Breakers statement on Brazilian players called into World Cup and Olympic Residency Program

(Feb. 11, 2015) – The Boston Breakers have released the following statement on Brazilian forward Andressa Alves da Silva and midfielder Francielle Manoel Alberto, who have been called up by the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol to participate in an 18-month residency program ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

(Feb. 11, 2015) – The Boston Breakers have released the following statement on Brazilian forward Andressa Alves da Silva and midfielder Francielle Manoel Alberto, who have been called up by the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol to participate in an 18-month residency program ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“We are excited that Andressa and Francielle have been identified by the Brazilian Federation to participate in their upcoming residency program ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, and will miss having them with us this season,” Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “We want to wish them all the best with the national team. As we truly believe they are talented players, we will retain their rights within the League and hope to bring them back at some point in the future.”

“We have moved quickly to obtain the rights of two new international players who have verbally agreed to terms, and will look to officially announce their signing in the near future,” Billiard added. “We are confident in the quality of our roster, which features a balance of young exciting players and talented experienced players, and are looking forward to a great 2015 season and beyond.”

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