The Boston Breakers announced today they have signed defender Jazmyne Avant who was previously waived by the Portland Thorns FC on June 20th. Per league and team policy, terms of Avant’s contract were not disclosed.

“I think Jazmyne has been great this year in Portland. And based on our needs, she fills an important spot for us,” Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. “I like her attitude. I like her tenacity. She’s someone who is really going to help us.”

Avant appeared in four matches for the Thorns this season including two starts for a total of 212 minutes on the pitch.

According to the Breakers, Avant will be available for Sunday’s match versus Sky Blue FC.