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Houston Dash forward Stephanie Roche called up by Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team

Houston Dash forward Stephanie Roche has been called into the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team for matches against the United States and Haiti, manager Sue Ronan announced.

Roche will face off against the United States and Dash teammates Morgan Brian, Meghan Klingenberg and Carli Lloyd at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, on Sunday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. The 19-player group then travels to Lauderhill, Florida, to take on Haiti on Wednesday, May 13.

Roche, 25, has scored seven times in 38 appearances for Ireland. The Dublin native joined the Dash in February and has made two substitute appearances to begin the NWSL season. Runner-up for the 2014 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year, Roche is the first Irish woman to play in the NWSL.

Roche will return to the Dash before their next match on May 15 against the Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets for the match are available by clicking here or by calling (713) 276-GOAL.

Republic of Ireland Women's National Team Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Emma Byrne (Arsenal), Niamh Reid-Burke (Raheny United)
DEFENDERS (7): Megan Campbell (Florida State University), Meabh De Burca (Galway WFC), Karen Duggan (UCD Waves), Niamh Fahey (Chelsea), Aine O’Gorman (UCD Waves), Clare Rossiter (Wexford Youths Women’s AFC), Nicola Sinnott (Wexford Youths Women’s AFC)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Emma Beckett (Amazon Grimstad), Jessica Gleeson (Wexford Youths Women’s AFC), Ciara Grant (UCD Waves), Emma Hansberry (Castlebar Celtic), Denise O’Sullivan (Glasgow City)
FORWARDS (5): Ruesha Littlejohn (Celtic), Katie McCabe (Raheny United), Fiona O’Sullivan (Notts County), Stephanie Roche (Houston Dash), Julie Ann Russell (UCD Waves)

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