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A look back: The Dash join the NWSL on December 12, 2013

On December 12, 2013 the Houston Dynamo announced the launch of the Houston Dash. The Dash, the first expansion team of the National Women's Soccer League, debuted in 2014 and prepare to enter their fifth season in 2018. Relive the moment with these photos below.

Master of Ceremonies Tiffany Blackmon welcomes the crowd ahead of the press conference. From left to right: Then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Then-Executive Director of the National Women's Soccer League Cheryl Bailey, Master of Ceremonies Tiffany Blackmon, Harris County Houston Sports Authority Executive Director Janis Schmees Burke and Dash President Chris Canetti.

Dash President Chris Canetti addresses the crowd during the press conference. From left to right: Master of Ceremonies Tiffany Blackmon, Then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Then-Executive Director of the National Women's Soccer League Cheryl Bailey and Dash President Chris Canetti.

Dash President Chris Canetti addresses the crowd. From left to right: Then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Then-Executive Director of the National Women's Soccer League Cheryl Bailey, Master of Ceremonies Tiffany Blackmon, Dash President Chris Canetti and Harris County Houston Sports Authority Executive Director Janis Schmees Burke.

Then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Dash President Chris Canetti greet young fans after the press conference.

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