The Boston Breakers have traded midfielder Nikki Washington to magicJack in exchange for rookie midfielder Meghan Klingenberg, a second round pick in the 2012 WPS Draft and a player to be named later.
“Meghan Klingenberg is a tireless worker on the flank,” Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco said. “She can play outside back or winger. She has a wonderful competitive mentality and is a very good 1v1 artist who will create goal-scoring opportunities for the Breakers. It will be a pleasure to coach her again.”
Both Washington and Klingenberg were a part of DiCicco’s 2008 U-20 Women’s World Cup gold medal winning team.
Whether or not that draft pick actually still exists by the time the 2012 WPS Draft comes around (assuming it does) remains to be seen. Either way, the trade still favors Boston in that Klingenberg is in the future of the U.S. Women’s National Team picture and the Breakers will also get another player to be named later. That will be another interesting piece of news to monitor. Who will be dealt by magicJack? And will the player be happy to leave?
Speaking of magicJack, forward Abby Wambach has been named WPS Player of the Week for Week 8 for her hat trick in magicJack’s 4-0 win over the Atlanta Beat on Saturday. It is the sixth time that Wambach has received the weekly honor.