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Houston Dash announce updated preseason roster

The Houston Dash have announced the team’s updated preseason roster today. The club is currently in Portland, Oregon for preseason friendlies against NWSL and NCAA competition.

The roster includes all 20 currently contracted players and the team’s 2016 NWSL College Draft first-round picks Janine Beckie, Rachel Daly and Cari Roccaro. Additionally, the roster includes seven non-contract invitees.

Denise O’Sullivan and Rebecca Moros are additions to the roster. Allie Bailey, Janelly Farias and Lauren Sesselmann have departed preseason camp.

The Dash open the 2016 NWSL season on Saturday, April 16 against the Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium. 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 here.

2016 Houston Dash Preseason Roster

Goalkeepers (3): Haley Carter**, Bianca Henninger, Lydia Williams
Defenders (9): Monica Alvarado**, Ellie Brush, Allysha Chapman, Jen LaPonte, Rebecca Moros, Stephanie Ochs, Poliana, Cari Roccaro*, Caroline Van Slambrouck**
Midfielders (8): Andressa, Morgan Brian***, Amber Brooks, Tessa Gavilsky-Florio**, Caity Heap**, Carli Lloyd***, Cami Privett, Chestley Strother**
Forwards (7): Janine Beckie*, Bianca Brinson**, Rachel Daly*, Melissa Henderson, Kealia Ohai, Denise O’Sullivan****, Chioma Ubogagu

*2016 NWSL College Draft pick
**Non-roster invitee
***Currently with US Women’s National Team
****Pending ITC and P1-Visa

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