Houston Dash statement on Brazilian players called into World Cup and Olympic residency program

The Houston Dash have released the following statement surrounding the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol’s (CBF) decision to call team defender Poliana and midfielder Rosana to participate in an 18-month residency program ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games:

“We were surprised by the CBF’s decision to have their players in residency for the next 18 months,” said Dash Managing Director Brian Ching. “We feel that playing in the NWSL could have helped Rosana and Poliana prepare for the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. However, we respect the CBF's decision and do not wish to impede the ability of any of our players to represent their country. We wish Rosana and Poliana the best of luck with Brazil.”