(Feb. 17, 2017) – The Breakdown returns after a one-week hiatus. Let’s take a look back at the past two weeks, which were busy for the Breakers.
The Breakers welcomed back a familiar face with the signing of midfielder Tiffany Weimer. Weimer, 33, most recently played for Kvarnsveden in Sweden’s top-flight league Damallsvenskan. She played in 10 matches for Kvarnsveden, scoring five goals in 900 minutes of action.
No stranger to the Breakers, Weimer played eight games for Boston during the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) season. In the NWSL, Weimer has played for Portland (2013), Washington (2015), and FC Kansas City (2016). In three NWSL seasons, Weimer has logged 577 minutes, played in 18 matches, and scored one goal to go along with one assist. Both came during the 2013 season with Portland, a year in which Weimer and the Thorns won the first-ever NWSL Championship.
“I’ve had some great conversations with Tiffany, and she’s hungry to come back to Boston and the NWSL,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She’s gone away and had a great season in Sweden, and she will be another great addition to our team. She is a technically gifted player with a good soccer brain, and I’m looking forward to bringing Tiffany back to the Boston Breakers.”
Read more about the Tiffany Weimer signing at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/930939.html.
The Boston Breakers announced Monday the re-signing of forward Natasha Dowie, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dowie, 28, most recently set a franchise record for the Melbourne Victory, scoring nine goals during the 2016-2017 Westfield W-League season in Australia. She was named to the PFA Jetts W-League Team of the Season.
“I'm delighted to be joining back up with the Boston Breakers,” Dowie said. “I really enjoyed my short spell there at the end of last season. There has been some strong additions to the squad, and I can't wait for training to start. It's a beautiful city, a great club, and I felt a lot of support from the fans last year. I'm enjoying my soccer right now, and I'm really looking forward to the new season.”
In 2016 with the Breakers, Dowie started all seven games she appeared in, logging 605 minutes. She led team in scoring with three goals. Dowie scored on her debut, a 1-0 win at home against the Orlando Pride on July 31, 2016.
“It was important to tie Natasha down after her impact she made last season on a struggling team,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “One thing I know she will do is score goals. I’m excited to see how she links up with all the attacking players we have signed this offseason.”
Read more about Natasha Dowie re-signing at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/931055.html.
On Feb. 8, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis named 25 players to a training camp roster prior to the 2017 SheBelieves Cup that will feature the USA, Germany, France and England playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period. The match days on March 1, 4 and 7 will see four of the best teams in the world meet over six games that promise to be highly competitive and entertaining. Included on the roster is No. 1 draft pick Rose Lavelle.
Read more about the U.S. Women’s National Team’s She Believes Cup roster at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/NEWS/930877.html.
The Breakers launched a new residential camp program! Take advantage of our early bird special at http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/CAMPS/residentialcamps/index_E.html.
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 www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704.
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