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Breakers 1, Spirit 1

Breakers play to draw in league opener

The Boston Breakers debuted Sunday in the new National Women’s Soccer League, earning a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.

Sydney Leroux, a member of the United States national team, scored in second-half stoppage time for the Breakers.

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Ashley Phillips was strong in Boston’s net.

Tiffany McCarty scored in the 15th minute for Washington.

The Breakers, who formerly played in the Women’s United Soccer Association (2001-03) and Women’s Professional Soccer (2009-11), spent last season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite.

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