Name: Amanda Da Costa
Jersey number: 5
Date of birth: Oct. 7, 1989
Hometown: Katonah, N.Y.
College: Florida State
Last club: Chicago Red Stars
How acquired: Acquired via trade with Chicago on Nov. 3, 2016
Professional: In 2016, appeared in 13 games, including eight starts, with the Chicago Red Stars … Logged 665 minutes … In 2015, played 17 games (seven starts) for the Washington Spirit … In 646 minutes of action, scored three goals on four shots on goal … Appeared in more than 40 games for Liverpool Ladies from 2013-2014 under current Breakers head coach Matt Beard … Helped lead Liverpool to back-to-back FA Women’s Super League titles and a Champions League berth … In 2012, in WPSL Elite with the Boston Breakers, started all eight games she appeared in … Logged 709 minutes … Tallied one assist … In 2011, with magicJack (formerly Washington Freedom), played with the South Florida based Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) club in 2011 ... Was the 17th overall selection in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Freedom.
International: Current member of the Portuguese Women’s National Team … Helped lead Portugal to the final stages of the 2017 UEFA Women’s European Championship … Made her debut for Portugal on Dec. 1, 2015 against Spain in the Women’s Euro 2017 qualifiers … Participated in the 2016 Algarve Cup with Portugal … A member of the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team ... Invited to participate in training camp with the U.S. U-23s in 2009 and twice in 2010 ... Competed with the U.S. U-20 team at the 2008 Cyprus Tournament ... Member of the U.S. U-17 team in 2006.
College: Played four years at Florida State University ... First-Team All-ACC selection (2010) ... NSCAA All-Southeast Region team (2010) ... NSCAA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2009) ... NSCAA and Soccer Buzz First Team All-American (2008) ... Scored 17 goals and tallied 24 assists in career ... Tied for first all-time with 10 game-winning assists ... Third in career assists (24).
Scholastic/Club: Played five years for both the ENY North ODP team as well as the Region 1 ODP team (2000-2005) ... New Jersey State Cup Champions (World Class, N.J. Arsenal) ... Played for Quickstrike FC (2007) ... Member of Soccer Plus Connecticut of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (2008) ... Played with the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues of the W-League (2009) ... five-year varsity soccer athlete at Somers High School ... Earned all-section and all-league honors four times, named league MVP twice.
Personal: Daughter of Rui and Adelaide DaCosta ... Majored in sports management ... Father was born in Mozambique, Africa and mother was born in Portugal.