July 30, the notorious magicJack ripped the Boston Breakers apart 4-0 for a sold out crowd of 3,064 at Florida Atlantic University soccer stadium. With the result, the Breakers (4-7-4, 16 pts, -4 GD) fall to fifth place in the six-team WPS and magicJack (6-6-2, 19 pts, -3 GD) rise to fourth.
The result leaves the Breakers a long shot for the four-team playoffs with their next three games against Western New York Flash, magicJack and Sky Blue FC.
The game marked U.S. Women’s National Team striker Abby Wambach’s debut as head coach for the controversial team for which she plays. Owner Dan Borislow, who had taken over coaching his own team, was recently banned from the sidelines by the League in response to a formal complaint by players and so Wambach consented to manage.
Christen Press scored the second, third and fourth goals bringing her season total in eight. Press is now tied with Tasha Kai as the second highest goalscorer WPS, behind Christine Sinclair with nine. Press was assisted, respectively, by Wambach, Marian Dalmy, and Nikki Washington.
Wambach scored the first goal, her fifth of the season, assisted by Megan Rapinoe in the 16th minute.
The Breakers only managed a shocking one shot, on goal, compared to magicJack’s 16 shots, 10 on goal. Although Boston was without Kelly Smith, still recovering from World Cup injury, magicJack left Australian forward Lisa De Vanna unused on the bench. The Breakers have been unable to compensate for the loss of forward Jordan Angeli to a torn ACL in their first game of the 2011 season.
The Breakers next visit Western New York Flash on August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
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magicJack (6-6-2) vs. Boston Breakers (4-7-4)
Saturday, July 30, 2011 — FAU Soccer Field
MJ: Abby Wambach 5 (Megan Rapinoe) 16′
MJ: Christen Press 6 (Abby Wambach) 36′
MJ: Christen Press 7 (Marian Dalmy) 76′
MJ: Christen Press 8 (Nikki Washington) 83′
MAGICJACK — Jillian Loyden, Tina Ellertson, Marian Dalmy, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn, Sophie Schmidt (Nikki Washington, 46′), Shannon Boxx (Lydia Vandenbergh, 68′), Sarah Huffman, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach (Ella Masar, 46′), Christen Press
Substitutes Not Used: Lisa De Vanna, Johanna Rasmussen, Brett Maron, Omolyn Davis
BOSTON BREAKERS — Alyssa Naeher, Taryn Hemmings, Amy LePeilbet, Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Kasey Moore, Leslie Osborne, Aya Sameshima (Keelin Winters, 46′), Meghan Klingenberg, Nikki Marshall (Alex Scott, 56′), Kelley O’Hara (Katie Schoepfer, 75′)
Substitutes Not Used: Liz Bogus, Ashley Phillips
STATS: MJ BOS
Shots 16 1
Shots on Goal 10 1
Fouls 7 5
Offsides 4 3
Corner Kicks 6 0
Saves 1 6
Referee: Ted Unkel
Referee Assistants: Marlene Duffy, Ingrid Berg
4th Official: Christina Ibanez