New England Soccer Today

A Rude Homecoming

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Seattle Reign striker Manon Melis opened up an early lead and her squad never looked back as they sent the Boston Breakers to a 3-0 loss during Sunday’s home opener Jordan Field in Cambridge, Mass.

Melis scored inside of 10 minutes after converting a Kim Little pass. Little set up Seattle’s second strike in the 39th minute when she sent a pass to Rachel Corsie. After assisting on the first two goals, Little capped the scoring in the 79th minute.

“It’s frustrating because the first two goals were definitely preventable,” Breakers coach Matt Beard said in a club release. “One was off a throw-in, and the second of course was a set play.”

With the loss, the Breakers (0-2-0, 0 points) were kept out of the win column for the second straight match while the Reign (1-1-0, 3 points) collected their first win of the season. The locals have yet to find the back of the net through their first two games.

Boston outshot their guests 11-10, but was unable to sneak one by Reign keeper Hope Solo, who collected three saves on the evening.

Their best opportunity for a breakthrough came in the 53rd minute when Kyah Simon played it for Kristie Mewis, who went 1v1 on Solo only to have her shot denied by the U.S. goalkeeper.

“I think anyone watching the game tonight would say 3-nil was a harsh reflection on us,” Beard said. “But if you don’t take your chances then you’re always liable to let one in.”

The Breakers return to action on May 1 when they host Portland Thorns FC at Jordan Field at 5pm.

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