The leagues may have a fractious history, but second-year W-League club D.C. United Women welcomed the WPSL Elite League’s Boston Breakers (formerly of the WUSA and WPS) to the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday.
Play was a little ragged, as you might expect from one team (D.C.) that barely had time for introductions and another (Boston) that is still very much in early-season form. And as you’d expect, the professional team with a bit more preseason practice and a game under its belt (Boston) had the better of play and won 1–0.
But D.C. United Women had a few good moments as well as some sensational play on defense and in goal.
I caught a few highlights on video and spoke with many of the players.
Crowd wasn’t bad — definitely 1,000, maybe more — on a beautiful night.