The Houston Dash have signed Irish international forward Stephanie Roche pending receipt of her P-1 Visas and ITC, the club announced Wednesday.
In a press release, Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said, "I am so excited about the signing of Stephanie, we are getting a player that has great technical ability, a superb left foot, and possibly the best goalscorer to come out of Ireland since Olivia O'Toole."
"Stephanie will bring a wealth of international experience to our team, and another great attacking option that is different from what we have already. All our Dash fans and fans of women's soccer in general will be excited about this signing."
Roche, 25, recently played for ASPTT Albi of the French Division 1 Féminine, where she scored twice in 10 appearances.
From 2011-2014, she played for Peamount United of the Irish Women's National League. A prolific scorer Roche tallied a record 71 goals in three seasons with the club, winning the Golden Boot award twice in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
On the international level, the forward has earned 35 caps for the Republic of Ireland, scoring six goals. The Dublin native., made her senior team debut against Iceland in 2008 and netted her first international goal in a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan the following year.
Roche made international headlines when her volley goal against Wexford Youths made her the first woman to be nominated for 2014 FIFA Puskás Award, awarded to the player judged to have scored the best goal.