THE BREAKDOWN

A look back at this week in Breakers news

(Nov. 21, 2014) – Another wave of signings highlights the week, and a pair of Breakers abroad had big performances. Here’s a look at what you may have missed.

Sunday, Kristie Mewis scored the game-winning goal for Iga FC Kunoichi in the Japanese club’s two-leg relegation battle with Nittaidai. Mewis’ goal in second-half stoppage time, gave Iga a 1-0 win. The return leg is this Sunday. We caught up with Kristie this week in between matches.

That same day in Scotland, one of the newest Breakers, Morgan Marlborough, won the Scottish Cup with Glasgow City. The Scottish Women’s Premier League champions cruised to a 5-0 win over Spartans to take the Cup. Marlborough returned to the U.S. following the victory and will join the Breakers at the start of preseason.

Monday, Lianne Sanderson announced that she would remain in England ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She will play for Arsenal in the FA Women’s Super League.

Also Monday, the Breakers re-signed Mollie Pathman, Rachel Wood, and Nikki Washington. The three return for a second season in Boston. Read the full release here.

The following day, the Breakers announced that veteran defender and two-year captain Cat Whitehill and second-year keeper Jami Kranich will be back with the club for the 2015 NWSL season.

Bianca Sierra had a busy week down in Veracruz, playing for Mexico in the Central American and Caribbean Games. Monday, Mexico came back from a 1-0 deficit to tie Colombia. Wednesday, Mexico easily handled Trinidad and Tobago, 6-0. Friday, they were scheduled to finish group play against Haiti. The quarterfinals will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Friday, The Day newspaper in Connecticut featured Katie Schoepfer, announcing that she will be getting inducted into the Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January 2015. Read the entire story here: http://www.theday.com/article/20141121/SPORT03/311219965.

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