The Boston Breakers have signed German international Eunice Beckmann from Frauen-Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. Beckmann's signing with the Breakers comes pending receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.
24-year-old Beckmann comes with a wealth of experience from the Bundesliga, having started playing professionally at the age of 17. For Bayern, she has 10 goals in 28 games over 1,483 minutes. She has also played for the German U-19s. The Breakers already had some connection to Bayern after loaning Kristie Mewis to them in this past offseason.
Beckmann fills the Breakers' last international roster spot and brings their roster back up to 20 while Sinead Farrelly is on the injured list. She could be an intriguing addition to the attack, acting as a central attacking midfielder in support of Kyah Simon as a pure striker, also freeing up Kristie Mewis to work more on the wings.
"Eunice is a natural center forward, but she can play anywhere in a front three and also drop into the 10," said head coach Matt Beard via a team press release. "She is a good finisher, but she also has a good soccer brain. She will be a good addition to the squad and give me more attacking options."
You can see Beckmann's work in a 2014 Bundesliga game below.
Or you can take a look at her working out of trouble with some foolish footskills in this gif.
Or check out this long range blast from our friends at Bavarian Football Works:
Beckmann could provide good distribution as well as off-the-ball movement to help give Kyah Simon some room to maneuver or score herself. We'll see if she adapts to the fast-paced, sometimes rough-and-tumble nature of NWSL, as many European players have had to do when jumping into American women's soccer.