Houston Dash NWSL 2014


Houston Dash have announced their 18-player roster for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season.

Houston Dash is entering its inaugural season, and will be led by head coach Randy Waldrum.

USWNT defenders Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg are currently with Swedish side Tyresö FF, and will join the Dash at the conclusion of Tyresö’s UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign.

Houston Dash 2014 Player Roster (Previous club/college)


Bianca Henninger (FC Kansas City), Erin McLeod (Chicago Red Stars)


Marissa Diggs (Central Florida), Whitney Engen (Tyresö FF), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö FF), Arianna Romero (Seattle Reign FC), Lauren Sesselmann (FC Kansas City), Kika Toulouse (Washington Spirit), Nikki Washington (Portland Thorns FC)


Brittany Bock (Sky Blue FC), Becky Edwards (Portland Thorns FC), Jordan Jackson (Nebraska), Teresa Noyola (FC Kansas City)


Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars), Tiffany McCarty (Washington Spirit), Stephanie Ochs (Washington Spirit), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina), Rafaelle Souza (Ole Miss)


Take a look at all the competing team’s official NWSL 2014 player rosters.


  1. Mia Mon 8 years ago

    when did this injury start? anybody know? what match/tournament?

    • Terence Fullick 8 years ago

      It was at the Algarve Cup, during the next game her replacement came on wearing the No,5 shirt and the commentator assumed it was Aya, which is where the confusion that she played came from.
      She is still in Japan having treatment on her knee.

      • Mia Mon 8 years ago

        thanks for explaining 🙂
        anyway i hope she recovers soon. i think they terribly missed her services in the Algarve Cup which made that left-back position a problem spot for Sasaki.

        • Terence Fullick 8 years ago

          Yes, as Ken says, she has been plagued with injuries of late, I really hope she is able to get fully recovered and is soon back playing for the Nadeshiko and the new Houston Dash.
          She is a great player and a superb role model for the “young would be Nadeshiko’s”…

  2. Terence Fullick 8 years ago

    Thanks for the update on Aya, really hope she gets fully fit soon.

  3. Ken Suzuki 8 years ago

    Yes, I am worried about Sameshima who has been repeating “on-again-off-again” for more than a year. Injured–healed–found still injured–believed healed–and….

    In a way, a persistent injury is a larger threat to a player’s career than a big injury. Kinga got her ACL torn and was out for 8 months. Once she is back, she is back. But a team–club or national–finds it less and less able to count on a player who might be found unfit for another time.

  4. cacomistle 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the info. I hope she recovers soon.

  5. Mia Mon 8 years ago

    some explanation:

    “Not included in the 18 is Japanese international AYA SAMESHIMA, as well as five players who have been training with the team: Dominque Richardson (trialist), Lindsay Elston (trialist), Holly Hein (trialist), Osinachi Ohale (international trialist), Laisa Andrioli (international trialist). Sameshima remains under contract, however had to return to Japan last month to rehab a torn meniscus but can be added to the roster later once she returns to full health.

    Under NWSL rules, the Dash were required to name between 18-2o players to the active roster by today. Sesselmann was included, despite injury, as she is an Allocated Player from the Canadian Soccer Association. SAMESHIMA, on the other hand, is an international player but not part of the Allocation system (United States, Canada and Mexico national team players participate in the Allocation system). Under Allocation rules, Sesselmann’s full salary does not count against the salary cap. Given she is out for the season, the Dash are expected to get additional cap relief.”


  6. Author
    WSU 8 years ago

    According to some reports the defender picked up an injury on her first day of (international) training camp and is believed to be suffering from a right knee injury.

  7. cacomistle 8 years ago

    missing Aya?

    • Author
      WSU 8 years ago

      We were just discussing this, not sure if she has picked up an injury?

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