Boston Breakers (WUSA)

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Boston Breakers
Boston Breakers
Full name Boston Breakers
Nickname(s) Breakers
Founded 2000
Dissolved 2003
Ground Nickerson Field, Boston, Massachusetts
Ground Capacity 10,412
Owner Amos Hostetter, Jr.
Chairman Joe Cummings
Manager Pia Sundhage
League Women's United Soccer Association

The Boston Breakers was a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. The team played at Nickerson Field on the campus of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

The Boston Breakers began play in 2001. The team held a "name the team" contest that fifteen-year-old Laura DeDonato of Easton, Massachusetts won with the name "Boston Breakers." [1]

In the final season in the WUSA, the Breakers had their best record (10-4-7) and placed first in the regular season before losing to the Washington Freedom in the semifinals.[2]

Awards[edit]

The Breakers won the Community Service Award and held league-leading attendance in 2002. Honors received in 2003 included:

[2]

League Suspension[edit]

The Women's United Soccer Association announced on September 15, 2003 that it was suspending operations.

In 2007, the Boston Breakers were re-established in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). After the WPS folded in 2012, the Boston Breakers joined the inaugural WPSL Elite.[2]

Players[edit]

2003 Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Tracy Ducar
2 United States DF Sarah Popper
3 United States DF Devvyn Hawkins
4 United States MF Rebekah Splaine
5 United States DF Jena Kluegel
6 Germany FW Maren Meinert
7 Mexico DF Mónica González
8 United States MF Erin O'Grady
9 Norway FW Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
11 United States MF Angela Hucles
No. Position Player
12 United States DF Heather Aldama
13 United States MF Kristine Lilly
14 Norway FW Dagny Mellgren
15 United States DF Kate Sobrero
16 United States DF Chrisy McCann
18 United States GK Kristin Slater
19 United States MF Mary-Frances Monroe
20 United States MF Rebekah McDowell
22 France MF Stephanie Mugneret-Beghe
23 Canada GK Karina LeBlanc

Year-by-Year Regular Season Record[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2001 1 WUSA 6th did not qualify
2002 1 WUSA 6th did not qualify
2003 1 WUSA 1st Semi Finals
Year W L T Pts GF GA Home Away
2001 8 10 3 27 29 35 4-6-1 4-4-2
2002 6 8 7 25 36 34 5-0-5 1-8-2
2003 10 4 7 37 33 29 5-2-4 5-2-3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WUSA gets Power". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Breakers History". Boston Breakers (WPSL Elite). Retrieved 20 October 2012.