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Angeli out for season with ACL injury

Boston Breakers midfielder Jordan Angeli will miss the rest of the season with what the team calls “a season-ending ACL injury.” The 24-year-old midfielder scored Boston’s first goal of the season in the 18th minute of a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Beat on Saturday before being taken out of the match in the 29th minute due to injury.

Last season, Angeli scored seven goals – good for second on the team behind Kelly Smith – and added three assists. Angeli also recently received a to U.S. Women’s National Team training camp in February, although she is yet to earn her first cap.

Now, the Breakers are forced to replace the goal-scoring production of one of their top plays. That will have to be done in a year where Lauren Cheney, Kelley O’Hara and possibly even Kelly Smith will be in and out of the line-up due to international duty.

“The team and I feel very badly for Jordan and the fact she has to deal with an operation and extended rehab,” Boston Head Coach Tony DiCicco said. “She has been an inspiration not only on the field but how she has handled herself in the locker room and in the community. Her play on the field has been outstanding all spring, and from the coaches’ view, she will be very hard to replace. Jordan is a natural leader, and she will remain an important influence for the Breakers this season.”

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