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HARVARD BOUND: O’Reilly headed to Boston

Heather O'Reilly
Heather O'Reilly

Heather O'Reilly has agreed to terms with the Boston Breakers. (Patricia Giobetti |

United States national team midfielder Heather O’Reilly has agreed to terms with the Boston Breakers, the team announced on Wednesday. O’Reilly makes her way to Harvard Stadium after three years with Sky Blue FC.

“We are very excited about adding Heather O’Reilly to the Breakers team. She’s a world class player, has an incredible engine, and just is an all around winner,” Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. “Her experience and work ethic will immediately improve our team. Look forward to her being apart of many goals and wins this season.”

In three seasons with Sky Blue FC, O’Reilly scored four goals and added 11 assists. She has 30 goals in 151 career appearances with the United States. The New Brunswick, N.J., native scored the game-winning goal for Sky Blue FC in a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Sol in the 2009 WPS Championship.

Boston’s agreement to terms with O’Reilly is the most high-profile yet for the Breakers, who now lead WPS with 11 confirmed signings heading into 2012.



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