Boston Breakers World Cup ties run deep in 2015

(June 11, 2015) - The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is well underway, and the Boston Breakers have several connections both on and off the field. In total, 24 players (three current, 21 former) and one coach have Breakers ties, while eight analysts and commentators on the FOX Sports broadcast.

(June 11, 2015)The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is well underway, and the Boston Breakers have several connections both on and off the field. In total, 24 players (three current, 21 former) and one coach have Breakers ties, while eight analysts and commentators on the FOX Sports broadcast.

On the field, the 24 players and one coach represent eight countries. Here is a breakdown by country, including which years they were members of the Boston Breakers.

AUSTRALIA

Tameka Butt (2012), Lisa De Vanna (2014), Kyah Simon (2012-2013)

BRAZIL

Rafinha/Rafaela (current), Andressa Alves (signed in 2015, went into residency with Brazil; Breakers own rights), Fabiana (2009-2010)

CANADA

Kaylyn Kyle (2014), Adriana Leon (2013), Carmelina Moscato (2013), Karina LeBlanc (2001-2003), Rhian Wilkinson (2013)

ENGLAND

Lianne Sanderson (2013-2014), Alex Scott (2009-2011)

JAPAN

Aya Sameshima (2011)

MEXICO

Bianca Sierra (2014-current), Cecilia Santiago (2013), Anisa Guajardo (2013)

SWEDEN

Head Coach Pia Sundhage (Breakers Head Coach, 2003)

USA

Alyssa Naeher (2010, 2011, 2013-current), Lauren Holiday (2010-2011), Meghan Klingenberg (2011), Sydney Leroux (2013), Kelley O’Hara, (2011) Heather O’Reilly (2012-2014), Amy Rodriguez (2009)

The FOX studio and broadcast crew includes: Tony DiCicco (Head Coach, 2009-2011), Monica Gonzalez (2002-2003), Angela Hucles (2001-2003, 2009), Christine Latham (2009), Heather Mitts (2009), Leslie Osborne (2010-2012), Kelly Smith (2009-2011), and Cat Whitehill (2012-2015).

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