The Houston Dash continue to make moves to bolster their roster the push for an NWSL championship. On Friday morning, they announced the trade that brings Caprice Dydasco the 2021 NWSL Defender of the Year to Houston.
On Wednesday night, Houston beat Gotham and on Friday the completion of the trade was announced. The addition strengthens the defense of the Houston Dash which was already pretty good. After all, only four teams have allowed fewer goals than the Houston Dash who sit atop the NWSL standings.
The addition of Dydasco took just a few dollars out of the team's coffers. It begins with sending $120,000 now of allocation money and another $30,000 if certain conditions are met.
Gotham's former defender now in her sixth NWSL season started all 13 of the team's games prior to the move. In 2022, she has recorded 23 clearances, 49 duels won, eight blocks and six interceptions.
Dydasco was the 19th overall pick of the 2015 NWSL Draft and spent three seasons with the Washington Spirit before moving to Gotham FC. She started 104 of a possible 118 matches in her career logging nearly 9,500 minutes on the pitch.
Introduced at Friday afternoon's press conference, interim head coach Juan Carlos Amoros had this say about his newest player.
“Caprice (Dydasco) is a player we've been following for a long time. Obviously, she was the (NWSL) Defender of the Year last season. To be honest, it was a very easy one, because we wanted her to join us. From the beginning she was very open to join a club like the Houston Dash. The reports we had from the pitch were fantastic, the reports from her as a person, has tons of experience. She's a good person to have in the locker room. Very, very pleased for her to be joining us and to embrace the project that we're having here at the Dash.”