Breakers, Freedom Blown Away in 0-0 Draw

Lee PenderContributor IMay 9, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  Kelly Smith of England looks on before the Women's World Cup Qualifier match between England and Spain at the New Den on April 1, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Julian Finney/Getty Images

Gone with the Wind isn't just the title of a classic movie anymore. It's also a pretty apt description for tonight's Washington Freedom vs. Boston Breakers match, which ended in a 0-0 draw at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Strong winds blew crosses awry and slowed long balls all match long as both teams struggled to find scoring opportunities. The teams combined for just six shots on goal during the match, although the gusts did help Boston rookie goalkeeper Ashley Phillips keep her first clean sheet as a professional player.

Jordan Angeli saw the first start of her WPS career, playing in the Boston midfield behind forwards Kelly Smith (shown here preparing for a Women's World Cup qualifier with England in April), Lauren Cheney and Fabiana, who ceded her spot to Liz Bogus after just 46 minutes but did not appear to be injured.

Outside of Smith and Alex Scott picking up second-half yellow cards, the wind-blown match produced few events of note. The Breakers now find themselves without a victory since their first match of the season, which they won 2-1 in Washington. Their record now includes that one victory to go with three draws and a home loss. After scoring in each of their first three games, they have failed to score in their last two.

Boston will host superstar Marta and FC Gold Pride on Friday at 7:30 pm at Harvard Stadium.

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