Breakers announce 2016 schedule

(Feb. 19, 2016) – The Boston Breakers announced today their schedule for the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season.

The Breakers open on the road, taking on the Washington Spirit April 16 at the Maryland Soccer Plex in Boyds, Md. They then return home to play host to Seattle Reign FC on Sunday, April 24, in their 2016 home opener.

The Breakers will play all 10 home games at Jordan Field (formerly known as Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium) on the campus of Harvard University.

“Now that our schedule is released we can start to look forward to the season ahead,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “There are no easy games in this league, and I am looking forward to seeing how this new-look roster will compete.”

Following the matches against Washington and Seattle, the Breakers host Portland Thorns FC (May 1 at 5 p.m. ET) and the Chicago Red Stars (May 7 at 7 p.m. ET). The two-time defending NWSL champions FC Kansas City come to Jordan Field on Sunday, May 22 (6:30 p.m.). The expansion Orlando Pride visit Boston on Sunday, July 31 (6 p.m.).

The 2016 schedule will completely avoid league play in the regular season during all FIFA dates. In addition, the NWSL will take a 25-day break from Aug. 1 through Aug. 25 during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. The League will play approximately 74 matches prior to the Olympic break and 26 matches following it.

Season tickets, flex packs, three-game packs, as well as single-game tickets for the April 24 home opener are on sale now. Single-game tickets for the remaining nine home games are available now by calling 617-945-1704. They will go on sale online at www.breakerstickets.com on Monday, Feb. 22. Times of the games are subject to change. Purchase tickets by visiting www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704.

Boston Breakers 2016 schedule

Saturday, April 16 at Washington Spirit 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 24 vs. Seattle Reign 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1 vs. Portland Thorns FC 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 vs. Chicago Red Stars 7 p.m.

Friday, May 13 at Sky Blue FC TBD

Sunday, May 22 vs. FC Kansas City 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27 at Western New York Flash TBD

Friday, June 10 vs. Washington Spirit 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 at Chicago Red Stars 8 p.m.

Friday, June 24 at Western New York TBD

Saturday, July 2 at Seattle Reign FC 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 10 at Orlando Pride 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 17 vs. Sky Blue FC 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 31 vs. Orlando Pride 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28 at FC Kansas City TBD

Wednesday, Aug. 31 vs. Houston Dash 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4 at Portland Thorns FC 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8 vs. Western New York Flash 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11 at Houston Dash TBD

Saturday, Sept. 24 vs. Western New York Flash 7 p.m.

Home games in bold

All times Eastern Standard Time

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