Houston Dash sign Havana Solaun and Emily Curran
By Louis Roesch
The Houston Dash continue solidifying their roster and laying claim to the best team in the NWSL. On Monday, the team resigned midfielder Emily (Ogle) Curran and on Wednesday free agent midfielder Havana Solaun.
Curran has been a big piece of the Houston Dash since her arrival in 2021 via a trade with the Portland Timbers. The Strongsville, Ohio native suffered a season injury in August but returned in mid season of 2022. Over the course of her return, she made six starts in 17 features. Her return gives Houston even more flexiblity in tactical schemes.
“Houston has become home. I've been here for two years now, the team, the girls, and the staff, they're all family.” Curran said. “The biggest thing for me is where the club is moving. You can tell they're trying to become one of the top destinations, one of the top clubs in the world. I'm excited to be a part of an organization that is willing to work for us, be there for us and support us.”
The signing of Curran and now Solaun make it even more evident that Houston is a destination spot for winning. Soluan has made 61 starts in 83 appearances with 17 goals. The addition of Soluan could very well move Maria Sanchez up top with Ebony Salmon and Nichelle Prince once she returns from injury. Solaun was originally drafted in 2015 the Seattle now OL Reign. The Jamaican international scored Jamaica's first ever World Cup goal on June 18, 2019 against Australia. She was also a member of the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup winner with the Courage who beat her former team , the Washington Spirit, 2-1.
“I’m eager for the next stop in my soccer career to begin in Houston,” Solaun said. “I have always strived to further challenge my skill set both on and off the field. I am grateful that the Houston Dash
will be a part of that challenge as we aim to win a championship.”