2011 WPS Season Kicks Off

So the season has kicked off and the Breakers have a road win, a home loss and a road loss ?!

A 4 – 1 result in Atlanta was a great way to start things off except 2 things…

1 we gave up a late goal on an unnecessary foul in the box.

2 we lost Jordan Angeli on a challenge from behind for the season.

So the win was bitter sweet. We will miss Jordan’s play and leadership.

Then last Sunday we dropped a game to Western NY 1 – 2 at home after a busy week. The US National Team players joined the team for the first time this week, so the schedule was full, with training, video, media requests and a little Team Building as Thursday the Breakers took too the city of Boston for our own version of the Amazing Race.

Taryn Hemmings, who spent time in Japan this off season, also organized a clinic to raise money for Relief in Japan on Friday. (see photos)

And this weekend we traveled down to Florida to open up MagicJack’s season with a 1-0 loss. The field was only 63 yards wide…very tight space for two professional teams to play in so the game was not very attractive to watch but it was a game we needed to do better in. It was a dog fight and we need to find more bite in our game…or we will not be on the winning side of these types of games.

So it is back to work this week…no more opening games, no more surprises, we need to find a balance of playing good soccer and wining the physical battles that come in these games. We have some things to do to make this years Boston Breakers contenders for a WPS Championship but we are headed in the right direction, not because we have played great yet and trust me we have lots to do but we have such amazing people in this group. I know we will take on the challenges this season brings in stride.

Watch the Breakers Game this Sunday 6 pm vs Sky Blue at Harvard or on Fox Soccer to see a if we have learned these important lessons.


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