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Boston acquires Dallstream, attendance update

The Boston Breakers have traded away their second round pick in the 2012 WPS Draft to Sky Blue FC in exchange for Kiersten Dallstream.

Dallstream was drafted by the Los Angeles Sol in 2010 but the team folded and she was picked up by Sky Blue FC.  There, the versatile defender/forward began to pick up minutes until a season-ending foot injury put her on crutches for the remainder of the year.  She could factor into Boston’s immediate plans.  The Breakers are in need of a forward who can pick up the scoring load.  Dallstream, however, is unproven at the WPS level after an illustrious career at Washington State and as a U.S. youth international.

“With the depth of attacking players we have, we felt like this was the best thing for both Sky Blue FC and Kiersten at this time,” Sky Blue FC Head Coach Jim Gabarra said. “It is always hard to trade or release players, but it is part of our business. We all wish Kiersten good luck in Boston.”

Attendance watch:

This weekend’s two WPS games yielded attendances of 1,224 in Florida and 3,075 in Atlanta.  That brings the average attendance to a whopping 3,125 fans per game.  That number is flirting with being below 3,000 for the first time ever and, with magicJack home games promising little more than 1,500 fans at capacity, will probably dip below the 3,000 mark.  For that reason, we will also keep track of the average figure sans magicJack.

Excluding magicJack’s home opener, the average attendance rises to 3,505.

Every team except Western New York has played a home game.  The Flash opens its home slate on Sunday at Sahlen’s Stadium against Atlanta.

Also, be sure to check out Nothing But Nets in the fight against malaria.  Some of your favorite players are supporting the cause:


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