Breakers sign defender Jazmyne Avant

  The Boston Breakers have signed defender Jazmyne Avant. The 23-year-old most recently played for Portland Thorns FC, having signed as a Discovery Player on Feb. 20, 2013. She was waived by Portland on June 20. Per league and team policy, terms of Avant’s contract were not disclosed.

 The Boston Breakers have signed defender Jazmyne Avant. The 23-year-old most recently played for Portland Thorns FC, having signed as a Discovery Player on Feb. 20, 2013. She was waived by Portland on June 20. Per league and team policy, terms of Avant’s contract were not disclosed.

Avant will be available for selection Sunday when the Breakers take on Sky Blue FC at home at 6:30 p.m. ET.


The 23-year-old former University of Florida standout appeared in four games with two starts for Portland this season. She played 212 minutes, primarily at left back.


“I think Jazmyne has been great this year in Portland. And based on our needs, she fills an important spot for us,” Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. “I like her attitude. I like her tenacity. She’s someone who is really going to help us.”

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