Adriana Leon

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Adriana Leon
Adriana Leon.jpg
Leon playing for the Western New York Flash in 2016
Personal information
Full name Adriana Kristina Leon
Date of birth (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Winger, attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Reign
Number 13
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 University of Notre Dame 43 (10)
2012 University of Florida 22 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Toronto Lady Lynx 9 (3)
2013 Boston Breakers 6 (1)
2013–2015 Chicago Red Stars 35 (3)
2015–2016 Western New York Flash 10 (0)
2016 FC Zürich Frauen 0 (0)
2017 Boston Breakers 24 (6)
2018 Sky Blue FC 2 (0)
2018– Seattle Reign FC 6 (0)
National team
2009–2012 Canada U-20 8 (5)
2012– Canada 49 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 24, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 10, 2018

Adriana Kristina Leon (born October 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional soccer player for the Seattle Reign in the National Women's Soccer League. She previously played for Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, and Western New York Flash in the NWSL, Swiss club FC Zürich Frauen in the Nationalliga A, and is a member of the Canadian women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Leon was raised in Maple and moved with her family to King City in 2010 at the age of 16. Her family is connected to Leon's Furniture.[1] She grew up playing soccer, hockey and rugby.[2]

College[edit]

Leon accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer team in 2010 and 2011. As a freshman in 2010, she came off the bench to score the Irish's lone goal in their 1–0 victory over the Stanford Cardinal in the title game of the NCAA national championship tournament. As a sophomore, she was the second leading scorer for the Irish.

After her sophomore season, Leon transferred to the University of Florida, where she played for coach Becky Burleigh's Florida Gators women's soccer team in 2012. She was the Gators' sixth leading scorer despite missing her first three matches while she was touring Japan with the Canadian national U-20 team. Leon scored four game-winning goals for the Gators and helped lead the team to Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships.

Playing career[edit]

Adriana Leon playing for the Boston Breakers in the 2017 NWSL season

Club[edit]

In 2013, as part of the NWSL Player Allocation, Leon joined the Boston Breakers in the new National Women's Soccer League.[3][4] Leon scored her first goal in a 5–1 loss against Sky Blue FC on June 1, 2013.[5]

On June 29, 2013, the Boston Breakers traded her to the Chicago Red Stars for her Canadian national teammate, Carmelina Moscato.[6]

In November 2015, the Chicago Red Stars traded her to the Western New York Flash.[7] She transferred to FC Zürich Frauen of the Swiss Nationalliga A on August 30, 2016.[8]

FC Zürich Frauen reported on December 1, 2016, that Leon and team management had mutually decided not to renew her contract for the upcoming Nationalliga A season.[9]

On January 30, 2017, it was announced that Leon had signed back on with the Boston Breakers for their 2017 campaign.[10]

On May 2, 2017, Leon was named NWSL player of the week for week 3 for her performance against Seattle Reign.[11] Leon was credited with 2 assists and 1 goal in Boston's 3–0 victory.

The Breakers ceased operations prior to the 2018 season. Leon was picked up by Sky Blue in the dispersal draft on January 30, 2018.[12]

On June 12, 2018, Leon was traded to the Seattle Reign in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[13]

International[edit]

Leon was called to the Canada U-20 camp in December 2009 and played the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup for Canada. In December 2012, she was called up to the senior Canadian team for the 2013 Four Nations Tournament, making her first international appearance against China on January 12, 2013, scoring the game-winning goal in a 1–0 victory.[14]

Honours[edit]

College[edit]

University of Notre Dame

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duffy, Rob (June 3, 2015). "#WWCWednesday: Meet the #CanWNT Forwards". TSN. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Adriana Leon". Canada Soccer. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Player distribution sees NWSL take shape". FIFA. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NWSL allocation easier said than done". ESPN. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Breakers fall to Sky Blue FC on the road". Boston Breakers. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sources: Red Stars deal Moscato to Breakers for Leon". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Red Stars Acquire Engen & 4th Round Pick in 2017 College Draft". Chicago Red Stars. November 10, 2015. the team has acquired U.S. Women's National Team defender Whitney Engen and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 National Women's Soccer League College Draft from Western New York Flash. In exchange, Western New York received Abby Erceg, Adriana Leon and a first-round (No. 9 overall) selection in the 2016 NWSL College Draft 
  8. ^ "Western New York Flash Transfers Adriana Leon". NWSL. August 30, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Adriana Leon verlässt die FC Zürich Frauen". www.fcz.ch (in German). Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  10. ^ "Breakers sign Adriana Leon – Boston Breakers". www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  11. ^ Ltd, Simplestream. "National Women's Soccer League". www.nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  12. ^ Ltd, Simplestream. "National Women's Soccer League". www.nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  13. ^ Rantz, Susie. "Seattle Reign acquire Adriana Leon from Sky Blue". www.sounderatheart.com/seattle-reign. Retrieved 2018-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Adriana Leon scores as Canada's women's soccer team beats China 1–0". Yahoo! News. Yahoo!. January 12, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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