Breakers sign Norwegian forward Emilie Haavi

(Oct. 31, 2016) – The Boston Breakers announced today the signing of Norwegian forward Emilie Haavi, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 24-year-old from Baerum, Norway most recently played for Lillestrøm SK Kvinner (LSK Kvinner) in Norway’s top-flight league, Toppserien. In four seasons with LSK (2013-2016), Haavi scored 49 goals in 82 games, helping her club win both the Toppserien and Norwegian Cup in 2014 and 2015.

“I'm really looking forward to becoming a member of the Breakers family and wearing that blue jersey,” Haavi said. “To play in the NWSL has always been a dream of mine. I can't wait to get the season started.”

Haavi previously played for Røa (2009-2012) and won one Toppserien championship and one Norwegian Cup for the Western Norway based club. In 51 games with Røa, Haavi scored 39 goals.

“Emilie is a player that I have been watching for the past few years. She is an exciting, pacey winger who will be a great addition to the team,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She has been a key part of LSK and her national team, playing in the Champions League and major tournaments.”

On the international level, Haavi has represented Norway at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cups. She played all three group-stage matches in 2015, and in 2011, she scored the game-winner against Equatorial Guinea in the group stage. Haavi made her debut for Norway in 2010 against Canada. Capped 59 times for Norway, Haavi has scored 15 goals for her country.

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