November 9, 2016
THEIR FUTURE IS ROSIE
Breakers sign New Zealand midfielder
The Boston Breakers have signed New Zealand national team midfielder Rosie White, the team announced Wednesday.
White, 23, from Auckland, played for Liverpool Ladies FC in the FA Women’s Super League, scoring four goals in 33 appearances in the last two seasons.
“Rosie, of course, is a player who I worked with for a few months in my last season at Liverpool,” Breakers coach Matt Beard said. “She is, technically, a gifted soccer player who can play in numerous positions in the front three or in midfield. On top of that, she is a great person and brings international experience with the New Zealand national team.”
White helped UCLA win the 2013 NCAA championship, scoring the deciding penalty kick against Virginia in the semifinals and totaling 17 goals and 12 assists from 2011-14.
“I am really excited to be signing with the Boston Breakers,” White said. “It is an amazing opportunity and a new adventure and challenge for me. I can’t wait for it to begin.”
White has scored 14 goals in 73 games for New Zealand, making her debut in a 6-0 loss to China June 10, 2009. White played in the 2011 and ’15 Women’s World Cups, the 2014 and ’16 Olympics, the 2010 U-20 WWC and 2008 U-17 WWC, and won the Golden Ball in the 2014 OFC Women’s Nations Cup and the New Zealand Young Female Player of the Year in 2008 and ’09.