Canada women’s int’l Chapman traded to Boston Breakers

Canada internal Allysha Chapman (pictured) was traded from the Houston Dash to the Boston Breakers on November 29, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Canada Soccer) 

BOSTON -- The Boston Breakers announced Wednesday the acquisition of Canada women’s international Allysha Chapman from the Houston Dash in exchange for player personnel considerations.

The defender appeared in 14 total games over the last two National Women’s Soccer League seasons for Houston.

“Allysha was one of my top targets in this offseason, and I'm delighted that we have managed to bring her to Boston,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She will add great defensive stability to our side, and she is a threat going forward. She also brings a wealth of NWSL and international experience.”

The 27-year-old Chapman has been capped 39 times for the Canada, helping it capture a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games (5 games/0 goals) and second place at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship (5/0). She also played in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup (5/0) and the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (3/0).

Prior to joining Houston, Chapman played in Sweden with Eskilstuna DFF (2014) and IK Sirius FC (2012-13).