Who says soccer isn't popular in America? Sold out Home Opener with Standing Room Only tickets expected to also sell out; more than 2,000 soccer fans will watch the Boston Breakers take on FC Indiana in the WPSL Elite women's soccer match tonight.
Coming off a 3-0 victory in their WPSL Elite season opener last Thursday, the Boston Breakers look to make it two in a row as they host FC Indiana Friday night in their home opener at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.
Goals by rookies Veronica Napoli and Jessica Luscinski and second-year Breaker Katie Schoepfer, all within the first 15 minutes of the game, sealed a 3-0 victory Thursday night over ASA Chesapeake Charge in Arnold, Md.
FC Indiana comes to town with a roster largely comprised of players from the Haitian Women’s National Team as their head coach, Shek Borkowski, is also the head coach of Haiti. FC Indiana are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Western New York Flash last Saturday. The relatively unknown squad surprised the Flash when they pulled within one goal early in the first half before the Flash added two to take the win.
"I’m not sure about Shek’s team. They’re probably going to be pretty athletic, and they’re going to be organized, and we just need to come out and play our game and see if we can take it to them," Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "I think they’re young in some regards and veterans in some regards, to they have a little bit of a mix. But we’re just focused on ourselves, what we’re trying to accomplish and hope we’ll be able to match up with them."