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November 3, 2016
Chicago deals Katonah's Da Costa to Boston

WATERTOWN, Mass. – Amanda Da Costa has gotten just a little bit close to her hometown.

The Boston Breakers announced Thursday that they that had acquired the Kantonah, N.Y. native from the Chicago Red Stars.

In exchange for Da Costa, Boston sent to Chicago its natural third (No. 28 overall) and fourth-round (No. 38 overall) picks in the 2017 National Women's Soccer League College Draft that the Breakers acquired in a previous trade.

The 27-year-old midfielder native is no stranger to the Breakers and head coach Matt Beard, having played for Boston during the 2012 Women's Premier Soccer League Elite season and then for Beard at Liverpool in both 2013 and 2014. She helped lead the Liverpool Ladies to back-to-back FA Women’s Super League titles.

“Amanda is a great person, and she will be a great addition to our roster. During our time at Liverpool she was a key player for me,” Beard said. “Technically, she is very gifted and she is a clever soccer player.”

The past two seasons, Da Costa has played in the NWSL, for the Washington Spirit in 2015 where she scored three goals on four shots on goal in 17 appearances. With Chicago this past season, Da Costa started eight of the 13 matches in which she appeared. In two NWSL seasons, Da Costa has 30 appearances, 15 starts, and has logged 1,311 minutes with three goals.

At Liverpool, Da Costa made more than 40 appearances and was part of the first Liverpool Ladies team to compete in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Da Costa began playing for the Portuguese Women’s National Team in 2015, debuting last Dec. 1 against Spain in the Women’s Euro 2017 qualifiers. This past year with Portugal, she performed in the Algarve Cup in March and in the recent Euro 2017 qualifiers, helping to lead Portugal to the final stages.

In the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, Da Costa played ODP from 2000 to 2005, using it as a springboard to playing Region 1 ODP during that same time and representing the United States internationally. In club soccer, Da Costa started playing for the Somers Strikers and competed for the Monroe United Magic, both affiliated with the East Hudson Youth Soccer League.

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