January 30, 2017
Breakers sign Canadian national team striker
Canadian national team forward Adriana Leon has returned to the Boston Breakers after a four-year absence, the team announced Monday.
Leon, 24, a Mississauga, Canada, native, played for FC Zürich in Switzerland’s Nationalliga A and NWSL champion Western New York Flash last season. Leon played 10 games (three starts) for the Flash after totaling two goals and three assists in 25 games (19 starts) with the Chicago Red Stars in 2014 and ’15. Leon made her NWSL debut with the Breakers in 2013, scoring one goal in six games.
“Adriana is keen to come back to Boston and prove herself back in the NWSL and also to get back into the Canadian Women’s National Team,” Breakers coach Matt Beard said. “For me, I was impressed with her form in Switzerland and her attitude during our talks. She also provides good flexibility in the front line. I'm excited to have her on board.”
Leon has totaled 38 caps (five goals) with the Canadian Women’s National Team, scoring in her debut game at age 20 against China Jan. 12, 2013, and performing in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Leon helped Canada finish fourth in the 2010 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Guatemala and played in the 2012 FIFA U-20 WWC in Japan.