The Boston Breakers continue to rebuild their roster in the offseason, this time with the signing of 24-year-old defender Amanda Frisbie.
The Breakers signed Frisbie as a discovery player, meaning she was not presently on an NWSL roster and her rights did not belong to any NWSL team.
Frisbie comes to Boston from Stjarnan in Iceland, where she was playing as a center back and helped the team earn a league championship. Before that she had a short stint with FC Kansas City in 2016, and before that a few games for the Western New York Flash (now the North Carolina Courage) in 2015. Frisbie was initially drafted by the Seattle Reign in the 2014 college draft but missed out on most of her rookie season with an injury.
Now Frisbie is back on American shores and could be an indicator that key center back Whitney Engen might not be returning or that head coach Matt Beard isn’t prioritizing a center back pick at the draft.
Boston, of course, has over 9000 picks (okay, seven picks) at the 2017 draft, including four picks in the first round. With the Frisbie signing and the yet-to-be-announced signing of Tiffany Weimer, per Equalizer Soccer, Boston’s draft picks could also signal more cuts to the Breakers roster to come.