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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Boston Breakers Team Profile


All images courtesy of the Boston Breakers and WPS. All rights reserved.

Professional women's soccer returns to New England. Fox Soccer Channel will televise a Sunday night game of the week, and the Boston Breakers are scheduled to appear five times.

2009 Team Schedule (Courtesy of the Boston Breakers).

Date

Opponent

Location

Time (ET)

TV

Tickets

Sun, Apr 5

FC Gold Pride

Santa Clara, Calif.

6:00 p.m.

FSC


Sat, Apr 11

Saint Louis Athletica

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Sat, Apr 18

Washington Freedom

Germantown, Md.

7:00 p.m.



Sat, Apr 25

Chicago Red Stars

Bridgeview, Ill.

8:30 p.m.



Sat, May 2

Los Angeles Sol

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Sun, May 10

Los Angeles Sol

Carson, Calif.

4:00 p.m.



Sun, May 17

Washington Freedom

HOME

6:00 p.m.

FSC


Sun, May 31

Sky Blue FC

Piscataway, N.J.

6:00 p.m.

FSC


Sun, June 14

Saint Louis Athletica

HOME

6:00 p.m.

FSC


Wed, June 17

FC Gold Pride

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Sat, June 20

Chicago Red Stars

Bridgeview, Ill.

8:30 p.m.



Wed, June 24

Washington Freedom

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Sat, July 4

Sky Blue FC

Piscataway, N.J.

7:00 p.m.



Sun, July 12

Sky Blue FC

HOME

TBA

FSC


Wed, July 15

Chicago Red Stars

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Sun, July 19

FC Gold Pride

Santa Clara, Calif.

TBA



Sat, July 25

Sky Blue FC

HOME

7:00 p.m.



Wed, July 29

Washington Freedom

Germantown, Md.

7:00 p.m.



Sat, Aug 1

Saint Louis Athletica

Edwardsville, Ill.

7:00 p.m.



Sun, Aug 9

Los Angeles Sol

HOME

4:00 p.m.



WPS Playoffs

Sat, Aug 15

First Round (#4 at #3)

Home of #3 seed

TBA



Aug 18/19

Super Semifinal (Winner at #2)

Home of #2 seed

TBA



Sat, Aug 22

WPS Final (Winner at #1)

Home of #1 seed

TBA




Playing Venue

The Breakers will play at Harvard Stadium on the campus of the University.




For directions. please click here.

Ownership and Management Group

The team is owned by Boston Women's Soccer LLC.

The President and General Manager is Joe Cummings.

Coaching Staff



Tony DiCiccio is a legendary coach, author, commentator, soccer visionary, and a former US international goalkeeper. Coach DiCiccio managed the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup team to glory at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. He also lead the US Women to their first Olympic Gold Medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. He won a Bronze Medal with the team at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden.

Lisa Cole
will assist Coach DiCiccio. She has significant coaching experience at the college level, and was also the President and Assistant Coach of SoccerPlus Connecticut Reds. Coach Cole played collegiately at Pacific Lutheran.

Player Profiles



Kristine Lilly is one of the most decorated and legendary players in world football history. She holds the absolute caps record with 340 for the USA (she has also scored 129 goals), and has been in the US player pool since 1991. Since that time, she has won virtually every honor at the National Team level, where she is also the team captain. During her stellar international career, she has only come on as a substitute 13 times.



Angela Hucles has been capped 95 times with 12 goals for the USA. She has won two Olympic Gold Medals (2004 and 2008), along with a Bronze Medal at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Angela was an original Boston Breaker, and played collegiately at the University of Virginia.



Heather Mitts has been capped 89 times with two goals for the USA. She has won two Olympic Gold Medals (2004 and 2008). Heather played collegiately at the University of Florida.



Fabiana da Silva Simões has been capped several times for Brasil. In 2008, she won a Silver Medal at the Beijing Games.



Kristine Latham has been capped 49 times with 15 goals for Canada. She competed at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, and played collegiately at the University of Nebraska.

For a full team roster, please click here.


I would like to thank Kevin Hassett, Communications Manager, for his kind assistance with this article.

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