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Houston Dash announce 2016 NWSL roster

The Houston Dash have announced today a 19-player regular season roster for the beginning of the 2016 NWSL season.

The roster has 19 players, including the team’s 2016 NWSL College Draft first-round picks Janine Beckie, Rachel Daly and Cari Roccaro.

U.S. Women’s National Team players Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian enter their second year with the club. Additionally, the roster includes players from the Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, and Mexico national teams.

The Dash opens the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Chicago Red Stars. The first 5,000 fans in attendance on April 16 will receive a limited-edition Carli Lloyd bobblehead courtesy of the title sponsor of the match, BBVA Compass. Fans that purchase full season ticket memberships for the 2016 season are guaranteed the Lloyd bobblehead. For more information or tickets, visit HoustonDashSoccer.com/tickets.

2016 Houston Dash Roster
ROSTERED PLAYERS (19 of 20 spots filled):
Goalkeepers (2):
 Bianca Henninger, Lydia Williams
Defenders (6): Ellie Brush (INT’L-AUS), Allysha Chapman (FP-CAN), Rebecca Moros, Stephanie Ochs, Poliana (INT’L-BRA), Cari Roccaro*,
Midfielders (5): Andressa (INT’L-BRA), Morgan Brian (FP-USA), Amber Brooks, Carli Lloyd (FP-USA), Cami Privett, 
Forwards (6): Janine Beckie* (FP-CAN), Rachel Daly* (INT’L-ENG), Melissa Henderson, Kealia Ohai, Denise O’Sullivan** (INT’L-IRE), Chioma Ubogagu

*2016 NWSL College Draft pick
**Pending ITC and P1-Visa