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Canadian international fullback Allysha Chapman traded to Boston Breakers

TORONTO — The Boston Breakers have acquired Canadian international fullback Allysha Chapman from the Houston Dash in exchange for an international roster spot in 2017 and 2018 as well as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.

Chapman, who has won 39 caps for Canada, played in Sweden prior to joining Houston in 2015. 

"Allysha was one of my top targets in this off-season, and I'm delighted that we have managed to bring her to Boston," Breakers head coach Matt Beard said in a statement. "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 from Courtice, Ont.,, played in 14 NWSL games for the Dash.

"These decisions are always difficult, but we see a need to modify our roster as we prepare for 2017," Houston head coach Randy Waldrum said. "Allysha was a great ambassador for the organization and her country in the community and we wish her good luck in Boston."

The deal gives Houston six international roster spots in 2017. Rachel Daly, Denise O’Sullivan and Brazil's Poliana are the only international players currently under contract with the club.