Name: Adriana Leon
Pronunciation: A-dree-AHNA LEE-own
Jersey number: 19
Date of birth: Oct. 2, 1992
Hometown: Maple, Ontario, Canada
College: University of Florida
How acquired: Signed on Jan. 30, 2017
Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, set career highs for goals in a season (six) and assists in a season (six) ... Led Breakers in assists ... Appeared in 24 games, logging 1,782 minutes ... Two-time NWSL Player of the Week ... With the Western New York Flash in 2016, started three of the 10 games she appeared in, logging 342 minutes ... Following 2016 NWSL season, went overseas to Switzerland to play for FC Zurich in Nationalliga A ... In 2015 and 2014 with the Chicago Red Stars, scored a combined two goals and added three assists in 25 games, 19 of which she started ... Made her NWSL debut with the Boston Breakers in 2013, scoring one goal in six games.
Canadian Women’s National Team: Has 41 caps and six goals with the Canadian Women’s National Team ... Competed in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada ... Was 17 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2009 with coach Carolina Morace... finished fourth with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Guatemala...represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012...Earned her first cap for the senior team after previously starring for the Canadian U-20s. At the 2012 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Japan, Leon scored three goals in Canada’s first game of the tournament, a 6-0 win over Argentina ... Earned her first cap with the senior team in January 2012 at the Four Nations Cup in China ... In first-ever appearance for her country at that level, she scored her first international goal in a 1-0 victory China. Through March 2013, has seven caps and seven starts.
Personal: Born Adriana Kristina Leon... both of her parents were born in Toronto... grew up playing soccer and hockey... enjoys shopping, gym... favorites have included Ronaldo... other favorites have included Alex Ovechkin... as a youth player in 2012, was noted by the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (“goalscorer, excellent mobility, strong and fast with good dribbling, passing and finishing skills”).