Breakers head to Portland for clash with the Thorns

(Aug. 4, 2015) - The Boston Breakers will head to the West Coast to take on Portland Thorns FC Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET at Providence Park in Portland. The match will air live on the FOX Sports Go app and at www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo.

- By Meg Kelly

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(Aug. 4, 2015) - The Boston Breakers will head to the West Coast to take on Portland Thorns FC Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET at Providence Park in Portland. The match will air live on the FOX Sports Go app and at www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo.

Boston will look to snap a three-game losing streak after falling, 2-1, to Seattle Reign FC Saturday at home.

In front of a sellout crowd of 4,325, the Reign took the lead at the 24-minute mark as Beverly Yanez found the back of the net off a corner kick. Kristie Mewis delivered the equalizer shortly thereafter, heading in a cross from Suzane Pires in the 34th minute. Piers and Mewis equalized the match in style as Pires’ assist was the first point of her professional career, and Mewis’ fifth goal of the season marked a new career high.

Suzane Pires, left, tracks down Portland's Sinead Farrelly in the 2015 season opener in Portland

However, Seattle’s Kim Little delivered the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick, squeaking a shot just beyond the reach of the diving Alyssa Naeher. Mewis led a furious Breaker charge in the waning minutes, but Seattle escaped with a 2-1 win.

With the loss Boston fell to 3-9-3 overall and sit in ninth place in the NWSL table with 12 points. Portland is in seventh place with 16 points and owns a 4-6-4 record.

Boston and Portland have split their series so far this season. Portland picked up a 4-1 home win in the season opener on April 11. Rookie Stephanie McCaffrey netted her first professional goal in the match.

The Breakers got revenge on their home turf in the rematch, a last-second thriller on May 16 as Mewis found the back of the net in stoppage time to give Boston the 1-0 win.

Portland is most recently coming off a 2-0 win at the Western New York Flash behind goals from Christine Sinclair and Allie Long. Long leads the team with six goals and is tied with fellow midfielder Meleana Shim for the team lead in assists with three. Shim is second on the team with three goals. Goalkeeper Michelle Betos leads the league with a 0.9 goals allowed per match average.

After Wednesday’s match at Portland, the Breakers will take on the Washington Spirit on Aug. 8 in their home finale. To purchase tickets, call 617-945-1704 or visit www.breakerstickets.com. Season tickets for 2016 are on sale now.

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