By Nichole Paolino
(Aug. 11, 2017) – After a weekend at home, the Boston Breakers head down the East Coast Saturday, Aug. 12, to face the Washington Spirit at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. It will mark Boston’s debut in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.
The Breakers ended their last match in a 2-2 draw to FC Kansas City on Aug. 4 at home and look to grab more points this weekend. Boston’s last meeting with the Washington Spirit was a 1-0 win July 1 at home, courtesy of a goal from rookie Margaret Purce.
“We are looking forward to going to Washington and playing on one of the best pitches in the league,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “We edged our first game against Washington and hopefully we can do the same again and pick up our first road win.”
The Breakers sit in eighth place in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) standings with a 3-7-6 record and 15 points. The Washington Spirit are in ninth-place with a 4-8-3 record and 15 points. Boston is five points behind the seventh-place Houston Dash and one point ahead of last-place FC Kansas City. Washington heads into the match coming off a 3-0 loss to Orlando on Aug. 8.
Adriana Leon (three goals, four assists), Natasha Dowie (three goals, two assists), and Rosie White (three goals, one assist) are on top for the Breakers attack. The three players have accounted for eight of the 12 goals Boston has this season. Leon is currently third in the league with assists. White scored her first brace of the season in the last weekend’s match against FC Kansas City.
The Washington Spirit have two players sitting in the top 10 for goals scored this season. Havana Solaun is in fifth place (five goals, three assists) and Francisca Ordega (four goals, three assists) is in 10th place, however, she is ruled out of Saturday’s game with injury. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe is in second place for saves with a total of 63.
After Saturday’s matchup, the Breakers are home to face the Houston Dash on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass. Boston remains at home to play the Orlando Pride Saturday, Aug. 19 (4 p.m. ET). Tickets to all Boston Breakers home games are available by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting breakerstickets.com.