Boston Breakers Sign French Midfielder Ghoutia Karchouni
The Boston Breakers announced today the signing of French midfielder Ghoutia Karchouni, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Karchouni, 21, recently played for Paris St. Germain in France's top-flight Feminine Division 1. The Lyon, France native made 14 appearances this season at PSG.
"I'm delighted Ghoutia has joined the club. She is a technically gifted central midfielder with a good range of passing," Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. "I'm looking forward seeing her compete in the NWSL."
Prior to the signing, the Breakers traded a 2017 second-round pick in the NWSL College Draft to the Chicago Red Stars for an international roster slot for the remainder of the 2016 season.
On the international level, Karchouni has played for France's U-19 and U-17 teams, competing in the UEFA Women's Championship with both. She helped guide France to the 2012/2013 U-19 UEFA Women's Championship title and finished as runners-up in the 2011/2012 U-17 UEFA Women's Championship.
With the U-17 team, Karchouni played for the France side that won the 2012 FIFA Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.
"I'm so excited to come to America and play for the Boston Breakers," Karchouni said. "It's a new challenge for me, not only as a player, but also as a person, and I needed that. I'm so happy."
The Boston Breakers return to action Saturday, July 2, taking on Seattle Reign FC at home before facing the Orlando Pride in Florida on Sunday, July 10. They return home Sunday, July 17 to host Sky Blue FC. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704.
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