The preseason roster for the Dash has been whittled down from 32 at the start of camp last week to the league-mandated 25 today. Ten trialists still remain, hoping to make the final 20-player roster before the April 12 opener against Portland Thorns FC. See the full roster below, and see them in action at Houston Sports Park on Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.) as the Dash take on the Rice and Texas A&M women's soccer teams, respectively, in preseason scrimmages. Scrimmages at HSP are free and open to the public (full preseason schedule)
|Brittany Bock||Sky Blue FC|
|Sara Campbell*||Seattle Sounders|
|Becky Edwards||Portland Thorns FC|
|Lindsay Elston*||University of Washington|
|Anisa Guajardo*||Boston Breakers|
|Bianca Henninger||FC Kansas City|
|Katie Kelly*||FC Kansas City|
|Ella Masar||Chicago Red Stars|
|Tiffany McCarty||Washington Spirit|
|Teresa Noyola||FC Kansas City|
|Stephanie Ochs||Washington Spirit|
|Kealia Ohai||North Carolina|
|Emilee O'Neill*||Portland Thorns FC|
|Diana Redman*||Pali Blues FC|
|Arianna Romero||Seattle Reign FC|
|Rafaelle Souza||Ole Miss|
|Kika Toulouse||Washington Spirit|
|Nikki Washington||Portland Thorns FC|
Roster, not in preseason: Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Erin McLeod, Lauren Sesselmann
When you win each of the first two weeks by not giving up a goal and scoring five, you are doing well. That's exactly what the Dynamo have done, and they've been rewarded by jumping to the top of the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings (also the top of the actual standings, which is more important probably). Here's what the Power Rankers had to say about the Dynamo's performance to get them to the top so far:
"Had to rely on Tally Hall (and Kofi Sarkodie, who is the Pelé of goal-line clearances) for a couple of big moments. But they got another three points, got another goal from Will Bruin, and got themselves to the top spot here."
Go behind-the-scenes of Saturday's win versus Montreal with Dynamo TV Tunnel Vision.
Watch the Dynamo Girls' halftime performance from Saturday's home match against the Montreal Impact!
Another week, another win, another Dynamo player on MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week. This time it's Kofi Sarkodie, who came through in the clutch to clear yet another ball of the line and preserve a second straight shutout for the Dynamo defense. Here's what they had to say about the young right back:
"Cleared yet another goal off the line, and nearly scored a beautiful one of his own, while playing a strong two-way game vs. the Impact."