30 January 2013
Dual national Amanda Da Costa was raised in New York with Portuguese parents. US U23 international Amanda joins Liverpool Ladies after a season with Boston Breakers in the Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL).
On joining Liverpool Amanda said: “I am thrilled to be playing for a club with such a unique culture and history. Being surrounded by the standard of excellence here at Liverpool is an amazing opportunity for any footballer, and I am eager to start the season with my new teammates.”
Amanda played four years at Florida State University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) where she was awarded ‘Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year’ (2007); voted ‘All-American’ (2007,2008 & 2010) and selected All-ACC team member for all four years of her University career.
In 2011 Amanda was the 17th overall selection in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) draft joining Florida club MagicJack. Following the collapse of the WPS league Amanda joined Boston Breakers in the WPSL.
Amanda has represented the US at U17, U20 and U23 levels. At U20 level Amanda played a key role in helping the US reach the final of the Cyprus Cup where they played the Canadian full international side. Amanda has been a member of the U23 squad since 2009. Most recently she scored the winning goal against Norway to secure the championship of the 3-Nations tournament in Norway.
Amanda will add great energy to the Liverpool midfield and is a proven goal scorer. Off field she is a keen writer so watch out for her blogs and tweets.
Liverpool Ladies manager Matt Beard commented: “Amanda is a great signing for us. She has represented The USA National Team at U17, U20 & U23, played professionally in The USA for Magic Jack and Boston Breakers. Amanda is energetic attacking central midfielder. She has great feet and will be a great asset to Liverpool Ladies.”