BOSTON -- The Boston Breakers women's professional soccer team will return to the city in 2008 after a five-year absence.
The Breakers are one of eight teams in the newly reformed Women's United Soccer Association. The league also includes teams in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Dallas, Chicago and the New York/New Jersey area. One city remains to be named.
Play is expected to begin in April 2008.
"Boston is a vibrant sports, media and cultural center, and it's great to have the market back online for the fans," Women's Soccer Initiative, Inc. CEO and founder Tonya Antonucci said Wednesday.
The Breakers played between 2000-03, when the WUSA shut down, saying it didn't have enough money to continue. Antonucci founded the initiative in 2005 with the goal of relaunching the league.