CSN Houston's Tiffany Blackmon profiles Ella Masar and her journey to Houston, through triumph and tragedy.
Dash goalkeeper and captain Erin McLeod and midfielder Kaylyn Kyle have been called up to the Canada women's national team for an upcoming friendly against Germany on Wednesday, June 18 at BC Place in Vancouver. The pair will be available for tomorrow's match against Western New York, but will miss the Saturday game against FC Kansas City.
McLeod and Kyle join Nina Burger (Austria), Whitney Engen, and Meghan Klingenberg (USWNT) as Dash players on international duty. Burger, Engen and Klingenberg have already reported to their respective camps and will miss tomorrow's match in addition to Saturday's.
Canada Women's National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Karina LeBlanc (Chicago Red Stars), Erin McLeod (Houston Dash)
DEFENDERS (8): Kadeisha Buchanan (Ottawa Fury FC), Robyn Gayle (Washington Spirit), Carmelina Moscato (Seattle Reign FC), Rebecca Quinn (Duke University), Rhian Wilkinson (Comètes de Laval), Sura Yekka (Brams United), Emily Zurrer (Jitex BK), Marie-Eve Nault (KIF Örebro)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kaylyn Kyle (Houston Dash), Diana Matheson (Washington Spirit), Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC), Desiree Scott (Notts County Ladies FC), Jessie Fleming (London NorWestSC), Ashley Lawrence (Ottawa Fury FC), Brittany Baxter (Seattle Sounders Women)
FORWARDS (5): Jonelle Filigno (Sky Blue FC), Adriana Leon (Chicago Red Stars), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Josée Belanger (Comètes de Laval), Christina Julien (FF USV Jena)
Dash defenders Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg have been called up to the U.S. Women's National Team for upcoming friendlies vs. France. The games take place on June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and June 19 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ussoccer.com.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (7): Sarah Hagen (FC Kansas City), Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)
Randy Waldrum, Ella Masar and Erin McLeod preview Saturday's trip to Western New York to take on Abby Wambach and the Flash.
U.S. Women's National Team and Houston Dash players Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg will play for the UEFA Women's Champions League Final on May 22 at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal. After the match, the pair will leave Tyreso and join up with the Dash for the remainer of the NWSL season.
The Dash get another shot at the Portland Thorns on Wednesday night. Preview the match with "Check-In" presented by BBVA Compass.
Randy Waldrum, Erin McLeod and Stephanie Ochs describe Saturday's tough loss to Kansas City.