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Breakers-FC Kansas City game postponed due to security, travel issues

Coach Lisa Cole and the Breakers never boarded their plane for Kansas City on Friday. (Photo copyright Meg Linehan for

Saturday National Women’s Soccer League game between FC Kansas City and the Boston Breakers has been rescheduled to a future date due to the ongoing lockdown in Boston. The game was scheduled to be played at 8:35 p.m. ET at Shawnee Mission District Stadium in Overland Park, Kan. No makeup date was immediately announced.

The Breakers were scheduled to travel to Kansas City on Friday, but never boarded the plane. Logan International Airport remained open through Friday’s Watertown, Mass., manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured over 170.

“Due to increased security measures that have impacted travel from the area, we have made the decision to reschedule this weekend’s game between Kansas City and the Breakers,” NWSL executive director Cheryl Bailey said in a statement. “We believe the best course of action would be to allow the Boston staff and players to remain home during this difficult time.”

The NWSL announced it will conduct a moment of silence prior to the playing of the national anthem at the other two matches this weekend to honor those who were injured and lost their lives in the tragedy. The Washington Spirit play the Western New York Flash at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and the Portland Thorns FC will host Seattle Reign FC at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday.


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