Feb. 5, the Boston Breakers announced the signing of former England Women’s National Team forward Lianne Sanderson, a native of Lewisham, England.
During her career with England, Sanderson scored eight goals in 29 appearances and helped lead the team to the semifinals of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“She’s an experienced veteran, she’s versatile, and attack-minded player. She’ll score goals for us,” said Breakers head coach Lisa Cole. “She also has great leadership and charisma on and off the field. I’m excited we got her.”
In a 10-year career at Arsenal, Sanderson led the team with 48 goals in 41 games in 2006-07, and in that season helped the team win the quadruple - Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. The next year, Sanderson scored a career-high 52 goals in 31 appearances for Arsenal.
After Arsenal, Sanderson played two seasons with Chelsea LFC, and then with the Philadelphia Independence in WPS. In two seasons with the Independence, Sanderson scored eight goals in 40 games and helped lead them to the WPS Championship in both 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, Sanderson played for DC United in the USL W-League after a season with Spanish SuperLiga side RCD Espanyol.
Sanderson's signing is per league approval and the terms of the contract will not be disclosed.