(April 10, 2015) – After a brief hiatus, the Breakdown is back. And there is a lot of news to catch up on.
The Breakers finalized their 2015 roster by making their final signing of the preseason. Monday, the Breakers signed former Seattle University star Stephanie Verdoia, who was acquired in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. One of the leading scorers in the nation in 2014 for Seattle University, the 22-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah native led the Breakers this preseason with three assists in four matches. Read all about Verdoia here: http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/home/870403.html.
Stephanie Verdoia, with Breakers head coach Tom Durkin and GM Lee Billiard at the 2015 NWSL College Draft
Monday afternoon, the Breakers announced their 20-player roster for the start of the 2015 NWSL season. Eleven players return from last year’s squad, including 2014 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year Alyssa Naeher, Hanson, Mass. native and former Boston College All-American midfielder Kristie Mewis, and midfielder Katie Schoepfer, who is entering her fifth season in Boston. This year’s team also features four Brazilian internationals: Bia, Ketlen, Rafinha, and Suzane Pires. Check out the entire roster here: http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/870432.html.
Alyssa Naeher is the all-time leader in saves for the Boston Breakers (Photo By Mike Gridley)
Saturday, April 4, the Breakers capped their 2015 NWSL preseason with a 3-1 win over the University of Connecticut at ForeKicks Sports Complex in Marlborough, Mass. Rachel Wood, Stephanie McCaffrey, and Kristie Mewis scored. Mewis led the Breakers this preseason with three goals. Read a full match recap at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/870295.html.
Stephanie McCaffrey scored one of her two preseason goals against UConn (Photo By Mike Gridley)
The Breakers unveiled their 2015 jerseys Thursday, April 2, at We Got Soccer in Foxboro. Keeper Jami Kranich, midfielder Kristie Mewis, and defenders Julie King and Kassey Kallman showed them off during the jersey unveiling and meet the team event (photo below by Mike Gridley).
The Breakers recently returned from an eight-day preseason trip to Florida. The team trained in Jacksonville and just outside of Orlando and beat the Jamaican Women’s National Team, twice, both by 5-0 counts. More than 2,000 fans came out to see the Breakers play, many from the Breakers' Florida youth affiliate, Florida Elite Soccer Academy. Read about the team’s two wins over Jamaica here: http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/869205.html and here: http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/868875.html. The Breakers also unveiled this week their preseason interview series. Check out all of them on the Breakers YouTube channel.
Breakers starters vs. Jamaica: (back row, left to right) Kassey Kallman, Kristie Mewis, Jami Kranich, Rachel Wood, Mollie Pathman, Bia; (front row, left to right) Rafinha, Ketlen, Suzane Pires, Maddy Evans, Stephanie McCaffrey
In other news …
The Boston Breakers recently partnered with Work Out World (WOW!). Part of the WOW! partnership is a sleeve sponsorship for the 2015 NWSL season. Read all about it at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/868511.html.
The 2015 NWSL season is HERE. The Breakers play at Portland on Saturday, April 11 (10 p.m. ET). The Breakers home opener is just over two weeks away, so get your tickets now! Season tickets, single-game tickets, flex packs, group tickets, and three-game packages are currently on sale! Visit www.breakerstickets.com or call 617-945-1704 to purchase tickets.
Due to popular demand, Tick Tock Ticket Tuesday is back and continues this Tuesday (April 14). Order tickets between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET each Tuesday and be entered to win some amazing prizes! For more information on the promotion, visit http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/864392.html.
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