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Houston Dash waive three players and free up two international slots

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Burger, Souza and Toulouse are waived by Houston's NWSL team

Nina Burger, above, along with Rafaella Souza and Kika Toulouse were waived by the Houston Dash Friday.
Nina Burger, above, along with Rafaella Souza and Kika Toulouse were waived by the Houston Dash Friday.
As NWSL teams look to the 2015 season, the Houston Dash announced Friday they would waive three of its players. The three players may or may not be a surprise to some fans.

Forwards Nina Burger and Rafaelle Souza, along with defender Kika Toulouse have been waived from the roster as of Friday. All of the NWSL's clubs have until 4 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 15 to claim any players on the waiver wire.

Burger, 26, signed with the Dash from Austrian club SV Neulengbach April 30. The international player made 17 appearances for Houston in 2014 and notched four goals along with one assist.

Twenty-three-year-old Souza was the second round and 10th overall pick for Houston in the 2014 NWSL College Draft. The Brazilian rookie had one assist in her 16 appearances for the Dash.

Defender Toulouse was picked up by Houston in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft from the Washington Spirit. The 25-year-old former University of Virginia player made seven appearances for the Dash in their first season.