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Atlanta Beat Signs Heather Mitts

January 14, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release


KENNESAW, GA (January 14, 2010 ) - The Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer today announced U.S. Women's National Team defender Heather Mitts as the newest addition to the 2011 roster.

Mitts, who has 114 caps with the USWNT, is a two-time Olympian who earned gold medals in both 2004 and 2008.

"We are very excited to have Heather because she brings unmatched leadership and experience to the team," said Beat head coach James Galanis. "Her speed and tenacious defending will make it hard for opposing teams to get in behind us on the right side."

Mitts began her professional career with the Philadelphia Charge, of the Women's United Soccer Association, from 2001-2003.

In the 2009 inaugural WPS Season, she joined the Boston Breakers via the USWNT allocation and started all 19 games. With the expansion of WPS in 2010, she returned to Philadelphia and started 15 of 17 matches for the Independence.

"Off the field, Heather is an outstanding professional and a great role model for the younger players," said Galanis.

Mitts is native of Cincinnati, Ohio and is married to A.J. Feeley, a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. She reports to preseason on March 1, 2010.

Note: All team transactions must be approved by WPS before becoming official

Season Seats for the Atlanta Beat start as low as $100. Group discounts and flexi-passes are available by calling 678-298-4780. Visit www.theatlantabeat.com for more information.

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