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Houston Dash acquire rights to Chioma Ubogagu

Houston Dash trade with Sky Blue to get the right for Chioma Ubogagu.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dash have acquired the rights to forward Chioma Ubogagu from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the club's fourth-round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and third-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.

"I am extremely excited that Chioma has decided to come back to the NWSL after a very productive season with Arsenal," Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said in the team's press release. "I coached Chioma when I was coaching the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team, and I've also watched her for many years as a youth player in Dallas. I know Chi is excited about coming home to Texas to play, and her family is very excited as well. Our fans will love her creativity and her ability with the ball. She brings some flair to her game, and will certainly add some attacking quality to our team. She won a U-20 World Championship along with (Dash forward) Kealia Ohai, so reuniting these two players will be great for our club. I always had to play against her while she was at Stanford, so now it will be nice to actually have her on my team."

Ubogagu was born in London, but grew up in Texas and went to Stanford University.  In February she signed with Arsenal Ladies of The FA Women's Super-League.

The Dash have the opportunity to sign Ubogagu before the start of the 2016 NWSL preseason in March.