The Boston Breakers have acquired defender Carmelina Moscato from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for forward Adriana Leon.
Leon appeared in six games (one start) for the Breakers, logging 163 minutes. Her first start came June 1 in a 5-1 loss to Sky Blue FC on the road. It was a game in which she tallied her first and only goal of the season. Leon last appeared for the Breakers in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Seattle Reign FC. She came on in the 89th minute. Leon also has played for the Canadian Women’s National Team, most recently called up for a friendly against Germany.
Moscato started four of the five games she appeared in for the Red Stars this season and has been a key piece to the Canadian Women’s National Team’s back line since joining the senior team in 2002 at the age of 17. She won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and was part of the Canadian team that won both the 2010 and 2011 Cyprus Cups.
Carmelina Moscato is the newest member of the Breakers (Photo by Mike Gridley)
Moscato will be available for selection Sunday when the Breakers take on Sky Blue FC at 6:30 p.m. ET at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.
"Carm has a ton of experience, and she’s going to make us better overall," Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "She has a passion for the game, and I’m excited for her to join the group."
Moscato’s professional playing experience began in 2009 when she joined the Italian club UPC Tavagnacco. The Mississauga, Ontario native later played professionally in Sweden for Pitea in 2011.
A graduate of Penn State University, Moscato won four Big Ten regular season title with the Nittany Lions (from 2002-2005).