(Nov. 16, 2015) – Today, the Boston Breakers announce the dissolving of the youth club partnership between Scorpions Soccer Club (now FC Boston) and Boston Breakers Academy.
“It is unfortunate that the partnership is being dissolved,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “We had high hopes, but the merger of Scorpions and FC Bolts and their creation of FC Boston set them on a different path.”
The partnership was originally formed in December 2013 with a purpose to expand the previous club's footprint and ultimately led to the insertion of new coaches and additional players.
“We remain committed to building the Boston Breakers Academy,” Billiard said, before noting about the next step: “we have big plans, and we have a lot of good people involved in building a youth club, providing a connection to professional players and to utilize the pro game as an additional step in player development. We will make an announcement in the near future regarding our next step.”
The partnership will be terminated by the end of 2015. All current Boston Breakers Academy teams under the Scorpions/FC Boston umbrella will transition out of using the Boston Breakers name and logo by the end of the year as well. The Boston Breakers will continue to operate its own college academy and reserve teams as part of the development pathway to the pros.
“We had a lot of coaches working in the program and made some strong connections and feel for the players and families and will miss them all,” Billiard said. “We wish (FC Boston Club President) Fred Marks and his FC Boston club all the best moving forward. I am sure we will be competing against his club on the field in the very near future.”