FC Kansas City-Boston Breakers game called off for Saturday
04/19/2013 3:08 PM
05/20/2014 10:42 AM
Saturday's FC Kansas City-Boston Breakers women's soccer game at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium has been called off due to increased security measures in New England.
The National Women’s Soccer League game had been slated for 7:35 p.m. in Overland Park.
“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.”
No makeup date has been announced.
“We feel that right now, the folks in Boston have more important things to be concerned with than a soccer game,” FCKC president Brian Budzinski said in a statement. “We stand Boston Strong with the Breakers players, staff and the citizens of Boston right now and send our thoughts and prayers to all who are affected by this tragedy.”
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