Riptide is pleased to announce that we have become the first women’s supporters group to join the #soccerally list at the gay4soccer site. Individuals and groups on the Ally list are committed to eliminating homophobia and transphobia from the game we all love. From the site:
We agree that everyone should be able to participate in, watch and enjoy sports — whoever they are and whatever their background.
We agree that sports are about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sports teach individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and bring people together to achieve a common goal.
We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid the game of soccer of homophobia and transphobia.
We will make soccer a welcome, inviting, and inclusive place for everyone — for those participating in the sport, those attending matches and for those working or volunteering in it — while making a deliberate effort to reach out to GLBT people. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behavior, including working to eliminate homophobic language from the game.
Riptide joins its fellow New England-based supporters groups Midnight Riders and the Rebellion in this effort. Individuals supporting this movement include Taylor Twellman, Megan Rapinoe, and NBC Commentator Arlo White. For more information on the movement, please visit the site.
At long last, Breakers fans will be able to begin purchasing season tickets for the 2012 WPS Season on Monday. The team is offering Early Bird pricing on all four packages from October 3-November 4. Packages are listed here and include the benefits for each. As a reminder, any ticket is valid for the Dock fan section. Let’s do this Breakers fans and Make the Difference starting on Monday! Call 781-619-9339 to renew or purchase new season tickets.
On the final day of the regular season, the Boston Breakers (5-9-4) got a pair of goals from Lauren Cheney in a 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC to clinch the fourth and final spot in the WPS Playoffs.
The Breakers now turn their attention to magicJack, their WPS First Round opponent. The two teams face each other Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at FAU Soccer Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The game will be televised live on Fox Soccer and via live webcast.
As most people are aware, Kristine Lilly retired during the off-season. Sunday, the Boston Breakers are retiring her number 13 AND adding her to the Pillars of Excellence alongside Maren Meinert and Angela Hucles. This is a night that cannot be missed by any Boston-area soccer fans and we at Riptide can help with tickets for the game. Available on our Shop page is an offer for $10 tickets to Sunday’s game. Continue reading
Prior to examining how the Breakers roster will be affected by potential World Cup call-ups, it is worthwhile to list those teams involved in the tournament. Representing Europe are England, France, Norway, and Sweden as well as host Germany. Representing Asia are Australia, Japan, and North Korea. Africa sends Nigeria and newcomers Equatorial Guinea. Brazil and Colombia represent South America and CONCACAF sends Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Oceania’s lone team is New Zealand. A quick glance at the Breakers’ current roster shows that only England and the USA team selections will impact the Blues directly. Continue reading
The Our Game Magazine 10 for 10,000 Facebook Contest, which began this morning at 10 a.m. just kicked it up a notch. In addition to winning an Our Game T-shirt, United Athletic Centers Premier Sports Facilities in Connecticut has donated $100 cash prizes to each of the three winners. In addition to the money and T-shirts, generation UCAN will give the 10,000th person a week’s supply of generation UCAN. UCAN is a groundbreaking sports drink that aims to revolutionize sports nutrition with its unique energy source called SuperStarch. For complete contest rules see the Our Game Magazine website.
Well here we are again. First Kick 2011 for WPS is roughly a month away and again we see a season marked by expansion and subtraction. In addition we have the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany which is sure to be an amazing event that takes many of the league’s best players away from their club sides for a significant amount of time. Each fan group in the league, even the poor fans tied into Borislow’s mess in the Beltway/Everglades, is wondering two things as we near 2011 First Kick: How did the offseason affect my team’s on-field product and what will the 2011 World Cup mean to my team? The following preview focuses on the Breakers’ answers to these questions. Continue reading