After spending three seasons in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) and anther three inWomen’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the Boston Breakers will play the 2012 season in the new WPSL Elite League, along with former WPS teams Western New York Flash and Chicago Red Stars, WPSL sides ASA Chesapeake Charge, FC Indiana, New England Mutiny and New York Fury andPhiladelphia Fever. The Elite League was created following the announced suspension of the WPS 2012 season in order to provide an opportunity for high level women soccer.
The match will mark the return of Cat Whitehill, who played two years with the WPSWashington Freedom before moving to Atlanta Beat and now Boston Breakers, to Washington, D.C. area soccer action. Whitehill is joined by 2012 Breakers captainLeslie Osborne, Katie Schoepfer, U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team defenderBianca D’Agostino and Australian internationals Kyah Simon and Tameka Butt.
"We are looking forward to a great game with D.C. United Women, as we both prepare for the upcoming season," said Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole. "We can't wait to play at the Maryland SoccerPlex again, it's one of the best women's soccer venues around, and the fans are always supportive of the game."
The game follows the Breaker’s WPSL Elite League opening match on May 10 on the road against Chesapeake Charge and precedes D.C. United Women’s home opener on May 19 against Virginia Beach Piranhas. D.C. United Women expect to finalize their roster shortly before the match with Boston. Players from several top universities including Maryland, Virginia, Penn State and Stanford will help make up the United Women’s roster.
WAGS is one of oldest all-girls youth soccer leagues in the country, and the club’s sponsorship of the match is expected to generate strong ticket sales. Single-game general seating tickets are now on sale along with season tickets. Single-game VIP tickets will be released at a later date, depending on availability.
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