These Are the Boston Breakers: Alex Scott

Todd Civin@https://twitter.com/toddcivin1Senior Writer IMay 26, 2009

In an effort to learn a bit about Boston Breakers' star defender, Alex Scott, I visited her blog, which appears on Foxsports.com

Upon listening to Scott tell the tale of her first WPS goal, several things become readily apparent.

First off, Alex Scott is from Great Britain and not only speaks with a British accent, but clearly writes with one as well.

"So a sweet through ball that I ran onto, I could here (sic) Kelly Smith screaming for it in the box. I do not know why I chose to ignore her because if you have Kelly screaming for the ball, of all players you want to pass the ball to, it would be her because you know she can create magic".

Chip, chip mate. Bloody good stuff.

Second, Scott is still pretty stoked about her second half score last week against the Washington Freedom.

"But for once I thought WHY NOT (shoot as opposed to pass) and I smacked that small piece of leather that we call a soccer ball (football if you are reading this back home) and it flew into the back of the net... YEAH!!!!!"

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And third, she is the type of player who likes to give credit where credit is due, as opposed to heaping the accolades upon her own shoulders.

"Tony told me at half time I was making good runs and to keep on doing it, so that's all I did, no major change to my game. In the 49th minute, the ball got played into Latham, who like always holds the ball up well. I overlapped down the right and she found me with a sweet through ball."

As we say in my house...my kinda gal. "Tis better to give than to receive."

Scott, who was obtained by the Breakers in a January trade with the Chicago Red Stars, netted her first WPS goal to force a 1-1 draw vs. the Washington Freedom last week.
But, her true mission on the field is not truly to score. She'll leave that up to fellow Brit and apartment mate, Kelly Smith. Scott's reason for being is truly to serve as one of  the stalwart defenders for the Breakers. 
She has played every minute of the Breaker's first seven games and has an assist to go with her game equalizing goal.
On the International circuit, Scott has appeared in all of England’s matches this season, which included qualifying for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2009 tournament later this summer in Finland.
She helped England capture the 2009 Cyprus Cup—defeating Canada in the finals, and was a member of England’s 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team, which advanced to the quarterfinals against the USA.
Scott has been a member of the English National team since 2004, debuting in September 2004 against Holland. She scored her first goal with the English National Team against Hungary in October 2005. 
As a club player, Scott began playing for the Arsenal Ladies (youth teams) when she was only eight years old.
She helped the Arsenal Ladies to the “quadruple” by winning the English Women’s Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, as well as UEFA Women’s Cup (Europe’s top club competition).
She also scored 20 career goals with the Gunners, including the only goal in the 2007 UEFA Women’s Cup Final against Swedish club Umea IK, led by Marta, and was part of the Arsenal team that won the FA Cup, League Cup, and Women’s Premier League several times each.
Prior to coming to Boston, Scott was a teacher for two years, teaching sport science studies to 16-18 year-old students. She also obtained her certificates in personal training and sports massage therapy.
When not defending, scoring, or teaching, Scott cares for her two boxer dogs, which have stayed behind in England for the season.
Todd Civin is a freelance writer who covers the Boston Breakers of the WPS. Each week he presents one Breaker player profile in his series "These Are the Boston Breakers". Feel free to send story leads or comments to toddcivin1@aim.com. Photo Credit JC Ridley. 


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