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Breakers Lose 5th Straight

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Call it a case of losing pretty.

Despite outshooting their foes by wide margin, the Breakers ended up in the loss column yet again following Sunday's 1-0 defeat to the Portland Thorns at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Christine Sinclair netted the game's only goal in the 72nd minute to send the Breakers to their 12th loss of the season.

Defense Abandons Breakers in Latest Loss

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It was another game, and another set back for the sinking Breakers, who dropped a 4-2 loss to the Orlando Pride on Saturday at Orlando City Soccer Stadium in Orlando.

Despite getting goals from Rosie White and Julie King in the 49th and 88th minutes, respectively, the Breakers were overwhelmed by the Pride's potent attack.

Breaking Bad: Boston’s Winless Ways Continue

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The winless ways of the Breakers were alive and well in the Garden State on Saturday after they fell 1-0 to Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

Sam Kerr scored inside of five minutes and Sky Blue never looked back to send the ninth-place Breakers to their eighth straight game without a win (0-4-4)

"It's frustrating," Breakers coach Matt Beard told the media after the match.

Da Costa Scores in Farewell Match

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Amid a season that's proven itself undeniably trying for the ninth-place Breakers, Saturday's 2-1 defeat to the Orlando Pride didn't pass without a touching moment for the locals.

A day after Breakers midfielder Amanda Da Costa announced she'd call it career this weekend, the seven-year veteran scored her first goal with the Boston outfit in the dying moments of her final match, a sold-out affair that attracted 4,321 to Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Breakers Suffer Another Setback

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The Breakers ongoing struggles have clearly left head coach Matt Beard completely flummoxed.

After his squad suffered its latest setback a 2-1 home loss to the Orlando Pride the gaffer was at a loss for an explanation behind Saturday's setback at Jordan Field.

Breakers Fall at Home as Struggles Mount

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The winless ways of the Boston Breakers continued on Wednesday after they fell 3-1 to the Houston Dash at Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

Even though Natasha Dowie's 26th minute strike put the match on level terms going to break after Sarah Hagen opened the scoring inside of 11 minutes, the Dash triumphed thanks to Janine Beck's 64th minute goal, which preceded another score from Hagen in the 79th minute.

White Tallies Twice, Breakers Concede Late

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Rosie White scored twice within a three-minute span, but the Breakers were unable to protect the lead late in Friday's 2-2 draw to FC Kansas City at Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

After Maegan Kelly put the guests on the board in the 21st minute, White responded in rapid-fire fashion by netting the equalizer in the 27th minute and the go-ahead in the 30th minute.

Breakers Blanked in Houston

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The Boston Breakers season-long stumbles continued on Saturday in Houston where they dropped a 1-0 loss to the Dash in a rain-delayed match at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Abby Smith collected a career-high 10 saves on the evening, but was unable to stop Nichelle Prince in the 23rd minute, where the Dash took hold of a lead it didn't let go.

Breakers Get Point in Seattle

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The Boston Breakers fought back from a deficit to pocket a road point in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Seattle Reign FC at Memorial Stadium in Seattle, Wash.

After Nahomi Kawasumi put Reign FC ahead in the 32nd minute, the guests leveled it in the 43rd minute on an Adriana Leon goal, which was set up from a Christen Westphal, who earned her first pro assist on the play.

Prudhomme Helps Breakers Blank Red Stars

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Sammy Jo Prudhomme made a career-high eight saves to help the Breakers get a point from the first-place Red Stars in Friday's 0-0 draw at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Prudhomme also extended her shutout streak to 316 minutes, the longest unblemished run in Boston's #NWSL history.

Breakers End Skid, Beat Spirit

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Rookie forward Margaret Purce scored her first pro goal after the break to send the Breakers to a long-awaited 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit on Saturday at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Purce, who entered Saturday's match in the 62nd minute, broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute on a pass from Rosie White to end the Breakers recent eight-match winless rut.

Breakers Blanked in PDX

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The Boston Breakers fell into an early rut and never recovered in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Portland Thorns FC at Providence Park in Portland, OR.

Breakers defender Julie King gifted the hosts an own goal inside of one minute while Thorns FC midfielder Amandine Henry tallied in the fifth minute.

Breakers Settle for Stalemate vs. Thorns

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Rosie White and Natasha Dowie gave the Breakers a lead that didn't last in Friday's 2-2 draw to Portland Thorns FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Dowie put Boston on the board first with an 38th minute strike wile White widened the gap with a goal in the 48th minute.

Breakers Earn Road Point in Chicago

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Reigning NWSL Player of the Month Rose Lavelle gave the Breakers a lift after the hour mark, but a late goal from the Red Stars forced the guests to settle for a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Lavelle tallied her second goal of the season in the 69th minute, and the lead stood until Christen Press scored an 89th minute equalizer.

Breakers Come Up Short vs. Courage

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The Breakers offense went silent on Sunday as they were edged by the North Carolina Courage 1-0 at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Jessica McDonald's 32nd minute goal proved to be the difference while goalkeeper Abby Smith's team record clean sheet streak in NWSL play was snapped at 254 minutes.

Lavelle Earns Player of the Month

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Talk about a first impression.

Less than four weeks after making her professional club debut, Breakers rookie midfielder Rose Lavelle was voted NWSL Player of the Month for the month of April on Wednesday.

Lavelle, who was drafted by the Breakers with the first pick of the 2017 NWSL Draft, scored a goal and added an assist in three games during the month of April.

Leon Wins NWSL Player of the Week

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Breakers forward Adriana Leon earned NWSL Play of the Week for week 3 after factoring in every goal during Saturday's 3-0 win over Seattle Reign FC.

Leon opened the scoring with an 11th minute tally before assisting on Rose Lavelle's 15th minute goal as well as Natasha Dowie's 52nd minute effort.

Breakers Romp in Win Over Seattle

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Unlike their fellow top-flight footballers down in Foxboro, the Breakers were able to a protect a three-goal lead against a side from Seattle on Saturday to secure a 3-0 victory over Reign FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Adriana Leon opened the account in the 11th minute before assisting on Rose Lavelle's 15th minute strike as well as Natasha Dowie's 52nd minute goal.

Breakers Win Home Opener

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The Boston Breakers kicked off their home fixture list without a hitch by clinching a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC on Sunday at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Natasha Dowie scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute while goalkeeper Abby Smith collected four saves to pick up the clean sheet.

Breakers Win Preseason Opener

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The Boston Breakers kicked off their preseason slate with a 5-1 victory over Boston College on Saturday at Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field in Newton, Mass.

Adriana Leon led the way with a hat trick (2nd, 68th, and 86th minutes) while Rosie White (88th minute) and Ifeoma Onumonu (90th minute) chipped in with goals of their.

Breakers Obliterated by Flash

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The Breakers' season-long struggles hit a new low on Friday in Rochester, N.Y. where the locals were obliterated by the Western New York Flash in a 7-1 defeat at Rhinos Stadium.

Jess McDonald collected a hat trick with goals in the 28th, 43rd and 59th minutes while Lynn Williams bagged a brace with strikes in the 19th and 49th minutes.

Stumbling Breakers Blown Away in Windy City

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The season-long struggles that have plagued the Boston Breakers followed them to Chicago on Saturday where they dropped a 3-0 loss to the first-place Red Stars at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Sofia Huerta wasted no time putting the last-place Breakers in a hole by striking inside of three minutes.

Breakers Score Early, But 3 Points Elusive

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Louise Schillgard scored from the spot early, but the Breakers were unable to get maximum points at home in Friday's 1-1 draw against the Washington Spirit at Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

Schillgard's 15th minute tally canceled out a 13th minute strike from Katie Stengel.

Goal Drought Ends as Breakers Finally Win

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Whitney Engen snapped a season-opening 468-minute goal drought for the Breakers, who clinched their first win of 2016 by beating FC Kansas City 1-0 on Sunday at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Engen tallied the first Boston's first goal of the season in the 19th minute on a corner kick from Kristie Mewis.

Struggles Continue for Winless Breakers

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There was a good news and bad news for the Breakers on Friday.

The good news: they scored their first goal of the season. The bad? It went in the wrong net.

A 41st minute Kassey Kallman own goal sank the Breakers, who failed to put the ball in the opposing net for the fifth straight match, falling 1-0 to Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.

Breakers Stay Winless, Goalless Through 4

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Kristie Mewis had a chance to snap the Breakers' season-opening goal drought on Saturday, but her first-half penalty effort smacked the post as the Red Stars prevailed 1-0 at Jordan Field.

Mewis' shot from the spot beat ex-Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher before it hit the right stick in the 39th minute.

Breakers Suffer 3rd Straight Setback

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A late Dagny Brynjarsdottir strike sent the Boston Breakers to their third straight defeat to open the season as the Portland Thorns secured a 1-0 win in front of 3,698 fans at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass. on Sunday.

Brynjarsdottir collected a Tobin Heath free kick inside the box and buried it past Abby Smith to keep the Breakers from getting their first point of 2016.

A Rude Homecoming

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Seattle Reign striker Manon Melis opened up an early lead and her squad never looked back as they sent the Boston Breakers to a 3-0 loss during Sunday's home opener Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

Melis scored inside of 10 minutes after converting a Kim Little pass.

Breakers Edged in Opener

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Offseason acquisition Libby Stout made six saves to keep it close, but it wasn't enough as the Boston Breakers fell 1-0 in their season-opening contest against the Washington Spirit on Saturday at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyd, Md.

Stout, who took over the goalkeeping reigns after shot-stopper Alyssa Naeher was traded to Chicago during the winter, denied Cali Farquharson in the 85th minute to give the guests hope until the end.

Breakers Reveal Opening Day Roster

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With the start of the 2016 National Women's Soccer League season only days away, the Boston Breakers announced their opening day roster on Monday.

A total of 10 players will return from last season's team, most notably 2015 leading scorer Kristie Mewis and 2015 Breakers Rookie of the Year Stephanie McCaffrey.

Breakers Wallop BC in Preseason Finale

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Louise Schillgard scored a hat trick while Kristie Mewis picked up a brace as the Breakers steamrolled the Boston College Eagles 8-0 in Friday's preseason finale at Newton Soccer Complex in Newton, Mass.

Kyah Simon kicked off the scoring parade in the 12th minute while Stephanie McCaffrey tallied in the 32nd minute.

Breakers Suffer 2nd Preseason Defeat

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Elise Krieghoff scored late, but it wasn't enough as the Breakers fell 3-1 to the Florida Elite Soccer Academy U16/U17 boys select team on Wednesday at Flager Field in St. Augustine, Fla.

Krieghoff spoiled FESA's bid for a clean sheet in the 87th minute when she nodded a Brittany Ratcliffe ball into the back of the net.

Breakers Ink 1st-Rounder Westphal

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The third-overall pick in the 2016 NWSL draft officially joined the Breakers on Tuesday as the club signed former University of Florida defender Christen Westphal to a contract.

Westphal was selected by the Breakers after it traded up to acquire the pick from the Portland Thorns, which received the first spot in the Allocation Order from Boston.

Breakers Win Preseason Opener

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The Breakers found offense from a wide variety of sources in Sunday's 7-0 preseason win over Northeastern University at Parsons Field in Brookline, Mass.

Sunday's scrimmage which pitted the Breakers against a Huskies side that collected 11 wins in 2015 was divided into three periods in order to give new coach Matt Beard a better look at his charges.

PHOTOS: Breakers Prep for Preseason Opener

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NESoccerToday photographer Jeff Bernstein brings you the scenes from Breakers training on Saturday at ForeKicks in Taunton, Mass.

The club will play its first match of the preseason on Sunday vs. Northeastern University.

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Newcomers the Rule as Breakers Kick Off Camp

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A host of fresh faces descended upon the ForeKicks indoor facility in Taunton, Mass. where the new-look Boston Breakers kicked off their preseason camp on Monday.

No fewer than 11 newcomers joined the NWSL side for its first training session of 2016. In addition to draft picks Abby Smith, Christen Westphal, and Brittany Ratcliff, the Breakers welcomed former New England Mutiny keeper Jenna Fischer, as well as Clare Pleuler, who starred at Boston University.

Breakers Kick Off Season on 4/16

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The Boston Breakers have released their regular season schedule for the upcoming 2016 National Women's Soccer League campaign.

It all begins on Saturday, April 16 for the Breakers when they head to Maryland to take on the Washington Spirit.

Simon Set to Return for Upcoming Season

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In a winter that's seen a number of familiar faces wave Beantown goodbye, the Breakers bucked the trend on Tuesday by re-signing forward Kyah Simon.

The Australian international scored two goals in seven matches for the Breakers during 2015, which marked her second go-round with the local outfit.

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Late Goal Dooms Breakers in 2nd Preseason Tilt

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A late goal from Florida State's Megan Connolly sunk the Boston Breakers in Friday's 1-0 preseason loss at Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla.

Connolly broke a scoreless match in the 80th minute when she grabbed a pass from Ari Hudson and beat goalkeeper Jami Kranich to seal the victory for the Seminoles.

PHOTOS: Breakers Scrimmage Northeastern

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NESoccerToday.com photographer Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.com) brings you the scenes from Sunday's scrimmage between the Breakers and Northeastern University at Parsons Field in Brookline, Mass.

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