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NWSL boss only has partial answers on why Boston shuttered

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We're just starting to get answers about Boston and how the league and the team got to this point.

With the shuttering of the Boston Breakers, the attention of fans now turns from the what to the how and the why. How did Boston reach the point where not only was it no longer financially viable to run the team, but no buyer could be found who was willing to take on their reported debts?

Hagen nets brace to help Dash playoff hopes

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Sarah Hagen's two goal performance led Houston to a 3-1 victory over Boston.

Sarah Hagen's breakout two-goal performance led the Houston Dash to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field in Boston on Wednesday night.

With Carli Lloyd out with an ankle sprain, Hagen made the most of her opportunity in the starting eleven, finding the back of the net twice, both following great attacking build-ups from the Dash attack.

Match preview: Boston vs North Carolina

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Just hold on, team.

So. The Boston Breakers are sitting at eighth in the league with a 2-4-2 record. Their last five games are all losses or draws after what seemed like a pretty bright start to the season. They've shown that they can score in games; what they need now is to show they can hold on to a lead and not cough up equalizers or winning goals.

Boston loses 2-0 away at Portland

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Bad start, tough finish.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Christen Westphal, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Emilie Haavi, Angela Salem, Rose Lavelle, Rosie White, Natasha Dowie

It started with calamity as the Boston Breakers took on the Portland Thorns in the away leg of their two back-to-back games.

Match preview: Breakers vs Thorns at home

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It's basically a home-and-away series for Boston as they take on Portland.

By a quirk of scheduling, the Boston Breakers will face the Portland Thorns at home, then will turn around and fly out to Portland to face them away. There's two macro level issues at stake here: Boston wanting to make sure that home games are wins more often than not, and seeing if they can re-balance the scales between themselves and Portland.

Match preview: Boston looks for away points in Chicago

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Another test for Boston as they go on the road.

The Boston Breakers are looking for their first away points of the season as they face the Chicago Red Stars away at Toyota Park. The Breakers are coming off two wins and one loss at home, while Chicago also has a mixed bag of results, beating FC Kansas City and the Houston Dash at home, but losing to Houston away, as well as losing to Portland away.

Match preview: can Boston get one back on North Carolina?

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Can Boston's new roster defeat the Courage's more experienced team?

The Boston Breakers will face the North Carolina Courage for the first time tomorrow at Jordan Field. Except this is no brand-new meeting; you'll remember the Courage were formerly the Western New York Flash before they were sold to the NC Football Club's ownership and moved south.

Matt Beard is confident Boston will win more this year

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New season, different roster. What can fans expect?

The Boston Breakers are deep in the middle of their 2017 NWSL preseason preparations. They've already played two games so far, a 5-1 victory over Boston College and another 5-1 victory over NEFC U15 boys. Still, the reactions from Beard on social media were fairly different between the two games, with subdued reflection after BC and a more upbeat tone after the second.

NWSL home openers announced: Breakers will play Sky Blue FC April 23

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NWSL has finally released home opener information and Boston will start off away.

NWSL has finally released home opener information and the Boston Breakers are scheduled to play FC Kansas City away on April 16, then will return the following weekend to open at home against Sky Blue FC on April 23.

Match preview: can Boston earn points on the road against Chicago?

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Boston has a notoriously bad away record.

The Boston Breakers are not known for their heartiness on the road. They've lost all their away games this season and lost or tied every single away game last season. The last time they won away game was July 25, 2014, against the Western New York Flash.

What's wrong with the Boston Breakers?

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At some point it's a systematic problem

How do you support a team that loses?

Not just a game here and there, but game after game, season after season. At this point in the Breakers' history, a lot of fans could be forgiven for just walking away. There's support in the face of bad performances, and then there's masochism.

Kyah Simon officially returning to Boston in 2016

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The Breakers have re-signed forward Kyah Simon for the 2016 season.

It's been a long-held assumption that Kyah Simon would return to Boston for the 2016 season and the Breakers confirmed that assumption today with the announcement that Kyah Simon has re-signed with the team.

"Kyah is an important player for us.

Breakers release details of the Alyssa Naeher trade

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Alyssa Naeher is going to Chicago

The Breakers finally released the official details of the Alyssa Naeher trade after news of the trade broke late Sunday night.

Boston is sending Alyssa Naeher and a 3rd-round pick in the 2016 college draft to Chicago. In exchange, Chicago is sending defender Whitney Engen, a 2nd-round pick in 2016, and a 2nd-round pick in 2017 to Boston.

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Boston drops 2-1 to Orlando Pride

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It started off rough, but Boston at least looked better than they did against Houston.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Allysha Chapman, Midge Purce, Angela Salem, Morgan Andrews, Rosie White, Amanda Frisbie, Katie Stengel, Ifeoma Onumonu

Boston started off against Orlando with five in the back, reflecting their clear awareness that the Pride presented a much bigger attacking threat than Houston, who they played earlier in the week.

Bad call denies Boston road win in 0-0 tie with Houston

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Boston stepped up in the second half and were rewarded with a bad call taking away their game winner.

Starting XI: Prudhomme, King, Westphal, Oyster, Elby, Salem, Andrews, White, Chapman, Purce, Dowie

It was a different lineup for Boston as they took on the Houston Dash away.

Match preview: Boston vs North Carolina rematch

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HOW many players are out for Boston?

First, listen to some Ray Lamontagne. Then resume reading this match preview.

Okay, now you're in the right mindset to think about this rematch between the Boston Breakers and the North Carolina Courage. NC beat Boston in their away game last weekend, taking a very early 2-0 lead, and eventually beating them 3-1.

Boston drops lead to Chicago in 1-1 tie

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What a weird game.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Amanda Frisbie, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal, Allysha Chapman, Angela Salem, Rose Lavelle, Rosie White, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie

It was a game of back-and-forth in the first half of Chicago vs Boston. Boston tried to open up strong from the starting whistle, with Rose Lavelle finding Adriana Leon in a nice pocket of space in front of goal in the 5'.


Revolution to kick around with local youth as part of student scholar initiative

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On Tuesday, Revs players and Academy coaches will host a skills clinic to celebrate area youth.

Boston has evolved into a second home for the Revolution this summer. On June 28, the club defeated D.C. United at Harvard University in the U.S. Open Cup. The win secured a quarterfinal match against the New York Red Bulls, which will also take place at Harvard.

PHOTOS: #USMNT Training at Harvard

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New England Soccer Today photographer Kari Heistad ( brings you the scenes from U.S. Men's National Team training at Harvard University on Tuesday. The team is prepping for a friendly against Ecuador on Friday at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Ct.

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Seattle Reign at Boston Breakers: Three Questions

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Can Boston break its streak at the bottom of the league table?

For the last two seasons, the Boston Breakers have sat at the bottom of the NWSL table. If early results in 2017 are any indication, this might be the year the Breakers break that pattern. Last week, the New England side played to a 1-0 win against Sky Blue FC, the same team that dominated Seattle Reign FC the opening weekend.

Actually, it might be bad luck: Boston loses 1-0 to Sky Blue FC

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Between an own goal and goal line clearance, Boston was desperately unlucky tonight.

The temptation was strong to simply leave a depressing gif in place of a recap tonight. Boston are scoreless in five games now, unless you count the one goal scored by Kassey Kallman on her own goalkeeper. So perhaps it would have been justified if tonight's recap was simply this gif and nothing else.

Match preview: Breakers still searching for elusive goal against Sky Blue FC

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The Breakers are goalless in four games. How about it, Sky Blue?

So no one told you the season's gonna be this way. Your team can't score, what's more, your GK's out the door. It's like you're always stuck in tenth place when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even playoff race.


How Goldman Sachs Can Help the Revs

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Last week, reportedthat the Revolution had hired Goldman Sachs to lead the financing of a new stadium in Boston and thatthebanking gianthad made a presentation to the city of Boston on the team's behalf.

When it comes to the Revolution talking about a new stadium, I am as skeptical as they get.

Goldman Sachs Enters Stadium Push

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The Kraft Family has partnered up with investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in its push to build a stadium for the Revolution in Boston, according to a report from on Wednesday.

The investment firm has a history of helping a number of large-scale sports stadium projects get off the ground.

USOC Backs Boston for 2024 Games; Good for Revs?

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In a development that could impact the future of a soccer specific stadium for the New England Revolution, the U.S. Olympic Committeetapped Boston as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday.

"Today's selection by the USOC is the beginning of an incredible opportunity for Boston," said the city's bid chairman, John Fish, who will be part of a celebratory news conference Friday with the USOC leadership.

Menino Gave Soccer Proper Due

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Yesterday, I wrote a story about the Revolution's memorable come-from-behind victory over the Metrostars in the 2005 playoffs, a match I dubbed "the greatest Boston game of all time." It was written in part to remember a great moment in the region's sports lore,and alsoa reminderon how thelocal sports media at large often cast soccer to the side.

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Photos: Cropper ditches gloves as Revs kick with Boston youth

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On Tuesday, the Revolution hosted a soccer clinic along the Charles River Esplanade.

Cody Cropper made his share of sprawling saves on Saturday against D.C. United.

Three days later, he ditched his gloves to kick around with Boston youth at Teddy Ebersol's fields along the Charles River.

A win against Orlando, a draw with Boston. What’s next for the Dash when they travel to FC Kansas City?

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Dash set to travel to Kansas City this weekend.

A 2 goal win over Orlando.

A scoreless draw against Boston.

A 3-7-0 record for 2017.

And no Ohai.

What Dash fans can expect Saturday when the team takes on Kansas City is anyone's guess. The team seems to be perpetually stuck in a state of "one step forward, 4 steps back.

Boston City FC 1:2 NY Athletic Club Photo Gallery

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Boston drops lead again for 2-2 tie with Portland

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Another disappointing tie.

Starting XI: Smith, King, Oyster, Westphal, Chapman, Salem, Lavelle, White, Leon, Dowie, Purce

As the Boston Breakers returned to Jordan Field on a cooling Friday night, it was a battle not just with Portland, but with the strange wind making the ball pull up short or roll too far.

Match Preview: Thorns vs Breakers

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Portland will have their hands full shutting down Rose Lavelle (and trying to score a dang goal)

Portland stays on the road this Friday, heading to Boston for the first of a two-game series against the Breakers.

The Thorns should start the same group as last week: AD Franch in goal, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Sonnett, Emily Menges, and Celeste Boureille in the back, Lindsey Horan, Amandine Henry, and Allie Long at midfield, and Nadia Nadim, Christine Sinclair, and Hayley Raso at forward.

Seattle Reign v. Boston: Keys to the Match

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Three things to watch in Reign FC's first road match of the season.

Seattle Reign FC (1-0-1) heads to Boston (1-1-0) for its first road match of the 2017 season. The Week 3 NWSL contest will kickoff at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, and fans can watch live via go90 (or if outside the U.

Grant Wahl: Krafts may be nearing announcement on a soccer-specific stadium

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A new venue could soon pop up in the Boston area, according to the writer from Sports Illustrated.

Grant Wahl thinks a soccer-specific stadium may soon arrive in the greater Boston area.

In his "Mailbag" segment on, Wahl said he believes Revolution ownership is "finally getting in gear" and "may not be too far away from an announcement on a stadium.

Another narrow loss for Boston as they drop 1-0 to Chicago

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It was a rough night for a Boston team that should have gotten at least one goal.

Starting XI: Abby Smith (Libby Stout, 32'); Julie King, Kassey Kallman, Whitney Engen, Mollie Pathman; McCall Zerboni, Angela Salem (Elise Krieghoff, 86;), Kristie Mewis, Louise Schillgard; Stephanie McCaffrey, Kyah Simon (Katie Schoepfer, 67')

The same fog that crept over Jordan Field as night fell gathered in front of Chicago's goal and mystified Boston's forwards.

Boston City FC reveal their new jersey

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Boston City FC reveal their inaugural jersey.

Boston City FC are one step closer to taking the field.

On Wednesday, the local NPSL side revealed their inaugural jersey at an event held at WeGotSoccer in Foxborough. Players and coaches were on hand to drum up excitement about the new shirts, which will be available at the store next week.

Long Road Trip On Short Rest

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Boston and back mid-week can't be fun
Tomorrow the Rapids make their longest road trip of the season heading to Boston (well, Foxborough) for a mid-week match against the Revolution. On op of the long trip and short rest the Revs also play on turf so you can count out Sanchez and probably Buddle.

Anticipation Building for Liverpool Preseason Tour of United States

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The Liverpool squad have touched down in Boston ahead of four games across the United States, to prepare them for the upcoming Premier League season. Liverpool is among nine Premier League clubs playing friendlies across the United States this summer.

For Liverpool fans in the Boston area, the club will give fans the opportunity to see the Reds practice on the pitch at Fenway Park at a special open training session on July 22 at 6:00pm on the eve of "Football at Fenway," the club's July 23 match versus Italian giant AS Roma.