North Carolina Courage trade Abby Dahlkemper to Houston Dash

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Abby Dahlkemper is headed to Houston.

The North Carolina Courage announced on Sunday that the team had traded Dahlkemper to the Houston Dash for $25,000 in allocation money and performance-based bonuses.

The USWNT defender left her FAWSL club Manchester City earlier this month, where she had been playing since signing with the team in January 2021.

Dahlkemper played with North Carolina for five seasons prior to her move to Manchester City, winning three NWSL Shields and two NWSL Championships with the Courage.

“I’m very excited that we have been able to add a player of Abby’s quality to our roster as we embark on our push for the playoffs,” said Dash head coach James Clarkson in a statement released through the team.

Dahlkemper will be available for selection during Houston’s Sunday matchup against Racing Louisville FC.