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Breakers add another Brazilian: forward Andressa

The Boston Breakers on Wednesday signed their second Brazilian player in the past week, adding forward Andressa to their roster.

The 22-year-old most recently played for Sao Jose in Brazil’s top-flight professional league. Sao Jose, the 2013 Copa Libertadores champion, is the same club from which midfielder Francielle came. Boston signed Francielle last week.

“Andressa is a gifted player, has tremendous technical ability, and is a goal scorer,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “She is going to be a lot of fun to watch, and a problem to deal with for opposing teams. Adding a player of her caliber at such a young age is a big signing for us as part of this rebuild. I am pleased with how the roster is shaping up and the direction we are heading.”

Andressa scored three goals at the Copa America in September, helping Brazil qualify for the 2015 World Cup. She played for Brazil at the 2010 and 2012 U-20 World Cups.

Boston also announced the re-signing of defender Julie King and midfielder Maddy Evans.

The Breakers put together clips of some of Andressa’s Copa America goals:


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