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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2009, 01:31:03 PM »
Poor Kelly getting bashed up again, I guess thats what comes with having quick feet, the defenders get frustrated and take her out, ow!

I wonder how much Scott had to do with keeping Marta quiet, may have been a different story if Marta was attacking Mitts (I asssme Marta was on the left wing).

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2009, 04:20:41 AM »
well, she didn't score, and Kasey Moore didn't start, so that's a good thing in itself! Alex Scott was probably all over the place keeping and eye on Marta, but that's probably how Brittany Bock was able to be open enough for LA's goal.

Now the Breakers need to go into LA with no fear, or it will be a looong afternoon.  :-X

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2009, 10:25:31 PM »
Breakers lose 2-1 to Sky blue fc Asante's team. Even worse Kelly smith was injured and had to be subbed off, I switched off after that, just too sad!

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2009, 01:30:16 AM »
Buffalo Flash Pair Called Up By Boston Breakers!     

1st June 2009
Buffalo, New York

Defensive pair Sarah Wagenfuhr (Colorado Springs, CO) and Erika Sutton (Arvada, Colorado) today traveled to Boston, MA to attend a two day try out with WPS franchise Boston Breakers.

"It will be a great opportunity for Sarah and Erika to show Boston what they can offer, and is a mark of respect for the level of player we have here at Buffalo Flash," said Flash Head Coach Aaran Lines, "they are two of the many top class players we have on our roster and the Breakers' interest shows how players coming to play for us will be on everyone's radar. It rewards the excellent start to the season the team has had."

http://www.buffaloflashsoccer.com/index.cfm?template=news&news_id=3862

Defender/Midfielder Sarah Wagenfuhr is gifted passer of the ball who had a recent brief stint with WPS franchise Chicago Red Stars. She is a two-time All-American who played in three NCAA final fours, one National Championship game and for the US U-20 National World Championship Team.

"Sarah is a strong personality with leadership qualities," said Lines. "She distributes well and I'm looking for her to be a key part of the team."

Erika Sutton is a versatile wide player who can play either side of defense or midfield. As well as WPSL experience, she has also helped the Colorado Rush to three consecutive state cups and offers options in a variety of positions.

"Erika is a versatile player, with two great feet and a good shot," said Lines. "This year she should prove herself to be a fine W-League player."

http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/home/335970.html
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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2009, 01:37:50 AM »
Breakers lose again, 1-0 to St Louis Athletica, Aluko scoring, using her pace to run onto a through ball and nutmeg the keeper, nice.

Smith played the full 90 mins with a taped up knee, she looked good considering. Breakers had most of the play and deserved at least a draw, 17 shots but only 4 on target. Also 8 corners and 15 crosses!

A-Rod played the full 90 also but was useless again.

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2009, 12:22:32 PM »
A-Rod has scored!
Breakers win 2-0 against Carney's team the Red Stars. Smith played the full 90 with no tape on her knee so thats good news and I didn't see her limp once - though it was a dodgy webcast  :-\
The 2nd goal was a penalty after a perfect through ball from Kelly Smith to Lilly into the box, sweet play!

Carney was named player of the match for the Red stars so good play from the England girls all round  :)

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2009, 01:24:30 PM »
Good result for Boston considering the hammering the last time these 2 met. Nice to see Carney getting player of the match. Although I was surprised to see she played, no three match ban for a red card in WPS league then??  :-\

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2009, 11:41:13 AM »
Another win for the Breakers! 1-0 against Washington Freedom. Goal by Christin Latham. Kelly scored an offside goal, apparently it looks like her knee is a lot better so thats good news  :)

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2009, 09:36:21 PM »
Just for fun

Boston Breaker Crossbar Challenge

http://womanssoccerinsider.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_29.html

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2009, 09:49:53 PM »
Why am I not surprised by the winner of the competition  ;)

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2009, 10:16:15 PM »
Why am I not surprised by the winner of the competition  ;)

because she's a genius  ;D that or Alex rigged it  :D

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2009, 01:09:14 PM »
If the Breakers win this Sunday against the LA Sol they clinch a play off place :)

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« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2009, 12:48:43 PM »
 :( They lose 2-1

Scott and Kelly getting yellows at the end, Scott for a dodgy foul on Marta in the box and Kelly for arguing with the ref about it! She's got to stand up for her mate lol.

It was an exciting game though.

Just watched the highlights of the game and Kelly is really giving the ref grief lol and then after Marta scores the penalty she gives her a sarcastic clap  ;D
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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2009, 11:49:55 AM »
Rodriguez traded to Philadelphia Independence
by WPS - Staff Report
29th September 2009.

The Boston Breakers announced the trade of forward Amy Rodriguez and their first round draft choice in the 2010 WPS draft to the Philadelphia Independence in exchange for Philadelphia’s two first round selections in the 2010 draft.   The Independence is one of two expansion teams joining WPS for the 2010 season, along with the Atlanta Beat.  The 2010 WPS draft will be held on January 15, 2010.

“Amy’s lightning fast speed, exceptional skills, and game-changing energy will be a huge addition to our offensive line,” said Philadelphia Independence General Manager Terry Foley. “A young player with Amy’s international, National Team, and WPS experience is rare, and we feel that she brings a great combination of youth and tactical knowledge. She is a fan-favorite and we are thrilled to have her coming to Philadelphia.”

Along with Rodriguez, Boston will send the #5 overall pick in the first round to Philadelphia.  The Breakers will receive the #2 overall selection in the first round, along with Philadelphia’s bonus pick at the end of the first round, which is the #11 overall selection.

Rodriguez was originally selected with the 1st overall pick by the Breakers in the 2009 WPS Draft.   Rodriguez helped lead the University of Southern California Trojans to their first NCAA Championship in 2007.  The following summer, Rodriguez earned a Gold Medal at the Beijing Summer Olympics as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team.   The 22-year-old forward started in 11 of the 17 games she appeared in for the Breakers in 2009 recording one goal and no assists.

“The trade involving Amy Rodriguez was a difficult decision,” said Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco.  “A-Rod has some wonderful qualities as a player and she will certainly continue to evolve, however, the trade with Philadelphia allows us two first round draft picks and three high picks overall from one of the best college classes in recent history.  I am excited for the January draft options now available for the Boston Breakers. I want to wish Amy all the best with her new club.”

“As an organization, we think there are good options at the top of the WPS draft in January,” said Breakers General Manager Andy Crossley. “We talked about various scenarios with several clubs in recent weeks. We felt that this trade with Philadelphia offered us the best options in January’s draft.  At the same time, it creates some salary flexibility as we pursue a player for our fifth international roster spot.”

http://www.womensprosoccer.com/news/general/090929-rodriguez-trade

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Re: Boston Breakers
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2009, 02:28:10 AM »
Breakers Agree to Terms with U.S. National Team Midfielder Leslie Osborne

Westwood, Mass. (October 21, 2009) – The Boston Breakers have agreed to terms with free agent midfielder Leslie Osborne, a former member of FC Gold Pride and current member of the U.S. Women’s National Team.  Osborne is the second new arrival to join the Breakers via free agency this offseason, joining her former FC Gold Pride teammate Tiffany Weimer.   


Osborne captained FC Gold Pride in 2009, starting in 18 of the club’s 20 matches and leading the team with 1,622 minutes of playing time. Her iron-woman performance marked a successful return from a torn ACL and ankle injury suffered during United States National Team training in May 2008, which caused Osborne to miss the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Osborne has recorded 61 international caps in her career with the U.S. National Team. She earned her first full team cap on January 20, 2004 against Sweden.  An impact player in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China, she appeared in five of the six games.  In 2006, she played in 19 matches, starting 12, and scored her first international goal against Chinese Taipei.  In the same year, Osborne broke into the scoring column in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Final against Canada.


The Brookfield, Wisconsin native is expected to bring consistency and leadership in the defensive midfield for the Breakers, a position where several different players were rotated during the 2009 season.


"Leslie Osborne is a proven midfielder who has a wonderful soccer pedigree and a track record of success,” said Boston Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco.  “She is talented, tough and a team leader, all qualities that will make the Breakers better.  I am looking forward to coaching her and introducing her to our Breaker fans." 


“I am tremendously excited to play for the Boston Breakers,” said Osborne. “Boston has a special place in my heart and I am ready to give everything I have to this great organization. This is a great opportunity to learn from such an experienced coach like Coach DiCicco and to play alongside some of the best players in the world. Being in the same city as our sponsor Puma is only another positive for me.  I cannot wait to arrive in Boston and begin to prepare for the 2010 WPS season.”


A former collegiate standout and three-time All-American at Santa Clara University, Osborne recorded 44 goals and 34 assists for the Broncos.  She was the first player in league history to be named the WCC Defender of the year and WCC Player of the year.  In 2004, as a senior, the team captain won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s outstanding collegiate female soccer player and was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist.  As a freshman, Osborne was a key member of the Santa Clara team that won the 2001 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, beating collegiate women’s soccer powerhouse North Carolina. 

 

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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2009, 02:30:13 AM »
Angela Hucles Retires from WPS and International Soccer

Westwood, Mass. (October 16, 2009) – Angela Hucles, a Boston Breakers veteran and 2008 Olympic hero, has announced her retirement from professional soccer.  Hucles will not travel with the U.S. National Team for its match against Germany on October 29 and she will not return for the second season of Women’s Professional Soccer after playing with the Breakers in 2009.

“I always wanted to involve myself in things I was passionate about and give 110 percent,” said Hucles. “I feel like I’ve come to a point where I no longer can give that much and I know that there are other players who are ready to step up to the plate in order to bring the World Cup trophy back to the U.S. and carry on the growth of professional women’s soccer in the United States as well.”


The 31-year-old Hucles has been a Breakers icon since the start of Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA).  In 2001, Hucles was chosen in the 12th round (93rd pick overall) by Boston in the WUSA inaugural draft.  Hucles played in all 21 games, starting 19 in the Breakers' first year and posted two goals for the season, including the first goal in team history.  Highlighting her WUSA career was the 2003 season, where she started all 17 games, and had one goal and four assists to help the Breakers achieve their first appearance in the WUSA playoffs.  Hucles earned All-WUSA second-team accolades as a result of her play in the final season of WUSA.


Hucles continued to call Boston home after the end of the WUSA in 2003.  The 31-year-old returned as a Breaker for the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer season.  Hucles was allocated to the Breakers via the United States Women’s National Team allocation on September 16, 2008.  The Breakers’ veteran started and played in 19 games, scoring two goals and notching one assist in 2009. 

“Angela has been a great contributor to the Boston Breakers and the Boston soccer community for years, dating back to the WUSA and continuing through the start-up and first year of the WPS,” said Owner and Managing Partner Michael Stoller.  “Her presence on the field will be missed, but we are very hopeful that Angela will be a long term contributor off the field to the Breakers and youth soccer in New England for years to come.”


Hucles' international experience began with the U-20 national team in 1997, but her successful run on the field for the Breakers from 2001-03, helped her jump into the national team picture.  She received her first cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team against Finland in 2002, and scored her first international goal against Costa Rica on November 6, 2002.  After a stellar WUSA season in 2003, she captured a regular spot on the National Team, starting six of the 15 games in which she played that year.


The Virginia Beach native was a member of the 2004 Olympic team, capturing her first Gold Medal in Athens and a member of the 2007 World Cup squad.  Hucles' greatest international accomplishments, however, were made at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, starting every match and leading the team in goals with four.  Hucles became the 24th American to earn 100 international caps, reaching the milestone against Korea Republic on Nov. 8, 2008.  Hucles will finish her career earning 109 caps for the USA and scoring 14 international goals.   

“Angela Hucles was a pleasure to coach, she was exceptional on the field and even more impressive as a person,” said Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco.  “She has given so much to our sport.  Her Olympic Gold Medal performance in 2008, leading the USA in scoring is legendary.  On behalf of the entire Boston Breakers team, staff and fans, we wish Angela all the best as she moves onto the next phase of her life.”

Hucles attended the University of Virginia where she played for former U.S. National Team coach April Heinrichs.  During her time at Virginia, Hucles was a four-time First-Team All-ACC selection, Four-time Mid-Atlantic All-Star, and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy in 1999. She still holds Cavalier records as the school's all-time leader in goals (59), points (138) and game-winning goals (19).


“Thank you to everyone for allowing me the opportunity to reach and achieve my dreams and goals through playing a game,” said Hucles.