2013 Boston Breakers

Discussion in 'Boston Breakers' started by BostonRed, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I stand corrected. The players called in aren't actually on the Breakers "reserve team" which is really called the "Breakers College Academy", a U23 WPSL team. No confusion there...
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meg Linehan just tweeted about Woods being waived by the team in early June. Guess that didn't go out over the wire.
     
  3. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Why didn't Boston call up Gorden, LaPonte, Russell & LaMotte, the ladies actually on the Breakers "reserve team"? Another brilliant NWSL rule?
     
  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those ARE the players the Breakers activated for last night. They aren't on the U23 team.
     
  5. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    "I stand corrected. The players called in aren't actually on the Breakers "reserve team" which is really called the "Breakers College Academy", a U23 WPSL team. No confusion there..." BostonRed
    My bad, the post above threw me....
    Did any "reserves"(Gorden, LaPonte, Russell, LaMotte) actually have any minutes on the pitch?
     
  6. New Engalnd Nellie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Actually there is a reserves team and a College Academy team. The Academy team has amateurs only on it. The Reserves team has potential pros and when they scrimmage it can include players who actually play on the professional team but who get limited minutes.
     
  7. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finding info on the reserve team is tough. The college academy team is playing in the WPSL: http://www.examiner.com/article/boston-breakers-college-academy-team-to-play-wpsl - which is where the Breakers have had a reserve team in the past.

    I did a little digging and found this:

    The Breakers Reserves were in action Tuesday night. They came back from an early 1-0 deficit to defeat the NY Magic in Brooklyn, 5-1. Adriana Leon and Kate Howarth scored 2 goals apiece, and Anisa Guajardo scored once. Keeper Colleen Boyd earned the win in goal.

    Like I said, the set up is a little confusing. The teams are separate and the reserves aren't playing much of a schedule and it includes players who aren't rostered for the NWSL.
     
  8. New Engalnd Nellie

    Mar 6, 2008
    You are correct that the Reserves schedule is hard to find. I only know because I saw a WPSL team scrimmage the Reserves as their own College Academy WPSL team practiced on another field. The Breakers Reserve team that scrimmaged included Schoepfer, Howarth, Evans as well as a number of players who've never made a real game roster.
     
  9. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    This is the official roster, including the "reserves".
    http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/TEAM/2013roster/index_E.html
    The reserves on the roster practice with the team. They have no schedule.
    The reserves were told in March that the possibility of play time was about zero and if they were called up they would more than likely sit the bench. Looking at yesterdays game roster, I don't see that any of the reserves made an appearance in the contest.
     
  10. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's why I was a little surprised when I saw that none of the reserve players were rostered with the WPSL team. I figured they would have them on the academy team (the U23 is an artificial designation anyway) and then use them when needed with the main team. Since they weren't getting paid, that shouldn't violate NCAA rules. As long as it was okay with WPSL, seemed to make sense.
     
  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maddy Evans was a reserve player until they signed her late last week to backfill Woods.
     
  12. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    The reserves listed on the roster have graduated college and are at least 23 years old.
     
  13. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Evans is not listed on the team reserve roster.
     
  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I understand that....

    I was just speculating that they *could* have them on the WPSL roster since the U23 designation is arbitrary by the Breakers.
     
  15. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    She was a reserve until she signed. Then she went on the regular roster.
     
  16. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Apparently Evans was on the reserve roster, great job of working hard and being called up.
    She's now on the active roster.
    So she gets her travel expenses covered.
    That's nice.
     
  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, Evans was signed to a full contract, according to Meg Linehan:

     
  20. RUBlind

    RUBlind Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Good for Evans.
    The NWSL rules seem asinine at worst and arbitrary at best.
    Evans gets Woods spot, yet D'Agostino must remain on the active roster despite her injury.
    One would hope the league wants to field the best teams possible.
    The rules end up handicapping teams and restricting many players from being able to play.
    The league is functioning primarily for the benefit of the USA, Canadian, & Mexican national teams. Fielding the best teams is secondary. Will be interesting to see if the league last another year and if so what changes are considered and made.
     
  21. Calci0

    Calci0 Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    NC
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Bing a Leroux fan, I've begun to follow the Breakers. Here's their most recent 2-0 win.

    Nice goal by Leroux to start things off!!!
     
  22. Calci0

    Calci0 Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    NC
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Good 1-1 Tie vs the Reign 7/3/13

     
  23. Calci0

    Calci0 Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    NC
    Club:
    Juventus FC
  24. Calci0

    Calci0 Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    NC
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    4-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars back in May:

     
  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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