The Breakdown - A look back at the week in Breakers news

(Dec. 2, 2016) – After a one-week hiatus due to the holiday break, The Breakdown is back. Each Friday, we look back at the week in Breakers news.

Tuesday, the Breakers added to their roster, acquiring Canadian Women’s National Team defender Allysha Chapman. The 27-year-old came over from the Houston Dash.

The Breakers received Chapman in exchange for an international roster spot in 2017 and 2018 as well as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.

The draft pick sent to Houston was originally transferred from the Chicago Red Stars in a trade in July. Should Chicago acquire the 13th or 14th overall draft pick, that selection would go to Houston as the Dash will receive the lower of the two Red Stars 2017 second-round draft picks available to Boston at the draft.

Capped 39 times for the Canadian Women’s National Team, Chapman has started 27 games for Canada, scoring one goal and tallying two assists. She recently won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. She claimed silver at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and was on Canada’s team that finished first at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup.

“Allysha was one of my top targets in this offseason, and I'm delighted that we have managed to bring her to Boston,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She will add great defensive stability to our side, and she is a threat going forward. She also brings a wealth of NWSL and International experience.”

Read more about the trade to acquire Chapman at:

Across the globe over in Australia, it was another exciting week of W-League action as Kyah Simon, Natasha Dowie, and Megan Oyster represented their respective clubs. Oyster played all 90 minutes for Newcastle in a 5-2 loss to Canberra United. Dowie and the Melbourne Victory fell, 3-0, to Melbourne City in the Melbourne Derby. Dowie played all 90 minutes for the Victory. And Simon did not see any action in Sydney FC’s 2-0 win over Adelaide United. This weekend, Oyster and Newcastle host Simon and Sydney FC (10:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 3), while Dowie and the Melbourne Victory play host to Perth Glory at 12 a.m. (Sunday, Dec. 4).

Looking for a holiday gift? We’ve got you covered and have several options! First, head over to where you can take advantage of our Build-A-Box offer! Add as many tickets, game experiences, and merchandise as you want to the box. You can also take advantage of Breakers Buck$, which can be used on tickets, camps, and merchandise! From now through the end of 2016, go to and get a Mystery Box! You will receive $50 worth of Breakers merch for just $20!

Are you a college student? Want to work for the Breakers? Apply to be a Boston Breakers College Ambassador! As a Breakers Ambassador, you will be responsible for the promotion of Boston Breakers games and for selling tickets to Breakers home games at your specific college/university.

Breakers Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn commission (based on performance), a 2017 season ticket, Breakers merchandise, and access to VIP meet and greets with the team.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Elise McLear

Assistant General Manager

Boston Breakers

200 Dexter Ave.

Watertown, MA 02472 

In other news …

The 2017 NWSL season will be here before you know it! Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 617-945-1704.

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