Team News, Injuries, SuspensionsBy: Sam | June 3rd, 2009
Watching the Breakers v Sky Blue FC highlights from the weekend, you wouldn’t be blamed for doing a double-take after seeing Alex Scott at left back … and Heather Mitts at right back.
(Photo: Samuel Hiser | hiserfotograf)
Heather had sustained an injury to her left groin which prompted a return in Piskataway to her natural position at right back (where demands on her left side would be less). Alex, for her part, is such a complete athlete that swapping to left back presented no problem: she would just as likely fill in at Striker or Keeper without putting a foot wrong.
Christine Latham’s suspension for throwing a frustrated elbow in the 51st minute against the Washington Freedom is being upheld by the League. She’ll return to eligability on June 17th when the Breakers face FC Gold Pride at home in the midweek.
Kelly Smith’s knee remains a question. We await news from the team on status. Against Sky Blue FC she knocked it going in against her England teammate Anita Asante. “I don’t know what I’ve done, but I’m obviously limping a little bit,” she said. The Sky Blue FC doctor had looked at her knee in New Jersey and her ACL seemed in good shape. Smith rejoined, “I did hear some kind of crack in there.”