Boston Breakers legend Kristine Lilly joins coaching staff

Most capped player in U.S. Soccer history to serve as assistant coach

Kristine Lilly has returned to the Boston Breakers. The most capped players in U.S. Women’s National Team history will join the the coaching staff, serving as assistant coach for the Breakers in 2012.

Kristine Lilly has returned to the Boston Breakers. The most capped players in U.S. Women’s National Team history will join the the coaching staff, serving as assistant coach for the Breakers in 2012.

“I’m excited to work with the Breakers this year and continue to help promote and grow the game of soccer,” Lilly said. “My professional playing career has only been with the Breakers, and now it’s nice to join the team as a coach.”

Lilly served as team captain for the Breakers in both 2009 and 2010. In two seasons with the WPS Breakers, Lilly played in 43 games (42 starts, 3,725 minutes) and scored six goals and had six assists. With the WUSA Breakers, Lilly started all 59 games she played in. In 2001, her first season in WUSA, Lilly scored three goals and had a league-best 11 assists. The following season, she started all 19 matches and notched career highs in goals scored (8) and assists (13). In her final WUSA season with the Breakers, Lilly started all 19 games, finished with three goals and four assists, led the Breakers to their first-ever playoff game, and was named First-Team All-WUSA for the third consecutive year.

A native of Wilton, Conn., Lilly is one of the most decorated players in international soccer history with 352 caps, more than any other female or male in U.S. Soccer history. A two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Lilly scored 130 goals with the National Team.

She played in her first U.S. Women’s National Team match on Aug. 3, 1987 and scored her first international goal 10 days later against China. Lilly was voted U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year three times (1993, 2005, and 2006). She scored her final and 130th international goal on May 22, 2010, in a game against Germany. Her final match with the U.S. came on Nov. 5, 2010, against Mexico.

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