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Breakers Will Face Independence In Home Opener

December 17, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Boston Breakers News Release

The Breakers will play their opening home game of the 2010 WPS season against the Philadelphia Independence on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Harvard Stadium.

Philadelphia Independence is one of the two 2010 WPS expansion franchises and features former Breakers players Heather Mitts, Amy Rodriguez, and Sue Weber. Boston's Home Opener will be featured on Fox Soccer Channel and it will be the first television appearance for the Breakers in 2010.

The Breakers' season opener will be on the road against the Washington Freedom on April 10, 2010 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The remainder of the 2010 schedule is anticipated in early February.

Secure your tickets for Opening Night by purchasing a 2010 Membership, Flex Pack, Holiday Package, or single game tickets with our annual one-day pre-sale Friday, December 18 from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m at and enter the password: opener10 or by phone at 781-251-2100. This is your only opportunity to purchase single game tickets for Opening Night until the official single-game on-sale date in late February 2010.

Purchasing your Breakers tickets as a holiday gift? Place your order over the phone and our helpful sales staff will e-mail you a gift certificate for you to wrap up.

Osborne Reports on National Team Camp

Hello Breakers Fans!

Greetings from rainy and cold Los Angeles. After spending the last few months in Germany, I was looking forward to the typical sunny weather. That's wasn't the case here during training camp over the last 11 days.

I was happy to be back in LA over the last few weeks having lived in Hermosa Beach for three years. Some of the reasons why I love LA are my beautiful niece (Giana), amazing sushi restaurants, Coffee Bean and The Home Depot Center, a great soccer complex. All of which I got to see and experience while there for camp.

While camp was pretty intense I was so happy to be back training with the National Team and my Breakers teammate Amy LePeilbet. We started the training camp on Saturday, December 5th and finished Tuesday, December 15th.

On Sunday, December 6th, we had our most dreaded fitness test: the "beep" test.

Lilly Races for a Cause

This holiday season Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly is encouraging others to give back to those less fortunate as part of the Who Gives? Racing for a Cause campaign by Athletes for Hope, the charitable organization assists athletes in contributing to the community. Lilly will be participating in a friendly competition against other professional athletes like Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, and Julie Foudy in a fundraising challenge for their charity of choice.

Lilly has selected Clifford's Gift, a non-profit organization that provides support to homeless people in West Chester, Penn. Five years ago Lilly's best friend from high school started the organization and has assisted hundreds of homeless people get back on their feet.

The athletes have until January 15, 2010 to accept donations. If Lilly raises the most money or receives the highest number of donations, she will win additional monetary prizes for Clifford's Gift.

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