Andrews starts NWSL journey Sunday

Breakers open with visit to Kansas City

File photo courtesy of NWSL via Twitter. Milford native Morgan Andrews snaps a selfie with National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Jeff Plush in January after being drafted No. 3 overall by Boston. The Breakers open the season Sunday at Kansas City.

A dream will come true this weekend.

Milford native Morgan Andrews is expected to make her professional debut on Sunday with the Boston Breakers.

Andrews, a midfielder who was drafted No. 3 overall out of the University of Southern California in the NWSL College Draft this year, is on the opening-day roster as the Breakers travel to FC Kansas City for a 6 p.m. start.

According to the team’s website: Eight players return from last year’s team, including captain and defender Julie King, vice captain and last year’s leading scorer, forward Natasha Dowie, defenders Christen Westphal, Brooke Elby, and Kylie Strom, midfielder Angela Salem, and goalkeepers Abby Smith and Libby Stout.

The 2017 roster features more than a dozen new players, including four of the Breakers five selections in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. Along with Andrews, there’s midfielder Rose Lavelle (No. 1 overall), forward Ifeoma Onumonu (No. 8 overall), forward Margaret Purce (No. 9 overall), and goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme (No. 31 overall).

The newcomers also include Canadian international Adriana Leon and New Zealand midfielder Rosie White, who both led the Breakers with four goals and one assist each during the 2017 preseason, Canadian defender and Olympic bronze medalist Allysha Chapman, former Breakers midfielders Amanda Da Costa and Tiffany Weimer, recent U.S. Women’s National team call-up and defender Megan Oyster, Norwegian forward Emilie Haavi, and 2016 Úrvalsdeild champion with Icelandic club Stjarnan, defender Amanda Frisbie.

Andrews and the Breakers will make their home debut Sunday, April 23 at Jordan Field. Tickets for all home games are on sale and may be purchased by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting www.breakerstickets.com.

Home-opening trip

Milford High School is organizing a trip for fans to see the former Spartan in action. Be a part of the group to watch her debut and be on the field to participate in the exclusive High 5 Tunnel with the Boston Breakers players.

Ticket and round trip Charter Bus transportation is $35. Contact Milford High School Athletic Director Marc Maurais at: MMaurais@milfordk12.org; 673 4201 ext. 3602 to reserve your spot.

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