Boston Breakers soccer team folds
One of the original teams of the National Women’s Soccer League, the Boston Breakers, has come to an end.
The announcement was officially made Sunday, although rumours of the potential news had been floating around the entire week leading up.
The league was waiting to see if an investor might swoop in to save the team before the NWSL managers were forced to make an official announcement about the team shutting down.
“The Boston Breakers are one of the longest running and most historic clubs in women’s soccer, so we certainly understand that fans of the NWSL and the sports will be disappointed to learn of the club’s decision to cease operations,” NWSL Managing Director Amanda Duffy said in a public statement.
The league will now hold nine teams and carry a single table alignment. Each team will play every other opponent in the league a total of three times.
The dispersal draft happened Monday afternoon, giving former Breakers the opportunity to be drafted to other National Women’s Soccer League teams, including the college drafts who were selected to Boston just last week.
Former Breakers were given the opportunity to opt out of the dispersal draft until noon on Monday. The draft started at 2:00 pm.
All Breakers fans who purchased seasons tickets will be provided with a full refund.