October 27, 2016
Julie King returning to Breakers
The Boston Breakers have re-signed team most valuable player Julie King, the team announced Thursday.
King has played five seasons with the Breakers, starting in the WPSL in 2012. King, 27, has made 88 appearances (82 starts), totaling five goals and four assists.
“Julie was a key player for us last year, and it was important that we kept her for 2017,” Breakers coach Matt Beard said. “I am looking forward to seeing Julie progress further as a player and be a key part of the Boston Breakers for 2017.”
King, a defender, started 17 of the 18 matches she appeared in, playing 1,523 minutes, one of four Breakers to play more than 1,500 minutes last season. King had two goals and one assist.
“I'm very excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue my professional soccer career with the Breakers,” King said. “I've had numerous conversations with management and staff over the past month about the future of the Breakers and changes that are in motion. After these conversations and thoughtful consideration, I believe that the organization is committed to doing what it takes to elevate the Breakers to the top of the table, and I'm eager to be a part of that. The way our fans have embraced and supported the team, as well as me personally, over my last five seasons has helped to make Boston feel like home to me, and I'm determined to do everything possible to help win a championship here.”
King ranks third in franchise history in appearances, behind Kristine Lilly (102) and Katie Schoepfer (95.