The Boston Breakers have a chance to make it six straight and remain perfect on the season when they travel to North Central College in Naperville, Ill., to take on the Chicago Red Stars.
These two teams have a rivalry that dates back to 2009 in Women’s Professional Soccer. The Breakers had a 3-3 record vs. Chicago in two seasons, winning all three games on the road. But it’s a whole new look on both sides as the teams get set to renew their rivalry in WPSL Elite.
The Breakers come into Sunday’s game with a 5-0 record after Friday night’s 4-0 win on the road against FC Indiana. Katie Schoepfer scored two goals, her league-best seventh and eighth of the season. Bianca D’Agostino got her first goal as a Breaker, while Kyah Simon put home her third of the season.
The Red Stars, who went 10-1 last season and made it all the way to the WPSL Championship, enter with a 2-0 record. Both wins came against FC Indiana. They currently sit in fourth place in WPSL Elite, one point back of the New England Mutiny, who beat the Philadelphia Fever, 2-1, Saturday. Led by their top scorer Lauren Fowlkes (two goals), the Red Stars have also gotten production out of former U.S. Women’s National Team and Atlanta Beat midfielder Lori Chalupny and former Atlanta Beat defender Julianne Sitch, who have one goal apiece. Keeper Jamie Forbes has two shutouts on the season.
The Breakers may seen the return of Australian midfielder Tameka Butt, who missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain. Butt joined the team Saturday in Illinois and is listed as probable for Sunday’s match.
For more, read the Game Notes, which include rosters and stats.
Sunday’s match is set for a 6 p.m. (ET) start and will be live webcast. Visit chicagoredstars.com and click on the Live Webcast link in the menu. It will go live approximately 10 minutes before the start of the game. You can also follow the Breakers on Twitter @BostonBreakers for updates throughout the match.