draft consists of seven rounds and 65 picks overall. The first round has 11 selections as the 2010 expansion teams, the Atlanta Beat and the Philadelphia Independence, originally received two picks each in the first round. In late September, the Breakers swapped forward Amy Rodriguez along with the #5 overall selection in the first round with the Philadelphia Independence for both of their first round picks (#2 and #11). The Breakers also have one selection in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th rounds. The Breakers announced today that they have traded their 3rd round pick in the 2010 WPS Draft to the Los Angeles Sol for the negotiating rights to Spanish forward Laura Del Rio, who is currently playing for Frankfurt in Germany.

Do you have a question for our draft picks, coaches, or General Manager? Send them to us on Twitter by Tuesday, January 12th at noon. Questions and answers will be posted throughout draft day on Facebook.

Can You Guess the First Round of the 2010 WPS Draft?

With the 2010 WPS Draft less than 8 days away now, the Boston Breakers want to know your mock WPS draft predictions for the first round.

The winner can choose either four (4) Pitch Side seats to the Breakers home opener against Philadelphia at Harvard Stadium on April 18, 2010 which includes free parking, sideline seating and a free pre-game barbecue or a 2009 Breakers game jersey from the player of your choice (subject to availability).

To enter, you must predict the order of player selection for the first round. The winner will be determined by the most correct predictions, with the tiebreaker being the highest point total. A correct selection only requires that you match the player's name with the slot she is selected in.

#1 Atlanta Beat (1 point for correct prediction)

#2 Boston Breakers (2 pts.)

#3 FC Gold Pride (3 pts.)

#4 Chicago Red Stars (4 pts.)

#5 Los Angeles Sol (5 pts.)

#6 Sky Blue FC (6 pts.)

#7 Washington Freedom (7 pts.)

#8 Los Angeles Sol (8 pts.)

#9 Los Angeles Sol (9 pts.)

#10 FC Gold Pride (10 pts.)

#11 Boston Breakers (11 pts.)

Submit your entries to by Tuesday, January 12th at noon. The winner will be announced via Twitter from the NSCAA convention on Friday, January 15th.

Book Your Group for Opening Night 2010!

Experience Opening Night of the Boston Breakers' season with your team, club, friends, or group!

On Sunday, April 18th at 6PM the Breakers kick off their home opener at Harvard Stadium against the Philadelphia Independence. Starting Monday, January 11th, group tickets to Opening Night will be available for sale. Group tickets start at just $10, and require a minimum of 20 tickets purchased.

Do you or your players want to escort Breakers players onto the field, participate in the match as a WPS Ball Kid, or high-five the WPS teams as they make their way onto the pitch? You can! Your group outing can include additional game day experiences, but these awesome opportunities will fill up quickly, so be sure to book your outing early! (Subject to availability, based on group ticket minimums.)

Call the Breakers office at 781-251-2100 to book your group for April 18th. For additional information on groups, click here or call us at the number above.

When the complete schedule is released in February, individual and group tickets for the remainder of the 2010 season will go on sale.

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