In 2014, Breakers fans will finally join their fellow NWSL supporters, gaining access to free live streams of every regular-season match. A partnership with Tourbeau Sports Group, a media production and sports development company based out of South Carolina, will provide free access to both home and away matches, answering the call of Boston's most loyal supporters.
So, how does this partnership impact the Breakers' up-and-coming fan base? Well, it provides free soccer, a praiseworthy development for a team that charged for home streams in 2013. For the first time, Boston's soccer scene will have free access to the Breakers, cueing fans into a league that has finally broken into the national spotlight. When USWNT mainstay Heather O'Reilly takes on internationally acclaimed forward Christine Sinclair, Tourbeau will cover the action, encouraging fans to tune into the other side of the soccer world.
In essence, Tourbeau offers the opportunity to view the top female soccer players in the world, in the top league in the world, free of charge.
The Tourbeau broadcast will debut on April 13, featuring a commentary team of Scott Sudikoff and Katherine Donnelly. Sudikoff, a familiar voice around Boston's college sports scene, returns from 2013, while Donnelly re-joins her home side after featuring as a Breakers defender in 2012. The pair will carry all the excitement of NWSL play, serving as the voice of the royal and blue as they look to build on a middle-of-the-road finish last season.
Stay tuned for updated broadcast information as the 2014 season draws closer.