Monday, March 11, 2013
Now part of the new National Women's Soccer League, the Boston Breakers come back to Somerville's Dilboy Stadium for the 2013 season.
The Boston Breakers, a top women's soccer team, returns to Somerville this spring after an exciting offseason for the team and for women's pro soccer in the Unites States. When the Breakers open their season April 14 at Dilboy Stadium, they'll be part of a new professional women's soccer league, and their ties to Somerville will be even stronger. The Breakers are now part of an eight-team league, called the National Women's Soccer League, which formed in November, 2012, and is designed to expand women's soccer in the United States. The league is in many ways a response to some of the trouble's U.S. women's soccer has had in the past, including the disintegration of the Women's Professional Soccer league, which suspended play in 2012, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Somerville High School boys soccer team's stellar season ended Wednesday.
Somerville High School's boys soccer team, having won the Division 1 North Championship, fell to Needham Wednesday in the state championship tournament, according to espn.go.com. After taking the lead early in the game, held at Manning Field in Lynn, Somerville gave up a goal to Needham in the 25th minute, and then Needham took the lead for good on a penalty shot just before the half, according to ESPN. Somerville coach George Scarpelli told ESPN, "It was tough when you lose on something like that," in reference to the penalty goal. "It's disheartening," he said. The game ended a stellar season for Somerville in which, in addition to winning a division championship, they finished with a record of 19-0-3.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The team will play Needham on Nov. 14 as it vies for a state championship.
Somerville High School's boys soccer team defeated St. Johns Prep 1-0 Sunday to win the Division 1 North championship, according to the Somerville Youth Soccer League blog and Boston.com. The team will now contend for a state championship. Sunday's game was held at Manning Field in Lynn. Boston.com reports that senior Felix De Bona scored the only goal in the game. According to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's website, Somerville will now play Needham, the Division 1 South champs, in the semifinals of the state championship tournament. The game take place Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Manning Field in Lynn. Leominster and Amherst are also contending for the state championship, according to the Massachusetts …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The team will play St. Johns Prep Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. in Lynn.
The Somerville High School boys soccer team is moving onto the Division 1 North championship game. The soccer team beat Madison Park, 5-1, Thursday in the semifinals. Read about the game on bostonherald.com. They will play St. Johns Prep Sunday in the championship game held at Manning Field in Lynn. The game is at 12 p.m. Somerville, with a regular-season record of 16-0-2, was the second seed in the division tournament. St. Johns Prep, the fourth seed, had a regular-season record of 14-1-2.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Somerville plays Westford Academy at Dilboy Stadium at 6 p.m.
The Somerville High School boys soccer team faces off against Westford Academy Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's North Division 1 Tournament. Somerville, which earned the second seed in the tournament with a 16-0-2 record, defeated Billerica on Sunday to move to the quarterfinals. Westford is the 10th seed in the tournament, and it defeated seventh-seed Lowell to make it to the quarterfinals. "The key's going to be discipline," said George Scarpelli, coach of the Somerville team. He said Westford fields a strong defensive unit, so Somerville will have to "take advantage of the chances we get." Somerville was knocked out of the tournament last year in the quarterfinals after the game …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The MLS soccer team and the city have had "conversations" about building a stadium in Assembly Square, according to New England Soccer Today.
Somerville and the New England Revolution, an MLS soccer team, have had discussions about building a new soccer stadium in Assembly Square, according to New England Soccer Today. The discussions are preliminary, and The Revolution are also considering Revere's Wonderland Greyhound Park as a possible site for a soccer-specific stadium, the article says. The MLS team has looked at Somerville as a possible place to build a stadium before, the soccer website says: In 2007 and 2008 it considered the Inner Belt and Brickbottom section of the city as a possible site. This time around, the case for Somerville is bolstered because Assembly Square would be home to an Orange Line station that's expected to open in 2014, according to New England …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Somerville-based women's soccer team earned a regular season title and took home the most wins in franchise history.
The Boston Breakers defeated the Western New York Flash 1-0 Sunday and will play in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite semifinals on July 25, according to an announcement from the team. With their win against the Flash, the Breakers finished the regular season with a record of 11-3-0, which earned them the top spot in the league and the regular season title in the WPSL Elite, the announcement says. The Boston Breakers, a top-flight women's soccer team, play home games at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. The Breakers' 11 wins are the most in franchise history, the announcement says. According to the announcement, Sunday's win, at a game played in Rochester, N.Y., came when defender Elli Reed scored in the 22nd minute off a corner kick. …
Friday, June 8, 2012
If you were looking for a reason to quit working at noon every day throughout the month of June, here it is.
Ed. note: This article was updated to add P.A.'s Lounge to the list, thanks to a comment from a reader. Euro Cup 2012 begins Friday, and there are several places in Somerville to watch matches. (See below.) If you want to know why you should watch the soccer tournament, I recommend this article on ESPN. To quote: Most soccer fans believe that the World Cup is The Greatest Show On Earth, and if you judge solely by the all-important category of "Smoking Hot Brazilian Supporters In Bikinis," there's no contest. But on almost every other level -- quality of play, penchant for drama, intensity of blood feuds, and preponderance of hair gel -- the European Championship is the superior tournament. This year, most matches will be broadcast on ESPN…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The team's roster includes Olympic gold medalists and national team players with World Cup experience.
The Boston Breakers, one of the top women's soccer teams in the country, will play their first home game at Somerville's Dilboy Stadium Friday night to a sellout crowd. The team's roster includes players who have won Olympic Gold medals and played in World Cups with the United States National Team. Kristine Lilly, a former Breakers player and currently an assistant coach, has more caps with the U.S. National Team than any other player in U.S. soccer history—men or women. The team has players from Australia's national team, also with World Cup experience, and it's filled with up-and-coming stars who've played with the U.S. Under-23 National Team and at top college programs. The Breakers cwill play their home games at Dilboy this year, …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Somerville High’s George Scarpelli: Senior Class “Brought Our Program To A Whole New Level”
The Somerville Highlander boys’ soccer team finished their season with a 13-3-4 record and a Greater Boston League championship. The season may have ended prematurely and tearfully at Chelsea two weeks ago, but coach George Scarpelli said his team’s roster of untested seniors and still-raw underclassmen performed above and beyond expectations. “These kids, while we’re losing them, they really brought our program to a whole new level,” Scarpelli said. “You can see kids on the J.V. and the freshmen team now look at them and say, ‘Hey, I can make an impact like they did.’” The Highlander senior class developed through the program with a hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone attitude, improving each year until they were playing their best …