2017 Boston Breakers season

The 2017 Boston Breakers season was the club's twelfth season overall, eighth consecutive season, and fifth season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League. They finished 9th in the 10 team league with a record of 4 wins, 13 losses, and 7 draws.

Boston Breakers
2017 season
OwnerBoston Women's Soccer, LLC
Head CoachMatt Beard
StadiumJordan Field
Boston, Massachusetts
Highest home attendance4,321
(Aug 19 vs. Orlando)
Lowest home attendance2,276
(May 7 vs. North Carolina)
Average home league attendance2971

Players and coaches

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head Coach Matt Beard
Assistant Coach Paul McHugh
Goalkeeper Coach Neill Caine
Pro Team Second Assistant/Breakers College Academy Coach Leanne Champ
Head of Sport Science and Player Performance Julian Haigh
Reserve Team Head Coach Dushawne Simpson
Breakers U-20 Head Coach Javier Mejia-Blau
Consultant Ashley Phillips

Last updated: April 11, 2017
Source: [1]

Players

As of June 30, 2017

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Libby Stout
2 DF Allysha Chapman
3 DF Brooke Elby
4 DF Megan Oyster
5 MF Amanda DaCosta
7 FW Emilie Haavi
8 DF Julie King
9 FW Natasha Dowie
10 MF Rosie White
11 MF Rose Lavelle
14 GK Abby Smith
No. Position Player
15 GK Sammy Jo Prudhomme
17 DF Amanda Frisbie
18 FW Tiffany Weimer
19 FW Adriana Leon
20 DF Christen Westphal
21 FW Margaret Purce
22 FW Ifeoma Onumonu
23 FW Katie Stengel
25 MF Morgan Andrews
26 MF Angela Salem

Mid-Season Roster Transactions

On June 21, it was announced the team re-signed goalkeeper Libby Stout as a keeper replacement for the injured Abby Smith.[2] Stout has previously been initially waived by the team on May 10.[3] On June 30, 2017, the Breakers waived defender Kylie Strom from the roster, and picked up forward Katie Stengel from waivers,[4] who was released on June 28 by the Washington Spirit.[5]

Pre-Season

Regular season

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
24 4 7 13 24 35  −11 19 3 3 6 14 16  −2 1 4 7 10 19  −9

Last updated: September 30, 2017.
Source: NWSLsoccer.com

League standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 North Carolina Courage 24 16 1 7 38 22 +16 49 NWSL Shield
2 Portland Thorns FC (C) 24 14 5 5 37 20 +17 47 NWSL Playoffs
3 Orlando Pride 24 11 7 6 45 31 +14 40
4 Chicago Red Stars 24 11 6 7 33 30 +3 39
5 Seattle Reign FC 24 9 7 8 43 37 +6 34
6 Sky Blue FC 24 10 3 11 42 51 9 33
7 FC Kansas City 24 8 7 9 29 31 2 31
8 Houston Dash 24 7 3 14 23 39 16 24
9 Boston Breakers 24 4 7 13 24 35 11 19
10 Washington Spirit 24 5 4 15 30 48 18 19
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

2017 Supporters Award

In 2017 the official supporters group of the Boston Breakers, The Boston Armada, began a tradition of awarding one player at each home game with a supporters award. This award recognizes a player's individual contribution to the team during the match.

The trophy for 2017 is representative of the unofficial mascot of the Boston Breakers, "Chunk", a British Bulldog owned by team President of Soccer Operations and Development, Lee Billard.

Date of Home Match Opponent Award Recipient
April 23, 2017 Sky Blue FC Rosie White
April 29, 2017 Seattle Reign FC Abby Smith
May 7, 2017 North Carolina Courage Allysha Chapman
May 19, 2017 Portland Thorns FC Angela Salem
June 24, 2017 North Carolina Courage Christen Westphal
July 1, 2017 Washington Spirit Margaret Purce
July 7, 2017 Chicago Red Stars Sammy Jo Prudhomme
August 4, 2017 FC Kansas City Adriana Leon
August 16, 2017 Houston Dash Ifeoma Onumonu
August 19, 2017 Orlando Pride Amanda DaCosta
September 10, 2017 Portland Thorns FC Margaret Purce
September 30, 2017 The COTY (Chunk of the Year Award) Angela Salem

References

  1. "Coaching Staff". bostonbreakerssoccer.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/washington-spirit-waives-katie-stengel-and-cameron-castleberry/

See also

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