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McNeill, Breakers keep flickering NWSL playoff hopes alive

Avon's Kia McNeill gets her head on the ball in Boston's 2-2 with Western New York Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Boston Breakers)

Avon’s Kia McNeill gets her head on the ball in Boston’s 2-2 tie with Western New York Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Boston Breakers)

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Aug. 3 – The Boston Breakers kept their flickering playoff hopes alive in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with a 2-2 tie with the Western New York Flash on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of over 2,800 fans. Boston (6-7-6) led 2-0 before the Flash rallied to tie the game. 

To earn the fourth and final spot in the playoffs, Boston needs to win its final three regular season games, have Western New York (8-4-6) lose its final three and have Chicago (7-7-5) lose or tie at least once in their final three games. 

Avon’s Kia McNeill has started all 18 games at defender for the Breakers and has been on the field for nearly every minute. She has only missed one game earlier in the season. 

The Breakers host Portland on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Kansas City on Saturday at 6 p.m. before concluding the regular season campaign at Western New York on August 17 in Rochester. 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years.

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