The Westside Breakers Soccer Club are proud to welcome the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) in Los Angeles as an official sponsor. The OIC kicked off the sponsorhip with an injury prevention clinic hosted by the UCLA health, strength and conditioning center. Members of the Breakers 04, 02 and 01 Elite teams participated in the clinic. The club will also be circulating various injury prevention literature from OIC to our families throughout the season. For more information on the OIC, please visit their website at https://ortho-institute.org
Congratulations to the Westside Breakers Girls 01 Blue team coached by Chris Lofgren for winning the Region IV President Cup Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah June 13-18 and punching their ticket to the USYSA National President's Cup Championships. After a slow start where the team lost 5-0 in their first game and squeeked throught to the elimination rounds as a wild card, the team hit their stride in the elimination rounds. They won 1-0 in the quarterfinals and then 4-1 in the semifinals to earn a place in the finals. In the final game, they faced the same Harbor Premier team from Washington state that had beaten them 5-0 in pool play. The Breakers came out strong and scored in the 18, 42 and 70th minutes before giving up a lone goal late in the game to win 3-1. The team will travel to Auburndale, Florida July 12-16 with an opportunity to bring home a national championship!